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Lemon Crumb Bars Recipe

Lemon Crumb Bars Recipe

“I'm always looking for a great new cookie or bar to try, but I often return this tried-and-true recipe,” says Anna Miller of Quaker City, Ohio. “My husband loves the combination of sweet and salty!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package lemon cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups crushed saltines (about 60 crackers)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, butter and egg until crumbly. Stir in cracker crumbs; set aside 2 cups for topping.
  • 2. Press remaining mixture into a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  • 3. In a small bowl, beat the egg yolks, milk and lemon juice. Pour over crust; sprinkle with reserved topping. Bake 20-25 minutes longer or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 153 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 244 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.