Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Lemon Equivilant of A To-Die-For Dessert! ;-)

Lemon Crumb Bars
1 (18.25 ounce) box lemon or yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 egg plus 3 egg yolks
2 cups finely crushed saltine crackers (1/4 pound)
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup ReaLemon Lemon Juice from concentrate

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan. In large bowl, beat cake mix, margarine and 1 egg with mixer until crumbly. Stir in saltine crumbs. Reserving 2 cups crumb mixture, press remaining crumbs on bottom of prepared baking pan. Bake 20 minutes. With mixer or wire whisk, beat 3 egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice. Spread over prepared crust. Top with reserved crumb mixture. Bake 25 minutes or until set. Cool. Cut into bars. Store covered in refrigerator.

Once again, recipe from recipegoldmine.com.

My mom is not a huge dessert fan, but she loved these treats! (I know they are techniquely "bars" but I prefer the term "cookies." That's just how I roll.) And the part that took the longest was probably crushing up all of those saltine crackers. It was worth it, though.
My advice to you is to use one of those pastry cutters to mix up the cake mix/egg/butter mixture. It's easier than using a spatula or fork, in my opinion. I was so happy when I got one of those from my grandparents. I actually think it was a birthday or Christmas gift!
Enjoy baking these delicious bars or cookies... call them what you want, just not unpalatable!
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