Written by Kayla Hoffman (Features Writer)
Everyone loves a sweet treat and nothing is better than lemon bars. They are so easy to make with friends or family. The crust is very hands-on and it is so much fun to mold it onto the pan and even better it tastes delicious. I recommend making this recipe for anyone who loves the taste of lemon.
What Will You Need:
2 large bowls
3 cups of flour
2/3 cup of powdered sugar
12tbsp melted unsalted butter
3tbsp of lemon zest
3 cups of sugar
1 cup of lemon juice
1/2tsp of salt
The first thing you need to do is preheat the oven to 350° and then line your 9×13 pan with parchment paper. Whisk together your flour powdered sugar and salt and pour in your melted butter until it’s combined and it’s optional to add a splash of vanilla. When the dough is formed add it to the pan and spread it evenly across the bottom and bake for about 20 minutes until it is golden brown.
While the crust is baking add sugar and combine the zest of three lemons and mix until the sugar and zest it’s fully incorporated and it turns to a light yellow color. Then in a separate bowl add the remaining flour and sugar and then sift the zest and sugar mixture and combine it with the flour and sugar, then you can add the lemon juice and the eggs and mix until everything is thoroughly combined.
When the twenty minutes is up add the lemon mixture to the crust and put it back in the oven for about 25 minutes and turn halfway through the bake. When the 25 minutes is over take it out of the oven and let sit for about an hour, then place in the refrigerator for two hours and sprinkle powdered sugar over the top and enjoy.
I have made this recipe countless times and every time it is a hit and the whole pan is gone by the end of the night. These lemon bars are great for an after-dinner dessert or a midnight snack. These are definitely worth the wait and I can’t wait to make them again.