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The Best Ever Lemon Bars

My recipe for The Best Ever Lemon Bars is super easy and perfect for lemon lovers!

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The Best Ever Lemon Bars - SERIOUSLY. Look no further, these are the best!  #lemon #lemonbars #lemondessert

I have made these lemon bars probably 100 times. I have tweaked it just a bit each time until I hit the sweet spot. These are truly the best ever lemon bars. They are my daughters favorite, and they always disappear when I bring them anywhere! Also? They are so easy to make!

The Best Ever Lemon Bars - SERIOUSLY. Look no further, these are the best!  #dessert #lemonbars #lemondessert

The crust is simple – just 3 ingredients, but it is magical. It has so much buttery flavor and the texture is perfect! It is the ideal base for the dreamy lemon filling. This filling is so bright and vibrant. I like to add lots of lemon zest after the bars have cooled to bump up the lemon flavor even more. And a sprinkling of powdered sugar just makes them so pretty! These are so refreshing and delicious.

They will be a hit wherever you take them. I speak from experience :

The Best Ever Lemon Bars - SERIOUSLY. Look no further, these are the best!  #lemon #lemonbars #lemondesserts

The Best Ever Lemon Bars

Serves 24
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 32 minutes
Total time 47 minutes
My recipe for The Best Ever Lemon Bars is super easy and perfect for lemon lovers! Cool lemon filling on top of a dreamy, buttery crust! These are so good!



  • lemon zest
  • powdered sugar


  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter (cold and cubed)
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour


  • 5 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 5 heaped teaspoons all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder


Step 1
Preheat oven to 350
In a medium bowl add butter, flour, and powdered sugar. Cut the butter into the flour and sugar until crumbly. Press the mixture into a greased 9x13" pan. Bake for 12 minutes.
Step 2
In a large bowl beat the eggs with lemon juice and sugar. Add the flour and baking powder and mix well. Pour into baked crust and bake for 20 minutes or until edges just start to brown. Let cool to room temperature then chill in refrigerator.
Add the zest of a lemon and a sprinkling of powdered sugar just before serving.


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26 Responses to “The Best Ever Lemon Bars”

  1. I’m drooling Stephanie!!! LOVE this.

  2. Stephanie, these are simply amazing! So incredibly easy to make and the word that comes to mind with these is “Summer!”. I wouldn’t be able to keep them around wrong. Love the pics too. Thanks!

  3. Mir says:

    I’m a sucker for lemon bars, and these look very tempting. A perfect balance of sweet and tart!

  4. julia says:

    These look wonderful! I am a huge fan of lemon bars!

  5. Wow about 100 times! That’s a lot of lemons you get there lol. I have 4 at home and was contemplating on either making a cake or lemon bars. I think I just may stick with the bars. Yours looks great!

  6. Liz says:

    We love lemon bars around here and yours look amazing!!!

  7. Lemon anything!! I’ll take all 24.

  8. Ginny McMeans says:

    These look so delicious and I just love lemony sweet!

  9. They look perfect!! I really need to get on the lemon recipes bandwagon!

  10. I don’t doubt you that these are perfect. They look like heaven!!

  11. Anything with “best ever” in the title needs to be made by me!! Love lemon bars!

  12. Mallory says:

    MMmmmmm. These look awesome. I have been craving all things lemon lately. These will satisfy those cravings!

  13. I love lemon bars…well lemon anything!! These look super yummy!

  14. Marly says:

    Lemon bars are the perfect way to ring in spring. Love it!

  15. I’m drooling over these bars, too! Man! I love a good lemon bar and yours are absolutely perfect. Bring on the powdered sugar rainfall!

  16. Pinned! My indoor lemon tree is about to have its first harvest, so I am stocking up on lemon recipes!

  17. I love these! I don’t normally like the color yellow haha but I think these are beautiful

  18. I love love LOVE Lemon Bars – I need to give this recipe a try :)

  19. Kim Beaulieu says:

    I love lemon bars, like way too much. I can barely hold myself back long enough to share any. Totally need to try these.

  20. I love lemon bars, and your pictures are awesome!

  21. Jen says:

    I love, love, love lemon bars! Nothing beats something a little sweet and sour at the same time.

  22. Would you believe I’ve never made lemon bars? These look so good – definitely going to have to try them!

  23. Karly says:

    What a fabulous treat! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!


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