Reduced Sugar Lemon Bars

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 132.5
  • Total Fat: 7.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 172.2 mg
  • Sodium: 85.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 5.8 g

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Number of Servings: 24


    * 1 1/3 cup white all-purpose flour
    * 5 Tbsp packed light brown sugar
    * 8 tsp no-salt hard margarine
    * 4 egg
    * 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    * 1 1/2 cup McNeil Nutritionals SPLENDA No Calorie Sweetener, finely blended into powder
    * 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
    * 2 tsp lemon zest


* Preheat oven to 350F.

* To make crust, mix flour and light brown sugar using a food processor until fully incorporated. Toss butter into flour mixture and pulse to combine using short bursts of power until butter is cut into tiny pea-sized pieces and dough appears lumpy. Sprinkle crust mixture onto an ungreased 13 X 9 X 2-inch baking pan as evenly as possible; press down with a spatula to create a packed surface. Place crust in middle of oven and bake until golden, about 20 minutes.

I adapted this recipe so it will have fewer carbs. My hubby loves sweets but he is diabetic ... so we swapped out the sugar for splenda. I blended it in my Magic Bullet to a fine powder and it worked wonderfully!

* Meanwhile, to make lemon topping, beat eggs in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until well blended. Add vanilla extract and 3/4 cup of powdered sugar; mix well. Add lemon juice and remaining powdered sugar; mix until powdered sugar is completely dissolved and then add zest.

* As soon as crust us finished, remove from oven and reduce oven temperature to 300F. Immediately pour lemon mixture over hot crust. Bake completely; cool, and cut into 24 bars. Yields 1 bar per serving.

Number of Servings: 24

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SOLLEDRACHE.

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  • Yikes! Splenda + hard margarine = chemical sh*t storm. No thanks! - 1/6/14

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  • I agree with Clairegrover. These are not good. Something else must be missing from the recipe, other than just sugar. They didn't taste good at all. I will not use this recipe again. Sorry - 7/26/10

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  • I've gotta say, notwithstanding the healthy modifications of this recipe, I will NEVER make it again. Honestly, it was not tasty. I'm giving it 2 stars for the effort put into creating this recipe as a healthier replacement, but I'd way rather have 1 regular lemon bar than 2 of these. Sorry. - 5/9/10

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  • My bf's mom loves lemon bars and she usually does it from a box. so i was glad to find somthing that wouldn't send her blood sugar through the roof. My boyfriends the same way. so i think its a fantastic recipe - 2/1/08

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