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Lemon Bars

 
One serving costs about $0.3

$0.30 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

24
spoonacular Score:11%

Spoonacular Score: 11%

 

For 30 cents per serving, this recipe covers 4% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 149 calories, 3g of protein, and 7g of fat. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. Only a few people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. A mixture of butter, cream cheese, cool whip, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 16%. This score is not so spectacular. Try Best Ever Lemon Brownie Bars or Lemon Brownies, Lemon bars, and Lemon Pie Bars for similar recipes.

Cream Sherry, Moscato d'Asti, and Port are my top picks for Lemon Bar. A common wine pairing rule is to make sure your wine is sweeter than your food. Delicate desserts go well with Moscato d'Asti, nutty desserts with cream sherry, and caramel or chocolate desserts pair well with port. You could try NV Johnson Estate Cream Sherry. Reviewers quite like it with a 5 out of 5 star rating and a price of about 19 dollars per bottle.

NV Johnson Estate Cream Sherry

Very aromatic with notes of hazelnut, vanilla, and a touch of oak followed by sweet raisins and a touch of yeast. Clean lasting finish. Good now but will reward those allow it to age"". A favorite pre-prandial beverage. Consider it with nuts before dinner as an aperitif, or after dinner with dessert, especially chocolates and fruit-based desserts. Also wonderful on cold afternoons, served with biscotti to dip in ""Italian-style"". "

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Ingredients

Servings:
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps butter
butter
8 oz
8 oz cream cheese
cream cheese
2 cups
2 cups flour
flour
2
2  lemon pudding mix
lemon pudding mix
3 cups
3 cups milk
milk
8 oz
8 oz nonfat cool whip
nonfat cool whip
0.5 cups
0.5 cups nuts
nuts
1 cup
1 cup powdered sugar
powdered sugar
2 Tbsps butter
2 Tbsps
butter
8 oz cream cheese
8 oz
cream cheese
2 cups flour
2 cups
flour
2  lemon pudding mix
2
lemon pudding mix
3 cups milk
3 cups
milk
8 oz nonfat cool whip
8 oz
nonfat cool whip
0.5 cups nuts
0.5 cups
nuts
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup
powdered sugar

Equipment

frying pan
frying pan
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

  1. Mix flour and melted butter with a beater. Pack on bottom of 13 x 9 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees about 20 minutes. Let cool. Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar. Blend in 1 cup whipped topping. Smooth mixture over cooled pastry.
  2. Beat instant pudding with milk until thick. Spread over cheese layer. Top with remaining whipped topping. Sprinkle with chopped nuts. Refrigerate overnight or at least 3 hours. When ready to serve, cut into 24 bars.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.30
Ingredient
2 tablespoons butter
8 ounces cream cheese
2 cups flour
2 lemon pudding mix
3 cups milk
8 ounces nonfat cool whip
1/2 cup nuts
1 cup powdered sugar
Price
$0.24
$2.35
$0.33
$0.03
$0.99
$2.02
$0.87
$0.39
$7.23

Tips

Health Tips

  • To increase the protein in this recipe, you might experiment with using yogurt or cottage cheese (blended first to achieve a smooth texture) in place of the cream cheese.

  • Studies have shown people who drink full fat milk are thinner than those who drink low-fat or fat-free milk instead. Keep that in mind before you decide to swap. If you want to go dairy free, however, you can replace milk with unsweetened soy milk in most recipes.

  • Believe it or not, some sources say you can substitute avocado puree for butter when making brownies. Try it and let us know how it turns out!

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

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Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • If you need to soften a block of cream cheese before using it, you can unwrap it and heat it in the microwave on high for 10-15 seconds at a time until it is soft enough.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • Don't despair if you don't have powdered sugar on hand. All you need is granulated sugar and a good blender. Pour in the granulated sugar and blend at a high speed until you have a powder.

Green Tips

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
148 Calories
3g Protein
7g Total Fat
17g Carbs
1% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
148
7%

Fat
7g
11%

  Saturated Fat
3g
22%

Carbohydrates
17g
6%

  Sugar
8g
9%

Cholesterol
17mg
6%

Sodium
59mg
3%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
3g
7%

Vitamin B2
0.18mg
11%

Vitamin B1
0.12mg
8%

Selenium
5µg
7%

Phosphorus
66mg
7%

Manganese
0.13mg
7%

Folate
24µg
6%

Calcium
57mg
6%

Vitamin B12
0.3µg
5%

Vitamin A
222IU
4%

Vitamin B3
0.83mg
4%

Iron
0.65mg
4%

Magnesium
13mg
3%

Copper
0.07mg
3%

Vitamin D
0.47µg
3%

Potassium
92mg
3%

Zinc
0.38mg
3%

Vitamin B5
0.25mg
3%

Fiber
0.59g
2%

Vitamin B6
0.04mg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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