Lemon Crumb Bars

I am not crazy about lemon flavor, but my husband loves it.  I am crazy about sweetened condensed milk.  So, with these bars, we are both happy.

Lemon Crumb Bars



  • 1 (18 1/2 ounce) box lemon cake mix or 1 (18 1/2 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 large egg, plus
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 2 cups saltine crackers, finely crushed (1/4 lb)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In large bowl, heat cake mix, margarine and 1 egg with mixer until crumbly.
  • Stir in saltine crumbs.
  • Reserving 2 cups of crumb mixture, press remaining crumbs into bottom of greased 13×9 baking pan.
  • Bake 20 minutes.
  • With mixer or wire whisk, beat 3 egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice. Spread over prepared crust. Top with reserved crumb mixture. Bake 25 minutes or until set. Cool.
  • Cut into bars. Store covered in refrigerator.

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