Oatmeal Lemon Creme Bars
Short Cut Ingredients:
1/2 cup cold butter
1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® oatmeal cookie mix
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1/4 cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square pan with non stick spray.
In a large bowl cut the cold butter into the cookie mix with a fork or pastry blender.
Stir in the egg until the mixture is crumbly.
Press half of the dough into the bottom of the greased pan and bake it in the oven for 15 minutes.
In a small bowl mix the sweetened condensed milk, lemon zest, and lemon juice until thick and combined.
Spread lemon mixture over baked crust and evenly crumble remaining dough on the top.
Bake another 25 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Let cool and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set. Cut into bars and store in the refrigerator.
From Scratch Ingredients:
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup butter, slightly softened
1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1 cup oats
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 8×11 pan.
In a large bowl mix the butter and brown sugar until they are well combined.
In a separate bowl sift together flour, salt, and baking powder.
Add oats and dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix to combine.
Press half of the oat mixture into pan. In a small bowl mix together sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Spread evenly on top of the oat mixture in the pan. Top with the remaining oat mixture.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Let cool and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set. Cut into bars and store in the refrigerator.