Sunday, April 10, 2011

Pink Lemonade Bars

We're finally back from the beach... and we're burnt to a crisp! Anyway, summer is just around the corner, and nothing screams summer more than lemon bars. Lemon bars are just my favorite dessert ever. I just love the tangy lemon filling with the crunchy crust. Another thing I'm obsessed with is pink lemonade, I guess because I'm a five year old, like every time we go out to eat, I have to get pink lemonade if they have it. So I thought wouldn't it be delicious if you could make Pink Lemonade Bars that are exactly like lemon bars, but even cuter. Well I love them, and I'll probably never make lemon bars ever again because Pink Lemonade Bars are just so much better (maybe because they are pink, but whatevs). But definitely make these... I'm probably going to make them again this upcoming week. Enjoy :)

Pink Lemonade Bars
For the Crust:
9T Unsalted Butter
¼C Sugar
1C AP Flour
½t Salt

For the Filling: 
1 ½C Sugar
3 Egg Whites
1 Egg
2/3C Lemon Juice (about 4 lemons)
Zest of 4 Lemons
2/3C AP Flour
3T Raspberry Puree, Strained
¼t Salt
2T Powdered Sugar, For Dusting

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 and spray an 11x7 baking dish (you can also line with parchment paper).
2. Cream the butter, flour, sugar, and salt in an electric mixer until a crumbly mixture is formed. Press the crumbly flour into the pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. While it cools, prepare the pink lemonade filling.
3. Whisk the sugar, egg, egg whites, lemon juice, zest, flour, salt, and raspberry puree in an electric mixer until it is a smooth, incorporated mixture. Pour the filling on top of the crust for 25-30 minutes until it is completely set. Let the bars come to room temperature (about an hour) and then cool them in the refrigerator for about 2 hours   .
4. Dust the bars with powdered sugar and then cut into squares.
5. Serve either cold or at room temperature. 

*This recipe was featured on Everyday Sister's Sharing Sundays. Please check their website for more delicious recipes as well!!


  1. These look so good!! I have to make them next!!

    Thank you so much for linking up to this week's Sharing Sunday theme CITRUS!!


  2. These look fabulous! I agree...they are somehow cuter, maybe a little more girly? My girls would love these (and so would I, I love lemon!)

  3. These look so yummy! I pinned the original recipe a while ago, I definitely need to make them now! Thanks for the great reminder!! Your bars look fabulous!