Zesty Fresh Lemon Nut Bars Recipe

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Best with Sunkist® Lemons
Prep Time - 45 Minutes
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With the addition of walnuts, the Zesty Fresh Lemon Nut Bars have a wonderful flavor and texture, try serving with a cup of steaming tea or coffee!


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Sunkist® lemon, grated peel
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder

  • Lemon Glaze:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh squeezed Sunkist® lemon juice

Instructions: (Makes 12 servings)

  • To make crust, in bowl cream together butter, granulated sugar and 1/2 of lemon peel. Gradually stir in 1-1/4 cups flour to form soft crumbly dough.
  • Press evenly into bottom of 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350o F. for 15 minutes. Meanwhile to prepare filling. In bowl combine brown sugar, walnuts, eggs, baking powder, remaining 1/4 cup flour and 1/2 of lemon peel.
  • Spread over baked crust. Bake for 20 minutes longer. Remove from oven; thinly spread with Lemon Glaze while still hot.
  • Cool; cut into 36 pieces.
  • In bowl, gradually blend a small amount of sugar into softened butter. Add lemon juice and remaining sugar; stir to blend well.