Crunchy Lemon Squares
CATEGORIES
Bar 
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 12
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (fresh squeezed or bottled)
  • 1 tbsp. grated lemon rind (zest)
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. (If using a glass pan, 325 degrees.)
  2. In a medium bowl, combine oats, flour, coconut, nuts, brown sugar, baking powder, and melted butter. Stir to form a crumbly mixture. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, and grated lemon rid.
  4. Pat half of the flour and oat mixture in bottom of a 9 x 9" pan.
  5. Spread sweetened milk mixture on top; then sprinkle with the remaining crumbs.
  6. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
A recipe from a recipe exchange. It calls for bottled, reconstituted lemon juice, but I think it is better with fresh squeezed lemon juice (either will work). These are great lemon bars, with a tasty, crunchy base.