The Tailgater's Handbook Recipe for Lemon Drop Bars

Here’s a great tailgate item to fit into your cooler for warm and day dessert. It’s a Lemon Drop Bar that’s not too sweet and not too tart.
2 ¼ Cups all-purpose flour
½+ Cup powdered sugar
2 sticks softened butter
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 ½ Cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon zest
½ Cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
10 crushed lemon drops
On the day before, preheat the oven to 350. In a large bowl stir together two cups flour and ½ cup powdered sugar; then add the butter and beat with a hand mixer on medium/low speed until the mixture clings together. Press this mixture evenly into a 9 ¼ x 13 ¼ baking dish and bake in the oven until lightly browned (approximately 25 minutes). Combine the eggs, granulated sugar, and lemon juice. Whisk in ¼ cup flour and lemon zest. Pour this mixture over the baked layer. Now bake 20 minutes more or until the edges start to brown and the center is set. Place the dish on a wire rack and cool before cutting into 24 bars.
On game day sprinkle bars with the rest of the powdered sugar and crushed lemon drops. Cover the dish with a lid or heavy foil and place into your cooler intil you serve them. They can sit out 90 minutes at the tailgate, but then replace them into the cooler.

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