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Lemon Ice Bars

Lemon Ice Bars

Lemon Ice Bars

Lemon Ice Bars
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Course: BarsDifficulty: Medium



A granola and maraschino bar cookie topped with a tangy lemon icing and decorated with maraschino cherries.


  • For the bar:
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed

  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened

  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup granola cereal

  • 1/3 cup chopped maraschino cherries, drained

  • Lemon Ice (recipe below)

  • additional maraschino cherries, cut into fourths and drained, for garnish

  • For the Lemon Ice:
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest


  • Make the bars:
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 F and grease a 9″x9″ square baking pan. Beat brown sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt until flour is moistened. Stir in granola and chopped cherries. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack. While baking, prepare Lemon Ice.
  • Make the Lemon Ice:
  • Beat all ingredients for the icing until smooth and creamy. If mixture seems too dry to spread easily, gradually add a little more lemon juice. When bars are cool, frost with this icing. Cut into bars, about 2″x1-1/2″. Decorate each bar with a quartered maraschino cherry.