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Clementine Bars

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Before I get into these delicious, chewy, sweet, aromatic Clementine Bars, allow me to tell you a bit about all that happened to get to them.

I should tell you that I have a Friends reference, or quote, for any situation in life.

I’m quoting myself, and a Friends’ character, from a few days ago: “You-you-you-you threw my sandwich away… MY SANDWICH?!?! MY SANDWICH!!!!!!”

Quick, quick – Who am I?!?

Ding Ding Ding! ROSS!

Someone, (it was the hubs) threw away my sandwich. MY SANDWICH! I was saving that for breakfast. Or maybe he ate it!! Which is even worse! That was MY sandwich!

Okay… breathe… I need to get over this. Seriously.

Let’s move on to the next quote.

How about this one: “Man, this is weird. You ever realize Captain Crunch’s eyebrows are on his hat?!” (LOL!!!)

That’s right! That was Joey!

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Joey is not alone in this. I used to think the same thing. I still do. Couldn’t the artist make more room between the man’s hat and his brows. Like, maybe, adding a forehead?! Just a thought.

Are you thinking, “Could she BE any more obsessed with a TV show?” <—-said in Chandler’s voice. 😀

While it’s clear that I can quote just about every episode of Friends, I should also tell you that I can eat 9 Clementine Bars in the course of 2 days.

For the sake of transparency, I should also tell you that those 2 days didn’t equal to 48 hours. No, it happened in a little more over 12 hours. I ate them all because he threw away (or ATE) MY SANDWICH!!

HA! No Clementine Bars for you, Mister! …and-a-few-thousand-extra-calories-for-me. I didn’t realize that when I was eating them. It was all about revenge. I’m such a brat. I really need to get over this, quick.

Maybe I will forget about it if I turn my attention elsewhere. Like maybe if I write a note to Captain Crunch’s artist and finally ask him/her to give the poor man a forehead.

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I suppose this is the part when I should tell you a bit about these bars, eh? Would you believe that I made them in the microwave? And that it took all of 11 minutes and 13 seconds? It’s true. You don’t have to make them in the microwave. I just thought it would be cool to let you know that you can. I was impressed. This beautiful, 85-year old lady at Church told me that she cooks everything in the microwave, so I decided to try it with these bars. It worked!

ENJOY!

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Clementine Bars

Katerina | Diethood
Delicious, chewy, sweet, aromatic Clementine Bars with graham cracker crust.
Servings : 9
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1-1/2 cups ground graham crackers
  • 6 tablespoons butter , melted
  • 1/2 cup fresh clementine juice , 4 to 5 clementines
  • 2 tablespoons clementine zest , divided
  • 1 can (14-ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Powdered Sugar for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Butter an 8x8-inch baking dish, and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the ground graham crackers, melted butter, and 1/2 of the clementine zest. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Press the mixture onto the bottom of the prepared baking dish and bake for 8 minutes. Set aside.
  • In your mixer's bowl, beat together the clementine juice, sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, and vanilla.
  • Pour on top of the crust and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until set.
  • Cool completely before serving.
  • Garnish with powdered sugar and the remaining zest.
  • Cut into squares and serve.
Microwave Method
  • Butter an 8x8-inch microwave safe baking dish, and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the ground graham crackers, melted butter, and 1/2 of the clementine zest. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Press the mixture onto the bottom of the prepared baking dish and set aside.
  • In your mixer's bowl, beat together the clementine juice, sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, and vanilla.
  • Pour on top of the crust and microwave for 10 to 12 minutes, or until set, on MEDIUM-HIGH (about 70%).
  • Cool completely before serving.
  • Garnish with powdered sugar and the remaining zest.
  • Cut into squares and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 96 kcal | Carbohydrates: 6 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 8 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Cholesterol: 20 mg | Sodium: 98 mg | Potassium: 39 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 268 IU | Vitamin C: 7 mg | Calcium: 8 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 5 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

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22 comments on “Clementine Bars”

  1. There is nothing better than clementines in the winter..they are so juicy and flavorful. These bars look awesome!

  2. Well, I could also eat 9 clementine bars within two days as they sound and look so luvly. However, I don’t have any …

  3. He ate your sandwich, SAY WHAT? Well that is not right! Would you believe I really didn’t watch much Friends, only a handful of episodes. I think about watching them on Netflix, but that would be such an investment LOL! Your bars look AWESOME, and love how quick they are to make:-) YUM, Hugs, Terra

  4. Don’t you just hate it when someone else eats your food! With my food it was always the janitor. Microwave bars? I saw microwave fudge last night so why not. These do look delicious and I guess eating 9 in 2 days says it all.

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    Rashida Shaikh

    I must say your pics are adorable, drooling here by just thought Hey, “It’s Microwave”
    …great job

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    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    I have many friends quotes that I say to myself, but using their voices…! weird! Microwave clementine bars, that´s a fantastic recipe Kate! I love clementines.

  7. I bet he ate your sandwich. No hubby would throw away a perfectly good sandwich. 🙂 Good for you not leaving him any of these yummy bars. 🙂 LOL!

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