Lemon Crumb Bars
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
I had great success, and was very pleased. Certainly will make often. I only had a white cake mix, so added 1 tsp lemon extract to the crumb mixture. I did not alter the recipe other than that. I used fresh lemon juice. Comment below that have made big alterations are not really fair if they did not turn out. These were just lovely!
I was intrigued by this lemon bar recipe as I thought the sweet salty combo would be tasty. As per the other reviews, the lemon flavor is limited in the filling and truly comes from the lemon cake crust. I didn't think that the saltine crackers added any thing to the crust. I doubled the filling (per other reviews), which was the right amount needed for a 13x9 pan. The lemon taste is there right after baking, but fades if you have left overs the next day. These were not that big of a hit compared to other desserts offered on the table. We ended up throwing away 1/2 of the pan. I will keep searching for a 5 star lemon cookie/cake bar recipe.
I doubled the filling and only used one sleeve of crackers which did equal two cups of crushed crackers. I was sorely disappointed in the overall flavor of this recipe. It was ok. But I want great! Very mild lemon flavor and even with doubling the filling, it was still lean on the filling! So I won't be making this again.
i'm re-posting here, after reading other posts below.i made these bars, so maybe i can help clear up any recipe direction confusion.basically, you mix the dry ingredients with the butter to make crumbly mixture. set aside 2 cups for the topping. the remainder gets pressed into the bottom of the greased 13*9 pan for the crust, or the bottom of the bar. bake it. meantime, mix your wet ingredients. pour wet ingredient mixture over crust.(this will be the middle of your bar). Sprinkle the 2 cups of dry crumbly mix you reserved earlier over the wet layer and bake it again.if you didn't taste enough lemon, try the suggestion i saw below about waiting till the next day.it's not just crackers on the top. it's a crumbly version of the crust.they should taste sweet and salty.hope this helps someone.:)
i freaking love these bars! the combination of salty and sweet is so good! i made them a couple of weeks ago and my mouth wants more! ([email protected]$$? not so much!haha)
Made this on request.. The person I made them for thought they were good but I would not make them again. Too much crumb/crust and not enough filling at all, and I even used less crackers then called for.
This Bar is all crumb and very little lemon. I''m very disappointed. The picture must have used double the filling.
I followed this recipe exactly and found it to be a bit dry. I think if I did make it again, I would scale back on the crackers and/or double the filling.
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