Tart, sweet, amazing lemon lime bars with a crisp shortbread crust – and easy to make, perfect dessert that everyone will love!
Lemon lime bars. The perfect treat. Especially in the spring when lemon needs to go into all the things. Clearly. Lemon coconut muffins, lemon raspberry sweet rolls, and now lemon lime bars. I did say that I can’t get enough!
These tart, sweet bar cookies are one of my favourite treats, but I had actually never made them before. I always enjoy them when I have them at parties and potlucks and things, but had never made them myself. I will definitely be making them again! And adding lime. Lemon and lime are just amazing together. You could totally just use lemon if you want though and make a regular lemon bar. They would be fantastic either way.
And today, these lemon lime bars are in honour of three wonderful ladies that I have come to know through blogging. Some of my blogging friends and I are throwing a virtual baby shower for all three of them today to celebrate their new (and coming soon!) little bundles of joy! It’s unfortunate we’re all living in many different places and can’t get together to throw a real life baby shower for these three ladies (and cuddle the cute babies while we’re at it!), but since we can’t, we’re doing the next best thing.
So, since it’s a baby shower, I made the bar cookie that I always think of when it comes to showers. I think maybe they’ve just been at most of the showers I’ve attended, so it seemed like the right choice. Cut them in bigger bars, or if it’s a party and you have lots of food, little bites like I did here. Either way, they’re delicious.
Make sure to check out all the other food for the party! And if you happen to be planning a real life baby shower – we’ve got you covered. Lots of links below the recipe for both sweet and savoury little bites!
I used Meyer lemons for this recipe, but regular lemons would be fine too. Also, for the lemon and lime juice, you should have 2/3 cup juice, total. That was 3 lemons and 3 limes for me, but that could be a bit different depending on how juicy your fruit is, so measure the juice before adding it in. Source: Adapted from Cook's Illustrated Baking Book. This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I may receive a small commission from qualifying purchases.
For the crust:
For the filling:
Serving Size: 1 bar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 2g
I used Meyer lemons for this recipe, but regular lemons would be fine too. Also, for the lemon and lime juice, you should have 2/3 cup juice, total. That was 3 lemons and 3 limes for me, but that could be a bit different depending on how juicy your fruit is, so measure the juice before adding it in.
Source: Adapted from Cook's Illustrated Baking Book.
This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I may receive a small commission from qualifying purchases.
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