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Easy Creamy Lemon Bars

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 20

Lemon gives a fresh flavor to these creamy 6-ingredient bars. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1
tablespoon lemon zest and 1/4 cup lemon juice from 1 large lemon
2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup sugar
2
containers (6 oz each) Yoplait® Original lemon burst yogurt
3/4
cup heavy whipping cream

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Let cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix cookie dough and 1 teaspoon of the lemon zest with hands or spoon until well blended.
  • 3
    Press dough in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    In large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice and remaining 2 teaspoons lemon zest with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add yogurt; beat until well blended.
  • 5
    In another large bowl, beat whipping cream on high speed until soft peaks form. Gently fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture until well blended. Spoon onto cooled crust; spread evenly. Cover; refrigerate about 2 hours or until set. Cut into 5 rows by 4 rows. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.

Expert Tips

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen whipped topping (from 8-oz container), thawed, can be used for the whipped cream.
  • For the best lemon flavor, use fresh lemon juice and peel.
  • Sprinkle bars with additional grated lemon peel.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
7g
37%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
170mg
7%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
5g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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