Whew! What a weekend. In two weeks, I'll be flying across the Atlantic Ocean for the second time this year to spend two weeks in France. I cannot wait to go to the Mecca of the food world (as far as I'm concerned), but I have a lot of things to do until then. Including getting a lot of blog posts done so you guys have something to read while I'm there. Anyway...

This is a perfect dessert when you're super busy but you want something really tasty. Think lemon pie with graham cracker crust in bar form that you can make in less than 15 minutes. I don't even like lemon and I really liked these bars. Plus, I think you could substitute key lime juice for the lemon juice and have key lime graham cracker bars. That sounds amazing...I'm off to try the variation!  

Lemon Graham Cracker Bars Recipe
Makes a 9x9 pan
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14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup butter melted

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

In a small bowl, mix together the milk and lemon juice.

In a large bowl, combine together the graham cracker crumbs, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the melted butter and stir until the mixture is wet and crumbly.

Press half of the graham cracker mixture into a greased 9x9 pan. Pour the lemon mixture over the crust, and scatter the remaining crumbs on top. Bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned. Cool before slicing. Store in fridge.  

Source: Taste of Home Fall Baking Cookbook


09/24/2012 12:38am

Any kind of bar with a creamy filling is the best type, but Graham crunches on top and a lemon flavor to boot... I die a little! Ah. Sounds soo good.


I adore these little sweets! Look so yummy! Really nice post!

09/24/2012 7:58am

Oh, yum! And that key lime variation sounds great, too!

09/24/2012 10:49am

These look delicious! I love any dessert with lemon...I love anything tart :)

09/24/2012 11:43am

France! You lucky girl!

These bars look wonderful! Add lemon to anything and I'm sold ;)

09/24/2012 12:45pm

This would be a great hit, thanks for posting i love it :-)

09/24/2012 9:18pm

Sounds loooovely and really nice photos there - thanks for the recipe!


These sound wonderful and so jealous of your upcoming trip! Have a wonderful time and eats lots of wonderful things baked and crafted by wonderful French people :)

10/10/2012 9:29am

:D Anything with lemon! YUM!


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