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White Chip Lemon Streusel Bars


23 Min.
25 Min.
Skill Level:
24 bars

This White Chip Lemon Streusel Bars recipe has it all. Crunchy. Chewy. Nutty. Fruity. It can't get any better than this. The bars have a chewy cookie-like crust, with a creamy lemon layer, followed by a streusel layer dotted with HERSHEY'S Premier White Creme Chips. They are the perfect bar cookie to pair with brunch, alongside a cup of tea or to enjoy as a refreshing after-dinner dessert.  Refreshing lemon desserts always fit the occasion. While our White Chip Lemon Streusel Bars recipe is a cozy dessert to share in quiet moments with friends, our sleek Chocolate Cups with Lemon Creme recipe makes an elegant lemon-flavored dessert for a cocktail party or reception.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
25 minutes
Bake Time
23 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours


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  • 1 can
    sweetened condensed milk (14 oz, not evaporated)
  • 1/2 cup
    lemon juice
  • 1 tsp
    freshly grated lemon peel
  • 2 cups
    HERSHEY'S Premier White Creme Chips (12 oz pkg.), divided
  • 2/3 cup
    butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups
    quick-cooking or regular rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup
    pecan halves or pieces toasted *
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1
  • 1/2 tsp

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
13x9x2-inch baking pan 13x9x2-inch baking pan
mixing bowls mixing bowls
measuring cups measuring cups
mixer mixer
wire rack wire rack
microwave-safe bowl microwave-safe bowl
microwave microwave

Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Combine sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and lemon peel in medium bowl; set aside. Measure out 1/4 cup and 1/3 cup white creme chips; set aside. Add remaining white creme chips to lemon mixture.


Beat butter and brown sugar until blended in large mixer bowl. Stir together flour, oats, pecans, baking powder and salt; add to butter mixture, blending well. Remove 1-2/3 cups oats mixture; set aside. Add egg to remaining mixture, blending until crumbly. Press egg/crumb mixture on bottom of prepared pan. Gently spoon lemon mixture on top, spreading evenly. Add reserved 1/3 cup white creme chips to reserved crumb mixture. Sprinkle over lemon layer, pressing crumbs lightly.


Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool in pan on wire rack. Place remaining 1/4 cup white creme chips and shortening in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at Medium (50%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at Medium 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Drizzle over bars. Allow drizzle to set; cut into bars.

*To toast pecans: Heat oven to 350°F. Spread pecans in thin layer in shallow baking pan. Bake 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown; cool.

White Creme Chip Lime Streusel Bars: Make as directed above substituting lime for lemon.

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