Bake-Sale-Worthy Lemon Bars

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The next time you need something amazing to contribute to a bake sale, or maybe just a last-minute birthday party, try this simple lemon bars recipe.


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan.

Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/3 cup powdered sugar, and butter in a bowl. Pat dough into the prepared pan to form a crust.

Bake crust in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave oven on.

Whisk white sugar, eggs, lemon juice, and 3 tablespoons flour together in a bowl and pour filling over crust.

Bake in the hot oven until set, 20 to 25 minutes.

Remove from oven and cool completely, about 30 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar and cut into 16 bars.

Preparation time: 20 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Total time: 1 hr 30 mins
Servings: 16 – Yield: 16 bars



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