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Lemon Nut Bars

  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes (Total Times : 55 Minutes)
  • Serving Size: 24
  • 1-1/3 cups Flour
  • 1/2 cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) Cold Butter Or Margarine
  • 1 cup Old-fashioned Or Quick-cooking Oats, Uncooked
  • 1/2 cup Chopped PLANTERS Pecans
  • 1 package (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Grated Lemon Peel Peel
  • 3 tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • PREHEAT oven to 350?F. Mix flour and sugars in medium bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in oats and pecans. Reserve 1 cup of the oat mixture; press remaining mixture onto bottom of greased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 15 min.

    BEAT cream cheese, egg, lemon peel and juice in small bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Pour over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.

    BAKE 25 min.; cool completely. Cut into 24 bars. Store leftover bars in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

    KRAFT KITCHENS TIPS

    Size It Up

    Sweets can add enjoyment to a balanced diet, but remember to keep tabs on portions.

    Great Substitute

    Prepare as directed, using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese.

    RECIPE COURTESY OF KRAFT FOODS