Lemon Bar Recipes

Lemon bars are a classic dessert for potlucks, bake sales, book clubs and more. Try our Test Kitchen’s favorite easy lemon bars and other fun variations.

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Audrey’s Lemon Meringue Bars

4 reviews

In our backyard resides a prolific lemon tree. We are forever trying to find new ways to incorporate these lovely yellow fruits into our culinary endeavors so that none go to waste. My 13-year-old daughter, Audrey, knows my love of all things sweet. She decided to test her baking skill by combining two of my lemony favorites: lemon bars and lemon meringue pie. After several intense hours in the kitchen (warding off her horde of brothers), these delicious bars were born. —Monica Fearnside, Rancho Palos Verdes, California

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Lemony Layer Bars

1 review

One of my favorite cakes is a white chocolate cake with coconut lemon filling, dark chocolate frosting and almonds. This...

Lemon Bars

75 reviews

These lemon squares are a delightful recipe from my mother's file. I've been serving it for many years. This lemon...

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Lemon Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

8 reviews

I won a baking contest at Purdue University with this recipe for lemon bars with cream cheese frosting. I think...

Lemon-Lime Bars

15 reviews

This easy lime bar recipe is a dessert that will wow your guests. I baked these bars for a luncheon...

Shortbread Lemon Bars

25 reviews

I've put together two family cookbooks over the years, and this recipe ranks among my favorites. The special lemon bars...

Lemon Cheesecake Squares

13 reviews

Whether I'm hosting friends or sending a plate to work with my husband, these creamy elegant lemon cheesecake bars are...

Homemade Lemon Bars

17 reviews

When these tangy bars were served in my husband's childhood, family meals were memorably complete. That's still true today for...

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Bake-Sale Lemon Bars

107 reviews

The recipe for these tangy lemon bars comes from my cousin, who is famous for cooking up farm feasts. —Mildred...

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Lemon Oat Bars

2 reviews

A sweet oat mixture does double-duty as crust and topping for these refreshing lemon bars from Margaret Scoresby of Mosinee,...

Almond-Coconut Lemon Bars

6 reviews

Give traditional lemon bars a tasty twist with the addition of almonds and coconut. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Makeover Frosty Lemon Squares

5 reviews

This dessert has a lemony filling sandwiched between two creamy layers and a crunchy crust. What's not to love? Simple...

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Lavender Lemon Bars

5 reviews

Hints of lavender and lemon zest in the crust make these treats a favorite. —Judith Hilinski, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Lemony Cream Cheese Bars

3 reviews

Anytime I can take a recipe that has been handed down two generations and lighten it up while keeping the...

Classic Lemon Bars

24 reviews

These bars are simple enough for a no-fuss dinner yet elegant enough for a special celebration. Regardless of when you...

Lemony Coconut Bars

7 reviews

These lemony and chewy bars make a refreshing addition to the holiday cookie tray. Try lime juice and zest for...

Lemon Coconut Bites

31 reviews

The tangy lemon flavor of this no-fuss dessert is especially delicious on a warm day. It gives me delightful flashbacks...

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Lemon Squares

7 reviews

I'm expected to bring these bars to bridal showers and family gatherings. The combination of sweet and tart tastes is...

Macadamia Lemon Bars

12 reviews

These bars enjoy a lot of compliments among my friends and family. I almost have to make them for all...

Light & Easy Cheesecake Bars

4 reviews

Fresh hints of lemon in the tender crust and creamy filling of these berry-topped treats. —Patricia Nieh, Portola Valley, California