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Lemon Crème Crumb Bars

Lemon Crème Crumb Bars When life gives you lemons ... make lemon bars! Our delightful, Lemon Crème Crumb Bars are filled with a tangy, lightened-up lemon crème filling sandwiched between a crispy whole grain oat crust and a crumbly oat topping.   It doesn’t get much better than this for a delicious, warm-weather dessert!   Lemon Crème Crumb Bars #festfoods

Lemon Crème Crumb Bars

Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy


  • 1 ¼ cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 ¼ cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ tsp. coarse salt
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • Ice cold water {optional}
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 8 oz. fat free sweetened condensed milk
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice (about 1-2 lemons)
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • ½ tsp. pure lemon extract  



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, oats, salt and baking soda.  Stir in honey and brown sugar and mix until no clumps remain.  Stir vanilla into melted butter and pour mixture over dry ingredients.  Using a spoon, stir mixture until evenly moistened.  If it is too dry, add 1 tablespoon of ice water at a time until it has a formed consistency.  Sprinkle half of the crumb mixture into the bottom of a greased 8x8 baking dish and gently press into an even layer.  Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.  Remove from the oven and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together sweetened condensed milk, lemon zest, lemon juice, egg and lemon extract until well blended. Pour mixture over crumb crust in baking dish and spread into an even layer.  Sprinkle top evenly with remaining crumb mixture.  Bake in preheated oven 25-30 minutes, until lightly golden.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool at room temperature; once cool, cover and refrigerate 30 minutes to 1 hour, then remove and cut into squares.  Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.


Yield: 16 bars

Per Serving*: Calories 260, Total Fat 7g (Saturated 4g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 40mg, Sodium 170mg, Total Carbohydrate 44g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 32g), Protein 5g, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 10%, Iron 4%

*Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.

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Lemon Crème Crumb Bars

Disclaimer: The information provided here is intended for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice. Health information changes frequently as research constantly evolves. You should not rely on any information gathered here as a substitute for consultation with medical professionals. Information may not be reproduced without permission from Festival Foods. We strongly encourage guests to review the ingredient lists of suggested products before purchasing to ensure they meet individual dietary needs. All products not available at all Festival locations.

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