Lemon-Lime Bars

Lemon-Lime Bars recipe | The rich flavor of Lemon-Lime Bars makes them a tasty option for your next get together. Try these easy-to-prepare, lovely bars soon!

Last week it was my turn to take snack to small group. Instead of turning to a tried and true recipe, I thumbed through a stack of clipped recipes given to me by my late grandmothers. I decided that one was perfect for spring: Lemon-Lime Bars. These rich, delicious bars were a big hit!

Ingredients

(Adapted from the Lemon-Lime Bar recipe featured in the May 2008 Better Homes and Gardens magazine.)

  • 2/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups flour, divided
  • 4 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel, divided
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel
  • 2 tablespoons sifted powdered sugar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13x9x2 inch baking pan.

To prepare the crust, beat together the coconut oil and brown sugar until well combined. Beat in 2 cups of the flour until crumbly. Stir in 2 teaspoons of the lemon peel. Evenly press on the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes.

While the crust bakes, combine the eggs, granulated sugar, remaining 1/2 cup flour, lemon juice, baking powder, and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Beat for 2 minutes. Stir in the remaining lemon peel and the lime peel. Pour over the hot crust. Bake for 20 minutes more or until the edges are browned and the center appears set. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack; cool 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

To serve, sprinkle evenly with powdered sugar and cut into bars. Can be stored covered in the fridge for up to 3 days. Yield: 16 to 20 bars.

Lemon-Lime Bars | The rich flavor of Lemon-Lime Bars makes them a tasty option for your next get together. Try these easy-to-prepare, lovely bars soon!

Notes

I got compliments and recipe requests, so I must not have been the only one who enjoyed these bars! They tasted like classic lemon bars with just a hint of lime flavor. The original recipe called for butter instead of coconut oil, but they turned out great when prepared with the latter (I’m sure they’d be just as tasty prepared with butter). Likewise, I used whole wheat flour for the crust instead of the all-purpose flour called for in the original recipe. I think the crust would turn out fine when prepared with whatever flour you prefer.

I suggest trying to serve the bars pretty quickly after sprinkling them with the powdered sugar so the sugar doesn’t have time to absorb. This is when they look the most lovely! I added a bit of lemon and lime zest as garnish, but this is optional. Give them a try for your next get together this spring!

What desserts have you been enjoying lately?

Shared on the following link-ups:

One Project at a Time, Teach Me Tuesday, Frugal Crafty Home, Living Proverbs 31, Motivation Monday, Making Your Home Sing, Weekend Potluck, Inspiration Spotlight, Creativity Unleashed, Thrifty Thursday & Shine Blog Hop.

Comments

  1. I love lemon bars – so I would totally love these! Wow! Scrumptious.

    Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

  2. I made these for a potluck on Sunday! They were good. I used butter, not coconut oil.

  3. These look really delicious!

  4. Those look delicious! I’ll have to try that recipe!

  5. I am a big fan of lemon bars so can’t wait to try this recipe with the added lime flavor. Yum! I know what I will be making this weekend. Thanks for the recipe. I am linking up from #oneprojectatatime link party over @bowlfulloflemons

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