These little ditties are extremely rich. There is so much butter in them, that I think even Mom would be satisfied. I found the recipe in one of the recipe papers from a 9" square baker from pampered chef that I got from a wedding shower thrown by jen in my behalf in Utah. This is seriously the first time I have made it. Almost 11 years after receiving this treasure. I did add a little twist that made ALL the difference in the world, in my opinion.
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 C. lemon juice
2 tsp. lemon zest
Crust & Streusel
3/4 C. butter, softened
1 1/4 C. packed brown sugar
2 C. flour
1 1/2 C. rolled oats, uncooked
1 C. coconut (the twist!)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, and zest; mix well. Set aside.
Mix together butter and sugar until well-blended. Add combined flour, oats, and coconut; mix until crumbly. Reserve 2 C. streusel for topping; set aside. Press remaining streusel over bottom of 9" square baking dish.
Spread filling evenly over crust.
Sprinkle reserved streusel over filling. patting gently.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until light golden brown.
Cool completely before cutting.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired. ( i didn't)
I am planning to make some for our dessert auction tonight for the YW Camp fund raiser. Wish me luck!