Lemon Squares with Cheerios

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10 Minutes Prep
2 Hours 50 Minutes Total
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16 Servings
Ingredient List
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 1/2 cups Cheerios cereal
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 1/2 cups Frosted Cheerios cereal
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/2 cup butter
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 10 tablespoons flour
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 4 eggs
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 cup sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Small check mark in a circle icon Powdered sugar, to taste for garnish
Preparation
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F.
  2. In a food processor, pulverize the cereals. Cut the butter into small pieces and add them to the processed Cheerios, along with 7 tablespoons of the flour. Mix with your hands until thick and dough-like. Transfer to a square 8 x 8-in baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the dough begins to brown on the edges.
  3. Mix the eggs, sugar, lemon juice, baking powder and remaining 3 tablespoons of flour. Beat until all ingredients are fully incorporated and the mix is slightly thick.
  4. Once the dough is ready, remove from oven and pour the lemon-egg mix over the top. Bake for 20 additional minutes. Remove from the oven and let rest for 1 hour. Refrigerate for 1 additional hour.
  5. Cover with powdered sugar and cut into 16 squares. Serve and enjoy!
Tips
  • For more concentrated lemon flavor, add lemon zest.