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Lemon Bars cut into triangles and topped with a dusting of powdered sugar.

Easy Lemon Bars

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  • Author: Rhonda
  • Total Time: 6 hours
  • Yield: 32 bites 1x


These homemade Lemon Bars are so easy to make and only need 5 ingredients! A crispy shortbread crust topped with a creamy, tart lemon filling. 


  • Parchment Paper


  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 6 Tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (1-2 lemons)
  • 2 Tablespoon flour
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest (1-2 lemons)



LEMON TOPPING - While crust is baking, mix the lemon topping. We use the same bowl we used for making the crust to mix the topping. 


Parchment Paper. Line the baking pan with parchment to easily remove lemon bars from the pan when cutting. One of our favorite methods is to cut two strips the width of your pan. Place one in the bottom with the edges of parchment coming up over the edges of the pan. Turn the pan 90 degrees and place the other piece of parchment in the pan so the edges of parchment come up over the remaining two sides of the pan.

Powdered Sugar Shaker. We like using a shaker to sprinkle powdered sugar over the lemon bars before serving. If there is no shaker available, use a small strainer. Place powdered sugar in the strainer and gently tap the side against your hand while moving over the lemon bars. The powdered sugar will soak into the lemon bar, so sprinkle with sugar right before serving. 

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Inactive Time: 5 hours
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 bite
  • Calories: 78
  • Sugar: 8.4 g
  • Sodium: 7.2 mg
  • Fat: 2.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.6 g
  • Protein: 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 23.2 mg