The BEST part is they’re only 120 calories each bar. These little beauties are worth every bite!
adapted from Cooking Light magazine
3.4 ounces all-purpose flour (about 3/4 cup)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoon sunflower seeds, coarsely chopped
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 stevia or your preferred natural sweetener
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 large eggs
1 large egg white
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and coat an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish
Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Place flour, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, sunflower seeds, and salt in a food processor; pulse about 2 times to combine.
Add butter and canola oil. Pulse about 5 to 7 times or until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Place mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Press into bottom of pan and bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees.
While the crust is baking, combine granulated sugar, stevia and the next 5 ingredients (through egg white) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk until smooth.
When the crust is ready, pour the mixture over it. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes or until set.
Remove from oven, and cool completely in a pan on a wire rack. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Sprinkle bars evenly with 2 tablespoons powdered sugar.
Makes 12 bars