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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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    Karyn Granrud

    Karyn Granrud

    I'm Karyn, a mom and wife, and I founded this little baking blog. Baking and making desserts have been my passion since I was a kid. I love experimenting with different flavors and sharing delicious recipes with all of you. Read more.

    24 thoughts on “Citrus-Hazelnut Bars”

    1. Hi Karyn,
      Your Citrus Hazelnut Bars look awesome! Hope you have a great holiday week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
      Come Back Soon!
      Miz Helen

    2. 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

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