Burst of Sunshine Lemon Squares


Burst of Sunshine Lemon Squares

When you want a bright and citrus-y treat to liven up your day, try these yummy Burst of Sunshine Lemon Squares. They're simple to bake and are sure to wake up your taste buds with their sunny lemon flavor. Using both lemon juice and grated lemon rind helps get the most lemon flavor possible into this dessert bar recipe. Make this treat ahead of time and take it along to a party, picnic or potluck; it's one of those crowd-pleasing desserts that everyone always gobbles up!

Cooking Time32 min


  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
  • rind of 1 lemon, grated
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • chopped nuts, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix butter, sugar and flour until crumbly (using your fingers works best).
  3. Pat mixture into a 9 x 13" pan. Bake for 12 minutes.
  4. Mix together lemon juice, rind, eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder and nuts (if desired). Pour over baked and cooled crust and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Sift powdered sugar over top. Cut into pieces while still somewhat warm.


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I love this recipe. I love the lemony sweetness of the bars. My family loves it when I make them. I always make mine in a 8x8 pan. I will try it in a 9x13 that will make even more to share. 3/4 of a cup of powdered sugar is not too much?


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