Lemon Oat Bars


Makes 24 bars


1 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened and divided
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup uncooked quick-cooking oats
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-3/4 cups water, divided
1 package (4-serving size) lemon-flavored cook and serve pudding and pie filling mix
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 egg yolks
Juice of 1 lemon
3 to 4 tablespoons powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add flour, oats and salt. Press into ungreased 13X9-inch baking pan. Bake 20 minutes or until golden; cool.
  2. Meanwhile, combine 1/4 cup water, pudding mix, sugar and egg yolks in medium saucepan . Stir in remaining 1-1/2 cups water and lemon juice. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Mixture will thicken. Cut remaining 2 tablespoons butter into small pieces. Remove pudding mixture from heat and stir in butter. Cool slightly; pour over crust. Chill at least 4 hours. Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving. Cut into bars.

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