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Oatmeal-Lemon Crème Bars

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  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 25
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Oatmeal cookie mix jump-starts the crust to a classic homemade lemon bar.

Ingredients

1/2
cup cold butter
1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ oatmeal cookie mix
1
egg
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/4
cup lemon juice

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom of 8-inch square pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, cut butter into cookie mix, using fork or pastry blender. Stir in egg until mixture is crumbly. Press half of cookie mixture into bottom of pan; bake 15 minutes.
  • 3 In small bowl, stir condensed milk, lemon peel and lemon juice until thick. Spread over baked crust. Crumble remaining cookie mixture over top. Bake about 25 minutes longer or until light golden brown. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until set. For bars, cut into 5 rows by 5 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

You'll need 2 medium lemons to get 1/4 cup juice.

Cut bars into bite-size squares and serve in mini paper cups.

Use fresh lemon juice for the best lemon flavor.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
125mg
5%
Potassium
90mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
17g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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