I’ve never actually read the book about love languages, but I’m pretty sure my husband’s love language would be these lemon bars, or as some people call them, lemon squares. These are the best homemade lemon bars I have ever tasted and I am pretty picky! I usually give all of my baked good leftovers away to our neighbors so I don’t eat all of them, and this is the only recipe my husband forbids me to give away, so you know it’s good!
how to make lemon bars
These lemon bars are made in a 9×13-inch baking pan so they are thicker than other lemon bars. I’m usually not much of a crust person, but the crust on these lemon squares are soft, chewy and absolutely perfect! This recipe has a simple crust made with flour, sugar, butter and a little bit of salt so you probably have all the ingredients you need to make it on hand! While crust is cooking, you make the filling by mixing some lemon zest, lemon juice, and a few other simple ingredients and then pour it over the hot crust and bake a while longer.
I’m pretty generous when it comes to the powdered sugar on top, to the point where you can’t inhale when you go to take a bite or you might choke. Haha! If you are looking for a light, sweet treat that is perfect for spring or summer, we’ve got you covered with these lemon squares! This lemon filling is the perfect balance of sweetness and citrus!
OTHER LEMON TREATS