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Citrus-Hazelnut Bars

Spring is quickly turning into summer. 
We’ve already had the Slip N’ Slide out for an after school  play date! 
Tank tops are on and sweaters have been put away for the season. I love changing out my closet and re-discovering some of my favorite clothes! What’s even better, is when they still fit!
School lets out on June 1 – I can’t believe my kid is “Graduating” from Kindergarten!
As I approach the end of my free days, I’ve decided to make some “adult” treats. I mean… how many kids LIKE nuts in their treats. Not mine! I have to make cookies with and without nuts!
So, I found this Yummy Lemon and Orange bars with a Hazelnut crust topped with more hazelnuts and I knew that I had to make it – FOR ME!!

Here’s What You Need for the Crust
1/3 C butter
1/4 C sugar
1 C Flour
1/3 C finely chopped toasted hazelnuts
Beat the Butter until smooth, add sugar until combined. Add in the flour and HALF the hazelnuts. The crust will be crumbly, but press it into a 8×8 pan and bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

Here’s what You Need for the Filling:
2 eggs
3/4 C sugar
2 Tbls flour
1 tsp orange peel
1 tsp lemon peel
2 Tbls orange juice
1 Tbls lemon juice
1/2 tsp baking powder
remaining hazelnuts
Powdered Sugar as garnish
While the crust is baking, mix the ingredients together. Beat for two minutes and pour over hot crust. Sprinkle with the remaining hazelnuts and bake for 20 minutes. 
Slide a knife around the edge of the pan and allow to cool.
Add powered sugar if desired. 
The recipe said I should cut into 20 bars…. well, I cut it into 9 pieces! 
Also, they did not last long enough my house, but if you want to store them, cover them and keep them in the fridge.

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Aunt B

Friday 8th of June 2012

My guy will love these. Thank you for sharing the recipe.


Sunday 3rd of June 2012

I have fallen in love with these. Such a fabulous combination. It is being featured at My Meatles Mondays, this week.

Karyn - Pint Sized Baker

Sunday 3rd of June 2012

Thanks so much!! I look forward to Monday and linking up a new treat.

Six Sisters

Thursday 31st of May 2012

Citrus in the summertime! Love it! These look GREAT! We appreciate you linking up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We love seeing all of the great recipes and fun ideas! Hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

Shasta @ intheoldroad

Thursday 31st of May 2012

Yum! That looks good...perfect for summer. I'd love it if you would consider sharing it with our Summer Recipes linky party. We're two blogs sharing one combined linky party for double exposure.


Michelles Tasty Creations

Wednesday 30th of May 2012

Karyn, These sound delicious! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great week.