Lemon Bars To Go | The perfect take along treat.  Hand these to go desserts to your guests as they leave, add them to your dessert table, give as a hostess gift, teachers gift or take for lunch!  Whatever you decide to do I know this dessert will be loved by all!  Scroll down to see my new twist on the crust.  You’re going to LOVE it!

Lemon Bars To Go

Instead of the traditional crust I used my favorite oatmeal cookie recipe as the base for the crust.  So now you get TWO treats in one!  The tart goodness from the lemon and a soft delicious cookie at the bottom.

Lightly add oatmeal cookie crust; bake.

Lemon Bars To Go

Add filling and bake.

Lemon Bars To Go

Lemon Bars To-Go

Preparation 30 minutes 2017-11-22T00:30:00+00:00 Cook Time 19 minutes 2017-11-22T00:19:00+00:00 Serves Makes 10- 4 ounce Jars     adjust servings


For the Oatmeal Cookie Crust

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Lemon Filling

  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups white sugar
  • zest of 3 lemons
  • 2/3 cups lemon juice (3 lemons)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 5 tablespoon all-purpose flour


    For the Oatmeal Cookie Crust:

    1. Preheat oven to 350°.
    2. Beat butter and sugars until fluffy. Add egg, beating until combined.
    3. Combine flour, oats, and baking powder.
    4. Gradually add to butter mixture; beat until combined.
    5. In 10-4 ounce jars spoon crust into jars and lightly press.
    6. Place jars on a cookie sheet for easy handling.
    7. Bake for 12 minutes. This is just to start the baking process for the crust it will complete baking when the lemon filling is added.
    8. While the crust is baking make your filling.

    For the Lemon Filling:

    1. Whisk together the sugar and eggs in a medium saucepan.
    2. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, butter and flour.
    3. Whisk together constantly over medium low heat until slightly thickened and warm (just to a boil).
    4. Carefully pour over baked crust.
    5. Bake an additional 7 minutes or until the edges are set, but the center still moves slightly when jiggled.
    6. Allow to cool completely and dust with confectioners sugar.

    Lemon Bars To Go






    Lemon Bars To Go — 20 Comments

    1. I love these. I am going to pin them on my recipe board. I love anything lemon and I love the way you’ve baked and served them in the small jars. Thanks for sharing this.

    2. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great Spring week end and come back to see me real soon!
      Miz Helen

    3. Oh my gosh, this is awesome!! Anything lemon is my absolute favorite and I’m going to be making these SOON! Thank you so much for linking up!

    4. Wow, these look delicious! I love lemon anything. I go to lunch with some friend each month. We don’t order dessert so I usually make something fun a wrap it cute for them to take home. This is perfect. Thanks.

      • Hi Emma, Yes, you can use old fashioned oats. I don’t recommend shipping this dessert overseas. The lemon custard needs to be refrigerated.

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