Ooey Gooey Lemon Kefir Bars

These bars will be loved by all, they are not super strong in lemon flavor and the richness of the Kefir “cheesecake” like topping with the texture of the course cake crumble made with oat flour is superb! We made our own powdered sugar as we had none! This seems to happen so in my research I realized powdered sugar is just sugar with cornstarch. Now you can have a back up plan- Simply add 1 TBSP Cornstarch or Arrowroot powder to 1 C granulated sugar, pulse in blender until powdered. Worked really well in this recipe and I will use in many more to come. I love Arrow root for many uses, including thickening creamy pasta sauces or soups. 

I used the Kefir cheese in place of cream cheese for the texture, and oat Flour with whey protein to add nutrition to these very sweet bars. You could however use regular flour or flour substitute and I believe they would come out great. I hope you enjoy as much as our family. Use Meyer Lemons if you can it makes all the difference.

Lemon Kefir Bars  Servings 64   

Ingredients:

  • Cake Crust;img_1993
    • 5 Cups Flour
    • 1 1/2 C Sugar
    • 6 tbsp Baking Powder
    • 2 tsp Salt
    • 1/2 C Melted Butter
    • 2 eggs
  • Topping;
    • 3 1/2 C Powdered Sugar
    • 16 oz Kefir Cheese
    • 5 eggs

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease 1 9 x 13″ pan and one 8 x 8 ” pan.  Mix flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, melted butter and eggs in large bowl until crumbly.Press into bottom of greased pan, making sure to keep areas as even as possible.

     

  2. Place kefir cheese and sugar in mixing bowl. Mix in 1 egg at a time until well beaten. Pour mixture over cake crust. Mixture will be runny this is ok! Place in oven and bake until golden brown on edges around 55 minutes. Middle will be soft but does not need to be firm.

    Let cool before cutting into small squares. Enjoy!

 

 

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