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Three lemon crumb bar stacked on a white plate in front of two lemons and a glass of milk
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Lemon Crumb Bars

These lemon bars are sweet and salty from the addition of saltines!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 303kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 1 package 18 1/4 ounces lemon cake mix
  • 1/2 c. cold butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 c. crushed saltines about 60 crackers
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 can 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 c. lemon juice


  • In a large mixing bowl, beat cake mix, butter and egg until crumbly. Stir in cracker crumbs; set aside 2 cups of the mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture into a 9 x 13 in cake pan coated with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until edges are browned.
  • In a small mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks; milk and lemon juice. Pour over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
  • Bake at 20-25 minutes longer or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 503mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 1.9mg