Lightly Lemon Squares

I like to call these delicious treats lightly lemon squares. I found the recipe on this blog, via Pinterest. They have an amazingly, creamy texture with just the right amount to tart and sweetness to them. The graham cracker really helps to balance out the lemons, leaving you with a wonderful sweet treat. I made this for the first time on Easter, and have since made them for several small group and parties. Give them a try, they are delicious and super easy to make. I used reduced fat graham crackers and fat free condensed milk to lighten up the recipe a bit, and they were still very good! Enjoy!

*Note I didn’t take step-by-step pictures, so please message or email me if you have any questions.

lightlylemonsquaresIngredients

  • 1 can Eagle Condensed Milk
  • 1 box of Graham Crackers
  • 1/2 cup of Lemon Juice (fresh or bottled)
  • 1 tsp grated Lemon Rind
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 2-3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1-2 tsp Lemon Juice (fresh or bottled)
  • 1-2 tsp Milk
  • Yellow Food Coloring

Lemon Square Preparation

  1. In a bowl, stir together condensed milk, lemon juice and lemon rind until well mixed and thick.
  2. Layer the bottom of a 9x9pan with graham crackers.
  3. Pour a layer of the lemon milk mixture over the graham crackers and use a spatula to spread evenly.
  4. Continue to layer the graham cracker and lemon mixture another 3-4 times so that you have at least 4-5 total layers, ending with the top layer as graham crackers.
  5. Place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Lemon Icing Preparation

  1. Cream butter and about 1 cup of powdered sugar until well mixed.
  2. Gradually add in lemon juice to taste.
  3. Combine the remaining 2-3 cups of powdered sugar until the consistency is thick, but spreadable. If your icing becomes too thick, add small amounts of milk until the desired consistency is achieved.
  4. Add a few drops of yellow food coloring and milk well.
  5. Remove the lemon squares from the refrigerator and frost the top using your lemon icing.
  6. Return to the fridge. Bring the lemon squares to just slightly at room temperature before serving.
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