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Lemon oatmeal bars, tasty and tempting

This is a delicious and quick lemon bar recipe to serve to unexpected guests.

Fresh lemons are the best to use for juice and zest.
Fresh lemons are the best to use for juice and zest.public domain
Tart, tasty and tempting lemon oatmeal bars.
Tart, tasty and tempting lemon oatmeal bars.public domain

Lemon Oatmeal Bars

1 cup butter

1 cup granulated sugar


2 cups all-purpose flour


1 1/4 cups oatmeal either quick or old-fashioned oatmeal

Juice of 3 lemons

Zest of 2 lemons, finely chopped (be sure it contains no white pith)


Zest of 1 orange, finely chopped (be sure it contains no white pith)


1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

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Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Butter or spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.


  • Cream butter and sugar, then add the flour and oatmeal to make the dough (it will be a little crumbly).
  • Set aside.


  • Stir juice and zest into the sweetened condensed milk.
  • Set aside.


  • Press 2/3 of dough into prepared pan.
  • Spread the lemon/milk mixture evenly over the top of the dough.
  • Sprinkle the remaining dough over the top, press down lightly.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden.
  • Cool for at least 1 hour before slicing.
  • Sprinkle a little powdered sugar on top if desired.