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Easy Lemon Bars
Easy Lemon Bars

Easy Lemon Bars

4 Hr(s) 50 Min(s) (incl. refrigerating)
15 Min(s) Prep
4 Hr(s) 35 Min(s) Cook
Make lemon bars a breeze with our Easy Lemon Bars recipe. You'll love the tanginess of our recipe and you don't have to be an expert baker to make them! Try making these Easy Lemon Bars for the next bake sale or for dessert tonight.
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32 servings
Original recipe yields 32 servings
1 cup butter, softened
2-1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided
2-1/2 cups flour, divided
1/2 cup boiling water
6 eggs
zest and juice from 1 lemon
2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
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Let's Make It
1
Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Beat butter and 1/2 cup granulated sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add 2 cups flour, mixing well after each addition. Press onto bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of prepared pan. Refrigerate 30 min.
2
Heat oven to 350°F. Bake crust 15 to 20 min. or until lightly browned.
3
Add boiling water to gelatin mix in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Cool 5 min. Add remaining granulated sugar, remaining flour, eggs, lemon zest and juice; whisk until blended. Pour over crust.
4
Bake 25 to 30 min. or just until center of filling is firm. Cool completely.
5
Refrigerate 2 hours or until chilled. Use foil handles to remove dessert from pan before cutting into bars. Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Fun Idea
Sprinkle powdered sugar over a doily to create pretty shapes over your bars. If you don't have a doily, make a stencil using a coffee filter. Lay your coffee filter flat, then fold in half to form a semi-circle. Press edges firmly to make a sharp fold, then fold in half again. Fold into thirds, pressing firmly again along the crease. Use scissors to cut along the 2 straight edges, and the rounded outside edge to make your design.
Tip 2
Size Wise
Choosing small portions of desserts is a smart technique to allow yourself a treat as part of a balanced diet.
Tip 3
Storage Know-How
Keep refrigerated.
Nutrition
Calories
170
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
9%
Saturated Fat 4g
20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg
17%
Sodium 65mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 26g
9%
Dietary Fibers 1g
4%
Sugars 19g
38%
Protein 3g
6%
Vitamin A
8%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
0%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
32 servings
* 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.
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