Saturday, January 24, 2009

Crunchy Lemon Bars

I was re-gifted a cook book over the holidays that I've fallen in love with! Here's an example of why! These tasty treats taste a bit like traditional lemon bars, but have the added texture, which we loved!

1 cup uncooked quick oats

1 cup flour

1/2 cup flaked coconut

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup butter

1 can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk

1/2 cup lemon juice

1 Tbsp. grated lemon rind

Preheat oven to 350°. (325°, if using a glass dish.) In a medium bowl, combine oats, flour, coconut, nuts, sugar, baking powder and melted butter. Set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and rind. Pat half the crumb mixture evenly into the bottom of a 9x9" baking pan. (I doubled the recipe and used a jelly roll pan.) In a medium bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk mixture on top and then sprinkle with the remaining crumbs. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool thoroughly before cutting. Enjoy!

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