I was looking through one of my Pinterest boards for an idea for a great sweet treat to make for the Super Bowl. I came across a recipe for creamy lemon oat bars. They looked pretty easy. They used oatmeal cookie mix so you know they weren't all that complicated. As I went to make my shopping list I went back to Pinterest, back to my board and clicked on the picture for creamy lemon oat bars. Only this time it was a different recipe. Apparently I've pinned more that one version of these things. This recipe came from GroupRecipes.com and these were made from scratch. I liked that better because I didn't need to waste money on a cookie mix when I already had all the ingredients I needed in my cupboard. Even making them from scratch this recipe was still super easy....and delicious.
Creamy Lemon Oat Bars
- 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
- Zest of one lemon
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about one lemon)
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar shopping list
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Heat oven to 375F degrees. Coat 8 x 8 inch pan with non-stick cooking spray. Mix milk, lemon zest and lemon juice in medium bowl until thickened; set aside. Mix remaining ingredients in medium bowl until crumbly. Press half of the crumbly mixture in pan; bake about 10 minutes or until set. Spread lemon milk mixture over baked crust. Sprinkle remaining crumbly mixture over the lemon milk mixture, press down gently. Bake about 20 minutes or until edges are golden brown and center is set but soft. Cool completely. Yield 16.