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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.

  • Lemon Crème Crumb Bars
  • Ingredients
    • Cooking spray
    • 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. Lightly grease an 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. 1. 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. 1. Sprinkle half of the crumb mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish and gently press into an even layer. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside. 1. 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. 1. 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.


    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.

    Serves: 16 servings

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