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Carnation Lemon Bars

['2 cups all-purpose flour', '1/2 cup powdered sugar', '1 cup butter or margarine, softened', '1 (14-ounce) can Nestlé Carnation Sweetened Condensed Milk', '4 large eggs', '2/3 cup lemon juice', '1 tablespoon all-purpose flour', '1 teaspoon baking powder', '1/4 teaspoon salt', '4 drops yellow food coloring (optional)', '1 tablespoon grated lemon peel', 'Sifted powdered sugar (optional)']

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Combine flour and powdered sugar in a medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture is crumbly. Press lightly onto bottom and halfway up sides of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Beat sweetened condensed milk and eggs in a large mixing bowl until fluffy. Beat in lemon juice, flour, baking powder, salt, and food coloring until blended. Fold in grated lemon peel; pour over crust.
Bake until filling is set and crust is golden brown, about 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
Cut into bars; sprinkle with powdered sugar.
This recipe is made available as a courtesy by Nestle USA and Nestle® Toll House® is a registered trademark of Société des Produits Nestlé S.A., Vevey, Switzerland.

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