These Lemon Nut Bars with pecans are sure to brighten your day. The sweetest thing about this recipe is that it takes just 15 minutes to prep.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 24 servings
1-1/3 cups flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) cold butter or margarine
1 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats, uncooked
1/2 cup chopped PLANTERS Pecans
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 Tbsp. grated lemon zest peel
3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
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Let's Make It
Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix flour and sugars in medium bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in oats and pecans. Reserve 1 cup of the oat mixture; press remaining mixture onto bottom of greased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 15 min.
Beat cream cheese, egg, lemon zest and juice in small bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Pour over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
Bake 25 min.; cool completely. Cut into 24 bars. Store leftover bars in tightly covered container in refrigerator.
Sweets can add enjoyment to a balanced diet, but remember to keep tabs on portions.
Prepare as directed, using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 15g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
24 servings, 1 bar each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.