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Lemon Streusel Bars

Lemon Streusel Bars

I have made this many times. Several ladies have asked me for the recipe.

Lemon Streusel Bars


1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 c lemon juice
2 c (12 oz) package white chips, divided
2/3 c butter, softened
1 c packed light brown sugar
1-1/2 c flour
1-1/2 c quick-cooking oats
3/4 c toasted pecan pieces
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1/2 tsp shortening

To toast pecans: heat oven to 350.  Spread out in baking pan. Bake 7-8 minutes. Cool.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch pan. Combine condensed milk, lemon juice in medium bowl; set aside. Measure out 1/4 c and 1/3 c white chips; set aside. Add remaining white chips to lemon mixture.

Beat butter and brown sugar with mixer on medium speed in large bowl until blended. Stir together flour, oats, pecans, baking power and salt; add to butter mixture, blending well. Set aside 1-2/3 c oats mixture. Add egg to remaining oats mixture, blending until crumbly; press on to bottom of pan. Gently spoon lemon mixture on top, spread evenly. Add reserved 1/3 c chips to reserved oats mixture. Sprinkle over lemon layer, pressing down lightly.

Bake 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool in pan. Place remaining 1/4 chips and shortening in small microwavable bowl. Microwave 30 seconds or until chips melt. Drizzle over baked bars. (This last step is optional.)