Easy Lemon Crumb Bars

This morning has been awesome. I woke up early, opened my cupboards and went through all of my “to bake” lists from 2010. There were so many recipes, I hardly knew where to start. Since it’s still January and I’m trying not eat too many double chocolate cheesecake pieces, I decided to go with an old favorite of mine.

Lemon Crumb bars are easy, and can be cut nicely into bite sized pieces. Plus, the light lemon taste makes this bar feel like a light snack.

To begin, chop up your butter stick into little pieces.

In a large bowl, place the cake mix, butter, and egg.

Beat the cake mix, butter, and egg until crumbly.

Stir in cracker crumbs, set aside 2 cups for topping.

Press remaining crumb mixture into a 13-inch x 9-inch baking dish, coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

In a small bowl, beat the egg yolks, condensed milk, and lemon juice.

Pour over crust, sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator.

Done and done! Easy Peasy.

Lemon Crumb Bars
Makes 2 dozen bars

Ingredients:
1 package (18-1/4 oz) of lemon cake mix
1 stick (1/2 cup) cold unsalted butter
1 egg
2 cups crushed saltines (1 whole package)
3 egg yolks
1 can (14 oz) 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 crumb mixture into a 13-inch x 9-inch baking dish, coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
3. In a small bowl, beat the egg yolks, condensed milk, and lemon juice. Pour over crust, sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
4. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator.

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Comments

  1. Helen Stewart says:

    I am now salivating, mouth watering, oh the lemon gets to my senses. Good , quick, bar.

  2. These do look easy, and delicious! I’m loving anything lemon right now!

  3. Just as I’m starting to crave lemon again after a long winter of hearty, warm flavors, this recipe comes along! These lemon bars look absolutely perfect, Katrina! Such a yummy and delicious little treat. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love the fresh taste that you get from lemon. And, these are a nice change from the usual lemon squares that everyone else makes.

  5. These look delicious! I can imagine they would be a bit hit if shared with coworkers!

  6. YUM YUM! Lemon bars are still on my to do list. I can’t belive i still have not done them. This seems like the easies recipe i have found so far.

  7. That look phenomenal! I love lemon desserts!

  8. Lemon bars are one of my favorites and I really like the crumb topping on this version.

  9. These sound soo good! I LOVE LOVE LOVE lemon! Great recipe : )

  10. Lemon bars are so great – sweet and indulgent but still refreshing! Yum!

  11. I love conventional lemon squares with the very yellow filling but this looks fantastic, too. It’d be nice to change up my lemon fix :).

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