Classic Lemon Bars Recipe

There is nothing more classic for a delicious sweet treat than a Lemon Bars Recipe.  This easy and tasty dessert is one that everyone remembers having at some point in their childhood.  In fact, a lemon bars recipe almost always showed up at any potluck or barbecue event when I was a kid.  Thus my desire to recreate this recipe here for you.

There is nothing more classic for a delicious sweet treat than a Lemon Bars Recipe.  This easy and tasty dessert is one that everyone remembers having at some point in their childhood. - Teaspoon of Goodness

Our easy lemon bars recipe is the perfect choice for your next party or event.  Since they come together with just a few ingredients, and while they are a process to make, they are truly a simple recipe, you’ll be able to make them in no time to share with your friends.

There is nothing more classic for a delicious sweet treat than a Lemon Bars Recipe.  This easy and tasty dessert is one that everyone remembers having at some point in their childhood. - Teaspoon of Goodness

The fresh lemon juice and lemon zest is what really makes the flavors pop in our lemon bars recipe.  I know as a kid, I remember this being made with those bottles of lemon juice.  Nope.  Not anymore.  The real thing is a must if you want that perfect flavor!

There is nothing more classic for a delicious sweet treat than a Lemon Bars Recipe.  This easy and tasty dessert is one that everyone remembers having at some point in their childhood. - Teaspoon of Goodness

I love that they can be portioned into bite size bars, or larger pieces for a more dessert feel.  Either way, everyone will be clamoring to grab their share of this lemon bars recipe at your next gathering. Add these and our delicious Raspberry Bars recipe to your dessert table for great reviews!

Classic Lemon Bars Recipe

Lemon Bars Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Butter, softened
  • ½ Cup Powdered Sugar + additional for dusting
  • ½ teas. Vanilla
  • ½ teas. Salt
  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 teas. Baking Powder
  • 1 Large Lemons, zest
  • 2 Large Lemons, juice (about ⅓ of a cup)
  • ½ teas. Lemon Extract
  • 4 Eggs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚.
  2. In a bowl cream together the Butter and Powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in the Vanilla and stir to combine.
  4. Add the Salt and 2 ¼ Cups of Flour and mix until well combined.
  5. Press the dough into the bottom of a 13x9 inch pan lined with lightly greased parchment paper to form a crust. Bake at 350˚ until deep golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Remove and let cool 15 minutes.
  6. In a separate bowl add the Sugar, Baking, Lemon zest, Lemon juice, Lemon extract and Eggs and beat until well combined and slightly frothy. Whisk in the remaining ¾ Cup of Flour.
  7. Pour the Lemon and Egg mixture over the crust in the pan and return to the oven and bake until the egg mixture is set and browned, 20-25 minutes, remove and let cool.
  8. Remove from the pan and cut into bars or squares and dust with Powdered sugar.
  9. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate.

There is nothing more classic for a delicious sweet treat than a Lemon Bars Recipe.  This easy and tasty dessert is one that everyone remembers having at some point in their childhood. - Teaspoon of Goodness

 

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Easy On The Go Baby Parfaits with Gerber Lil Bits

When you spend a lot of time running errands, visiting family, going out to eat, visiting doctors, etc… Your kids often wind up eating on the run. Older kids are easy- a pack of crackers, a granola bar, and you’re ready to go. With crawling and walking (or nearly walking babies) it gets a little harder. They are not yet ready for solid table food but need something a bit more substantial than pureed foods.  Gerber Lil’ Bits are a new 3rd food that gives your little movers something with a little more “bite” to it. Yummy Flavors like Sweet Potato Apple Carrot & Cinnamon. I turned them into On The Go Baby Parfaits by layering them with other ingredients and adding a spoon.

Easy On The Go Baby Parfaits - Teaspoon of Goodness

Gerber Lil’ Bits contain small soft pieces of fruits and veggies to help transition your little one into chewing. I used a fruit and a veggie option to make up a couple variations for grab and go. These  are great to take to restaurants or to hand off to grandma when she is on babysitting duty!

Easy On The Go Baby Parfaits with Gerber Lil’ Bits

To make sweet and savory on the go cups you will need:  

Gerber Lil Bits Apple Blueberry

Plain Yogurt

Gerber Lil Bits Broccoli Carrot & Cheddar Cheese Dinner

Leftover mashed potatoes

small plastic containers

baby spoons

rubber bands

Easy On The Go Baby Parfaits - Teaspoon of Goodness

For a sweet treat alternate layers of  Gerber Lil’ Bits Apple Blueberry and plain yogurt.

Easy On The Go Baby Parfaits - Teaspoon of GoodnessFor savory meals alternate leftover mashed potatoes and Gerber Lil Bits Broccoli Carrot & Cheddar Cheese. You can see the little bits and flavor in the Gerber Lil’ Bits can’t you?

Easy On The Go Baby Parfaits - Teaspoon of Goodness

Attach a spoon or fork, I picked up a cheap multipack and attached one to each container so it was truly a grab and go.

Stack your creations in the fridge, and make new flavors every couple days.

Try out all the varieties Gerber Lil’ Bits has to offer and make your little crawler a buffet of meals and snacks to try.

Easy On The Go Baby Parfaits - Teaspoon of Goodness

 

 

 

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