Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Oatmeal Lemon Creme Bars

Thanks to Just Call Me Maria for this lovely and super easy recipe! We took it to a dinner and everyone loved it! It has a subtle hint of lemon, which is a good switch-up from the regular lemon bars.

1/2 cup cold butter
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® oatmeal cookie mix
1 egg
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1/4 cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square pan with non stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl cut the cold butter into the cookie mix with a fork or pastry blender.
  3. Stir in the egg until the mixture is crumbly.
  4. Press half of the dough into the bottom of the greased pan and bake it in the oven for 15 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl mix the sweetened condensed milk, lemon zest, and lemon juice until thick and combined.
  6. Spread lemon mixture over baked crust and evenly crumble remaining dough on the top.
  7. Bake another 25 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Let cool and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set. Cut into bars and store in the refrigerator.