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Easy Creamy Lemon Bars

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 3 hr 15 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 20 servings
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Lemon gives a fresh flavor to these creamy 6-ingredient bars.

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1
tablespoon grated lemon peel 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

  • 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 grated lemon peel 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 peel 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.
  • 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 grated lemon peel 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 peel 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 INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
172.1
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10.4g
16%
Saturated Fat
5.6g
28%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
31.1mg
10%
Sodium
211.8mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
16.1g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0.6g
2%
Sugars
3.9g
Protein
3.8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
2.70%
3%
Calcium
4.80%
5%
Iron
4.80%
5%
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.
Yoplait is a registered trademark of YOPLAIT MARQUES (France) used under license.
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