Citrus Freeze Bars

  • Serves: 15; 3x1 3/4-inch bar per serving


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
  • 25 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 teaspoons grated lime or lemon zest
  • 2/3 cup fresh lime or lemon juice
  • 8 ounces frozen fat-free or light whipped topping, thawed
  • 5 reduced-fat vanilla wafers

Cooking Instructions

Lightly spray a 9-inch square baking pan with vegetable oil spray. Arrange the 25 cookies in a single layer in the pan. (There will be spaces between the cookies.)

Pour the milk and egg substitute into a medium bowl. Add the lime zest and lime juice. Stir for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the mixture begins to thicken. Fold in the whipped topping. Pour over the cookies in the baking pan.

Crumble the remaining 5 cookies over the filling. Cover with plastic wrap and put in the freezer for about 4 hours, or until frozen.

To serve, let thaw for 4 to 5 minutes, or just until the bars are cuttable. Cut into 15 bars.

Nutritional Analysis
Per serving
Calories Per Serving
Total Fat
0.5 g
Saturated Fat
0.0 g
Trans Fat
0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.0 g
1 mg
70 mg
28 g
0 g
21 g
3 g

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.