Macadamia Lemon Bars

Macadamia Lemon Bars

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"'These bars melt in your mouth' and 'They're out of this world' are compliments I receive frequently when people taste this treats. They are excellent for showers and other get-togethers. -Edie DeSpain Logan, Utah"
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35 m servings
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



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  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, confectioners' sugar and butter; stir in nuts. Press onto the bottom and 1/2 in. up the sides of a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. beat in the eggs, lemon juice and lemon peel until light and fluffy. Pour over hot crust. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Sprinkle with the confectioners' sugar.


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Great Recipe!! After reading others reviews, I increased the Lemon Juice to 3 tablespoons full and I used 1.5 tsp of zest. It came out Perfect!! I also didn't have an 8 Inch Square pan, used my...

Great recipe, very pretty and easy. I used pecans, chopped in the food processor. Then added the other crust ingredients to the processor for extra ease of prep and minimal clean-up. I topped...

I wish I could have given this 10 stars!!! I did add more lemon juice though because I like a more tart flavor (and I had bought so many lemons anyways). Also, I did not know if roasted and sa...

This was a huge hit at a family get together - did make a couple of slight changes from others' recommendations - added a little extra lemon to get a stronger lemon flavor. Will definitely beco...

We really liked the flavor of these bars, but had trouble getting them to set up. I baked them for 15 minutes as directed, and they were golden brown on top when I took them out. After allowing ...

Excellent! I really love the addition of the nuts! They add more health benefits and better flavor, too! These were delicious and very easy to adapt to gluten-free for my gluten intolerant child...

This is amazing!!! We loved it. The shortbread just melts in your mouth like fairy floss and the lemon taste is just right. The dough is VERY wet but don't worry, just press it gently into the ...

These were absolutely wonderful! I loved these bars as well as my family and friends. I might try doubling the filling and putting more macadamia nuts on the top next time I make this recipe tho...

These bars are delicious! I made them in a 9 x 13 baking pan because I needed a bigger batch. I doubled the crust recipe and I did 1 1/2 times the filling recipe. It took about 26 minutes in ...

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