How to Make Lemon "Brownie" Bars

by Gabryal M

A new twist on your favorite classic lemon bar :)


  • ½ Cups Unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ Cups Flour
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon zest
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon juice
  • ¾ Cups Granulated sugar
  • ¼ Teaspoons Sea salt
  • For lemon tart glaze
  • 4 Tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 8 Teaspoons Lemon test
  • 1 Cup Powdered sugar
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather all those ingredients! I didn't have sea salt so I used regular salt and the end result was still yummy!

    Step 2

    Set your oven to 350 degrees

    Step 3

    Zest and juice your lemons. I don't remember how many lemons I used. I had a bag of lemons and went to town zesting and juicing

    Step 4

    Didn't anticipate how much time it would take, I recommend doing this part first that way once your done zest ing you can whip everything else up. Just watch your fingers on the grater!!

    Step 5

    Now that your done zesting (and possibly broken a few nails, lol) combine flour, sugar, salt, and softened butter.

    Step 6

    Mix, mix, mix!

    Step 7

    In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, 2 tbsps lemon zest and 2 tbsps lemon juice.

    Step 8

    All mixed!

    Step 9

    Add egg lemon mixture to your flour mixture and mix.

    Step 10

    Looking fabulously good right about now!

    Step 11

    Grease your pan. My recipe called for a 8x8 square pan. And I didn't have one so I improvised with a rounded cake pan.

    Step 12

    Fill your pan and put it in the oven, now it's time to play the waiting game.

    Step 13

    Set your timer for 23-25 minutes. Keep and eye when your time gets close. The edges should turn a lil brown. Watch the top and make sure you don't overcook or else your brownie lemon bars will be dry.

    Step 14

    While your bars are cooking, mix up your powdered sugar, 8 tsps of lemon zest and 4 tbsps of lemon juice.

    Step 15

    All mixed, now just waiting for that stinkin' oven to finish!

    Step 16

    Edges brown and the top is pretty. I used a toothpick to test and make sure the inside was done. Let cool.

    Step 17

    Next pour your glaze on your bars. I decided to cut mine first so the glaze would sink Into the bars.

    Step 18

    Time to eat, yummoooo!

    Step 19

    Or if your moms headed to the airport put some in a baggy so she doesn't starve on her flight!