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The 100 Calorie Lemon Bars

I found this recipe in my Fitness Magazine the other day and thought I'd try them out this week. 

The Cast of Characters: all purpose flour, granulated sugar, butter stick, eggs, lemon, baking powder and powered sugar.

3/4 cup all -purpose flour (plus 2 Tablespoons - do not add to 3/4 cup!!!)
2/3 cup granulated sugar (plus 3 Tablespoons - do not add to 2/3 cup!!!)
1/2 stick of cold butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 eggs ( second egg will be used just for its egg white)
3/4 teaspoon finely grately lemon zest (I switched the measurement to Tablespoons and it was so good!!!)
2 Tablespoons of lemon juice
1 Tablespoon of water
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 Tablespoon powdered sugar


Coat an 8-by-8 inch baking pan with nonstick spray, set pan aside 

2. In a small mixing bowl, combine 3/4 cup of all purpose flour and 3 Tablespoons of granulated sugar;  cut in butter until it's crumbly. Pat mixture onto the bottom of prepared pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. 

3. Meanwhile, in the same bowl, combine egg and egg white (yes, that's two eggs - 1 whole egg and 1 egg white). Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until frothy. Add 2/3 cup of granulated sugar, 2 Tablespoon of flour, 1/4 teaspoon of lemon zest, 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice, 1 Tablespoon of water, and 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder. Beat on medium for 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Pour mixture over baked layer in pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes more or until edges are light brown and center is set. Cool in pan and let sit on the cutting board or wire rack. 

4. Sift powdered sugar over the top. Cut into 16 bars. Store in refrigerator
Nutrition facts (per bar): 100 calories, 1 gram of protein, 17 grams of carbohydrate, 3 grams of fat (2 grams saturated, 0 gram of fiber.

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RReikowski said...

Nice job. Love your blog!!
Did you create it yourself?

Michelle said...


WOW....When brought these delicious Lemon Bars over I had no idea that they were low calorie. Thanks again. They were GREAT! :o)


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