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Lemon Refrigerator Bites

(19 Votes)
YIELDS
20 squares
CHILL TIME
6 Hr

Sometimes you want something sweet that doesn't weigh you down and these Lemon Refrigerator Bites are just the trick! They're light and refreshing and perfect for the warm weather.

What You'll Need:
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
What To Do:
  1. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter; mix well. Press crumb mixture firmly into prepared baking dish and refrigerate until ready to fill. 
     
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and condensed milk until smooth. Beat in lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir in whipped topping just until mixed. Pour into graham cracker crust.
     
  3. Refrigerate 6 hours, or until filling is firm. Slice into 2-inch squares and serve. 
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2nd post, everyone loved them and like the fact that it was a nice light dessert. Will be making again.

Made for BBQ Sunday. I have not tasted it but for a little of the filling. I'm sure it is very tastey. Was super easy to prepare. Will post tomorrow on how it was.

Yummmm!!!!!!!!!

These are absolutely delicious

Fantastic...used 1/3 cream cheese & no fat condensed milk, crushed 2 extra crackers & sprinkled on top...just fantastic tasting!!

So easy to make, I was in a hurry to get a dessert made for guests so I used ready make graham cracker crusts. Everyone loved it. I doubled the recipe to make 2 pies.

Yum! And so easy. Add blueberries, or whatever is in season .

For diabetics: Is there anything we can use for Sweetened condensed milk. I have made the koolaid pie with this mild for my grandkids using the sweetened cond milk. It is entirely too sweet for a diabetic. Thanks

Why don't you sign up for his diabetic recipes? Since it is sugared milk, I don't know what you would use unless you made your own with artificial sweeteners and I don't know how that would work out. I know there are recipes on how to make the sweetened condensed milk. Google and see if there is a way to make it with artificial sweeteners. That is how I get my information if I want to change something or find a similar recipe.

Have you tried this using Splenda? Substitue 1/4 sugar with 1/4 cup splenda. As far as the sweetened condensed milk there is no subs. There is also now a sugar free cool whip to use. You might ry yogart such as a plain vanilla ( I would think have much less sugar too) as it is close to the same consistency as sweetened condensed milk. My youngest son is juvenile diabetic since the age of 10 he is now almost twenty. Hope this helps.

Found this online: Seems easy and is a diabetic friendly substitute for sweetened condensed milk: 1/2 cup cold water 1 1/3 cups powdered milk 3/4 cup Splenda granular 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions: 1 Stir milk powder into cold water until dissolved. 2 Microwave 1 minute or until steaming. Stir in sugar and vanilla. 3 Cover and chill in the refrigerator.

Eagle Brand makes different types of condensed milks. Maybe they have a reduced or sugar free kind now? It's worth checking into.

THis was so easy and refreshing.

SOUNDS SO SO SO Good! I agree with other reviewers--great for 8 in sq pan and LEMONS! WOW!

I am SO SO glad you finally have a dessert recipe made in an 8X8 in pan! Some of us only cook for one; not an army!

I would like to make this in a 13 x 9 pan. Can the recipe be doubled for this or would it be too much?

I think these are Lemon Squares...and not Lemon Bars...lol

making this today!

sounds sooo good!! I like anything with Lemons in it !!

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