Lemon Bars with Maria Cookie Crust – Torta de Limão com Bolacha Maria

Lemon Bars with Maria Cookie CrustWhat an light and easy dessert for summer! I know most of you probably have the needed ingredients right in your kitchen pantry so go ahead and try it this weekend!

I  don’t know anyone that doesn’t like lemon bars and I know everyone, will love these! Enjoy!

6 large eggs

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup flour

zest and juice of 4 or 5 large lemons

powdered sugar (for decoration)


1 package 7.05 oz Maria Cookies (coarsely ground) (I placed them in a ziplock and pounded with a kitchen mallet for a coarser ground)

1 tablespoon brown sugar

2 teaspoons cinnamon

5 tablespoons butter



Preheat oven at 350 degrees F.

Mix the crust mixture in a bowl using a fork until well incorporated. Press the crust mixture into bottom of a ceramic or glass deep baking dish approximately 7 x 11 inches and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Meanwhile, whisk together flour, sugar and eggs in a bowl until smooth and creamy. Add the lemon zest and juice and mix until well blended.

Pour the mixture over the slightly cooled crust and bake for about 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees F, or until set. Let cool and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Dust with powdered sugar and cut into desired squares. Enjoy!


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