Nita's hidden treasures

Yield: 48 Servings

Measure Ingredient
⅔ cup Butter
1 cup Dark brown sugar; firmly packed
1 cup Regular oats
1½ cup Sifted all purpose flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Salt
1 can Condensed milk; (14-ounce)
½ cup Lemon juice; (2 lemons)
1 teaspoon Lemon rind

Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously butter a 9" X l3" baking pan.

Thoroughly cream the butter and sugar together until light. Stir in the oats blending well. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and mix in until texture is evenly crumbly. Reserve half the crumb mixture and spread the remaining half evenly over the bottom of the prepared baking pan pressing lightly into place. Mix together the milk, lemon juice and rind until very smooth and creamy. Spread carefully and evenly over the crumb layer and cover the cream layer with the remaining reserved crumbs. Bake for 25-30 minutes until lightly golden in color. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack. When completely cool cut into 48 squares.

Source: Sweets.... From Marina With Love....

Happily scanned and MC formatted, using Buster, by Pamela Creeden 5/7/98 NOTES : The following recipe was known Just as Lemon Bars until it was discovered that our daughter Nita was secretly wrapping them in waxed paper and hiding them in her bureau to eat unshared when she was alone! Anyone who has lived in a large family knows how quickly Nita's Hidden Treasure secret was exposed! However the name has become permanent-and here is Nita's favorite cookie. Do be sure to make enough to share! Recipe by: The Best of the Best From Texas, p.261 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by "Pamela Creeden" <creedenites@...> on May 7, 1998

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