How to Make Lemony Lemon Brownie Bars

Although a lemon brownie bar may sound like an oxymoron (or maybe just a little gross), this tempting treat is a great offshoot to the traditional lemon bar (or brownie).

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flower
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (1/2 cup)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp. lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice

Ingredients for Glaze

  • 4 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 8 tsp. Lemon zest
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Steps

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    Preheat oven to 350 degrees before mixing ingredients. By preparing your oven before you begin to mix/bake you will be assured that your baking temperature will be correct.
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    Grease an 8x8 baking dish. Use either non-stick cooking spray or run a stick of butter along the bottom and sides of dish.
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    Juice and zest lemons. When juicing lemons, cut lemon in half and then squeeze lemon half, seed side upward (if you don't have a juicer). This will help you avoid seeds dropping into your juice.
    • Lemon zest and juice can be placed in the same bowl.
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    Combine flour, sugar, salt and butter (brought to room temperature). For best results you an electric mixer with paddle attachment.
    • Mix well until combined.
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    Whisk eggs, lemon zest and lemon juice in a large separate bowl. Whisk until well combined.
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    Add egg/lemon mixture to flour mixture and combine well in electric mixture (for up to 2 minutes).
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    Pour into prepared baking dish. Smooth batter over with a rubber spatula.
    • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
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    Remove from oven when fully cooked and allow time to cool completely.
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    Make lemon glaze while brownies are cooling. Whisk powdered sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest together.
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    Drizzle glaze over brownies once fully cooled and spread glaze using rubber spatula.
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    Allow ample time for glaze to set before cutting into brownie squares and serving.

Tips

  • Add a small amount of lemon zest over the tops of freshly glazed bars for extra lemon taste.

Article Info

Categories: Desserts and Sweets