Citrus Freeze Bars

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A nice balance of sweet and tart makes this a dessert you’ll want to keep on hand in your freezer. Best of all, it takes only minutes to prepare.



Vegetable oil spray
30 reduced-fat vanilla wafers
14-ounce can fat-free sweetened condensed milk
Egg substitute equivalent to 1 egg (do not use unpasteurized egg)
1 to 2 tsp grated lime or lemon zest
2/3 cup fresh lime or lemon juice
8 ounces frozen fat-free or light whipped topping, thawed

  1. Lightly spray a 9-inch square baking pan with vegetable oil spray.

  2. Arrange 25 of the vanilla wafers in a single layer in the pan. (There will be spaces between the cookies.)

  3. Pour the milk and egg substitute into a medium bowl. Add the lime zest and lime juice.
  4. Stir for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the mixture begins to thicken.
  5. Fold in the whipped topping. Pour over the cookies in the baking pan.
  6. Crumble the remaining five vanilla wafers over the filling.
  7. Cover with plastic wrap and put in the freezer for four hours or until frozen.
  8. To serve, let thaw for four to five minutes, or just until the bars are cuttable. Cut into 15 bars.

Nutrition Information

Per serving:

Calories 135

Total Fat 0.5g
Saturated Fat 0
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 0
Monounsaturated Fat 0
Cholesterol 1mg
Sodium 70mg
Carbohydrates 28g
Fiber 0
Sugar 21g
Protein 3g

Dietary Exchanges 2 other carbohydrate

This recipe is reprinted with permission from American Heart Association No-Fad Diet: A Personal Plan for Healthy Weight Loss, Copyright © 2005 by the American Heart Association. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc. Available from booksellers everywhere.