No Bake Lemon Bars

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Try this No Bake Lemon Bars recipe, and enjoy a two part recipe that includes a standard graham crust and cream cheese topping. You could also include a third layer if you wanted. For this lemon bars recipe, you might just use a commercial whipped cream topping to complement the rest of the ingredients. In this recipe, a commercial egg product that has been pasteurized is used, so you do not need to worry about eating raw eggs. There is some issue about eating raw eggs because of the chance that they might contain e-coli or salmonella bacteria. Either one can be extremely dangerous for human consumption. So when you eat eggs, be sure that they are well cooked.

This no bake lemon bars recipe begins with the standard graham wafer crust. It is an easy and fun crust to make, so be sure to let the little hands in your household help out if they want to. You could occupy them with just a few graham wafers tucked inside a Ziploc bag that they could crush to toss in with the rest of the graham wafers that you use a blender to turn in to fine granules. You can buy graham wafers already crushed, of course, but this way little ones have the opportunity to help out and feel like they are making a contribution to this no bake lemon bars dessert.

To make the top layer, you do not even need lemons. Use lemon oil instead along with gelatin and cream cheese as well as other ingredients to finish the top layer. It does not need to be cooked, although boiling water is used for the gelatin and to help blend all of the other ingredients together. So that layer will be prepared quickly, easily and without much cost. Once it is ready, just smooth it over the graham wafer layer (that layer is also not cooked, although some recipes do cook it to achieve a more crisp and cookie like layer on the bottom of desserts such as this one). Once you have the two layers prepared, and layered, then put this recipe in to the fridge to chill well. This dish will taste best if it is served very cold, so leave this no bake lemon bars recipe in the fridge, either for the day or even for the entire night and the next day, serving it no earlier than late afternoon, or even saving it for dinner time. The kids will certainly enjoy this simple and quick dish, especially if they have helped in its creation. So be sure to let them join in on the fun preparation of this simple and quick snack. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts for: No Bake Lemon Bars From Kleinworth & Co.
Ingredients: Graham crackers, butter, brown sugar, salt, cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, pasteurized egg product, lemon essential oil, lemon juice, unflavored gelatin.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for servings. * Per Serving: Calories 574, Calories from Fat 116,Total Fat 12.9g 20%, Saturated Fat 7.4g 37%, Cholesterol 54mg 18%, Sodium 370mg 15%, Potassium 233mg 7%, Carbohydrates 36.1g 12%, Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%, Sugars 30.1g, Protein 81.3g, Vitamin A 8%, Vitamin C 12%, Calcium 19%,Iron 9%

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