White Chocolate Lemon Streusel Bars

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on May 17, 2012

White Chocolate Lemon Streusel Bars

My name is Ashton and I blog over at Something Swanky desserts & designs.

Something Swanky began as (and still primarily is) a desserts blog. I’m in love with sweets, and I love every minute I get to spend baking, photographing, and blogging about them! While blogging over the past year, I’ve developed a passion for DIY blog design. I had a brief stint as an Etsy blog designer, but ultimately decided I’d rather spend my time baking and blogging. So I shut down my shop and include weekly posts on DIY blog design tips and tricks. I’d love for you to swing by for a visit, and if you’d like to know a little more about me, check out my About page!

I am thrilled to be guest posting for Allison this week.

I am a long time admirer of her recipes, writing, blog design, and (of course) her link parties!

I’ve been rummaging through some of my old recipes lately, and stumbled across this little gem.

These White Chocolate Lemon Streusel Bars are highly underestimated.

I think it gets glossed over because of the long name and the word “streusel” in the title.

But trust me: you do not want to miss out on these bars!!!

Just imagine a lemony, white chocolate-y, cheesecake-y center with an oats crisp topping.

Oh, and a phenomenal crust.

You’re going to love it.

White Chocolate Lemon Streusel Bars

White Chocolate Lemon Streusel Bars

Lemony, white chocolate and cheesecake bars with an oats streusel crisp topping.


  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 cups White Chips, divided
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg


  1. Using a paddle attachment in a stand mixer, mix together the butter, brown sugar, flour, oats, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Scoop out 1-2/3 cups of the mixture, and add 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips. Mix in with a fork. Set aside.
  3. Add an egg into the stand mixer and mix well. Scrape the batter into a well greased 9x9 baking dish.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and the lemon juice. Mix in 2 1/2 cups of the white chocolate chips. Pour this mixture over the crust batter.
  5. Crumble the remaining dough over the top of the sweetened condensed milk mixture.
  6. Bake at 350º for 30 minutes. Let cool completely before serving (I like mine chilled overnight!).


Recipe Source: Hershey's
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1 Ashton May 17, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Thanks for having me!

2 Aimee @ ShugarySweets May 17, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Alli thanks for hosting!! Ashton, those bars look amazing!!

3 Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust May 17, 2012 at 7:48 pm

So, I’m in love with these bars. SO yummy. :)

4 Hayley May 17, 2012 at 7:50 pm

I’m in love with these, too! Yummmmmm.

5 Karyn May 17, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Those bars look yummy!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting!

6 Lyuba May 17, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Thank you so much for the sweet party!

7 Micha @ Cookin' Mimi May 17, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Yum. Now to find a potluck or something to make them for because I am the only here who likes cheesecake.

8 Lily Bennet May 17, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Sweets are heavenly. Your White Chocolate Lemon Streusel Bars look amazing. It’s making me hungry now.

9 Jocelyn @BruCrew Life May 18, 2012 at 12:06 am

Lemon cheesecake bars with streusel…I am so over those bars. Great recipe Ashton!!! Thanks for hosting!!!

10 Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers May 18, 2012 at 12:14 am

Oh wow those bars looks SO yummy! Thanks for hosting 😉

11 April @ The 21st Century Housewife May 18, 2012 at 4:21 am

It’s nice to ‘meet’ you Ashton, and discover your blog! I love your White Chocolate Lemon Streusel Bars – they look so delicious! Thank you for hosting Alli, and I hope you both have a lovely weekend!

12 Miz Helen May 18, 2012 at 9:34 am

Hi Alli,
Your Bars look awesome! I am sharing my Lemon Tart today. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend!
Miz Helen

13 Heather May 18, 2012 at 10:57 am

thanks for hosting

ashton – your goodies always looks amazing!


14 JeNae @ The Terrace Housewife May 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm

These sound & look amazing! I’m going to “pin” it to try it sometime in the future!

15 Beth @ Aunt B's Kitchen May 19, 2012 at 11:22 pm

My guy will love these bars! Pinning the recipe now. :)

16 Julie Bagamary May 23, 2012 at 6:29 am

Looks delicious!

17 Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box May 24, 2012 at 5:53 am

Oh, my. These sound incredible! Pinned :)

18 Miz Helen May 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Awesome Bars! Hope you have a great holiday week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

19 domain September 30, 2014 at 12:26 am

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in the same niche. Your blog provided us valuable information to work on. You have done
a wonderful job!

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