Lemon Crumb Bars

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Lemon Crumb Bars

1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup lemon juice

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1 cup oatmeal

Combine sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and lemon zest in small bowl, stir well then set aside.

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.

Combine butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add flour mixture and oatmeal and mix until crumbly.

Press half of crumb mixture into the bottom of a greased 13x9 pan covering the bottom completely to make a crust. Spread lemon mixture evenly over bottom crust then sprinkle remaining crumb mixture evenly on top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until edges start to brown. Cool in pan completely then cut into squares. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Makes 24-28 squares.


  • If you need to use more than half of the crumb mixture to cover the bottom of the pan, that’s OK. You can use up to 2/3 of the mixture.
  • 2 lemons typically yield about 1/2 cup of lemon juice.
  • Always, always, always use real butter especially when baking.
  • No, you can't make these in a crock pot