These delicious bars are tart and terrific!
HEALTHY LEMON BARS
1 1/3 c all-purpose flour
5 Tbsp. packed light brown sugar
8 Tbsp. cold butter, cut into ½” pieces
4 large eggs
½ tsp. vanilla extract
1 ½ c powdered sugar, divided
¾ c fresh lemon juice
2tsp. lemon zest
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To make the crust, mix flour and light brown sugar using a food processor until fully incorporated. Toss butter into flour mixture and pulse to combine using short burst of power until butter is cut into tiny pea-size pieces and dough appears lumpy. Sprinkle crust mixture onto an ungreased 13x9x2 inch baking pan as evenly as possible; press down with a spatula to create a packed surface. Place crust in middle of oven and bake until lightly golden, about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, to make the filling, beat eggs in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until well blended. Add vanilla extract and ¾ cup of powdered sugar; mix well. Add lemon juice and remaining powdered sugar; mix until powdered sugar is completely dissolved and then add zest. As soon as crust is finished, remove from oven and reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees. Immediately pour lemon mixture over hot crust. Bake about 30 minutes until firm; cool, and cut into 24 bars. Yield 1 bar per serving / 3 points Weight Watchers points. Enjoy!