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Macadamia Lemon Bars

These bars enjoy a lot of compliments among my friends and family. I almost have to make them for all of our get-togethers. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons chopped macadamia nuts
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix flour, confectioners' sugar and melted butter until crumbly; stir in nuts. Press onto bottom and 1/2 in. up sides of a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake 15-20 minutes or until light brown.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Beat in eggs, lemon juice and zest until blended.
  • Pour over hot crust. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 226 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 143mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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