Lemon Creme Double Crumb Bars

Well, what can I say? These bars are divine. Are you a crumble fan? Then you're going to love these as they have a double crumble. Crumble on the top and bottom. (Perhaps I should say double trouble not double crumble! They're going to wreak havoc on your waistline.) 
Of course, anything with lemon and condensed milk layered in between two crumbles has simply got to be roll your eyes delicious.

Lemon Creme Double Crumb Bars

From Cooking Classy

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 tsp + 1/8 tsp salt*
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 Tbsp finely grated lemon zest
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
2 large egg yolks
1/2 tsp lemon extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flour, rolled oats, salt and baking soda. Stir in granulated sugar and brown sugar and mix until no clumps of sugar remain. Stir vanilla into melted butter and pour mixture over dry ingredients. Using a spoon, stir mixture until evenly moistened. Sprinkle half of the crumb mixture into the bottom of a greased 8 by 8-inch baking dish and gently press into an even layer. Bake in preheated oven 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside (leaving oven heated at 350 degrees).

In a mixing bowl, whisk together sweetened condensed milk, lemon zest, lemon juice, 
egg yolks and lemon extract until well blended. Pour mixture over crumb crust in baking dish and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle top evenly with remaining crumb mixture. Bake in preheated oven 23 - 26 minutes until lightly golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature, refrigerate an hour, then remove and cut into squares. 

Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

*If using salted butter reduce salt amount to 1/8 tsp


  1. Exquisite! That is such a fabulous recipe.



  2. I love lemon desserts almost more than chocolate. These look great Barbara.

  3. Love lemon anything..sipping my lemon green tea right now:)

  4. Oooh this is WAY better than the average lemon bar!


  5. Double crumble! Wow, they sound well worth the calories, Barbara. If it can't be chocolate than it needs to be lemon for me :)

  6. Barbara, they have to be the best! Lemon beats chocolate any time and double crumble, magnificent! Thanks for the great recipe.

  7. Everything about these sounds perfection to me!

  8. Barbara I love all with lemon!! Look absolutely delicious and I love bars!!

  9. With double crumble, and triple lemon (zest, juice, and extract )
    these bars must be Great.

  10. The tangy sweetened condensed milk filling nested between buttery crumbles sounds surreal and heavenly!

  11. am i crumble fan? oh, i'm definitely a crumble fan. lemon...not so much, but my love of crumble might just be strong enough to overcome that distaste!

  12. My eyes are rolling and I'm dreaming that double trouble crumble is right before me. Another winner Barbara!

    Thanks for sharing...

  13. Yes, I love dessert with lemon...and it will be double trouble for me, since I can see myself indulge with these bars one after another one...
    Thanks for the recipe Barbara...hope you are enjoying your week :)

  14. I have a lemon tree bursting at the seems, always looking for great recipes like this.

  15. Lemon makes me think of spring! :) I love the sound of these bars- definitely "eye rollers" for sure! :)



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