I am a huge fan of lemon bars, lemonade and fresh fruit. Raspberries or strawberries seemed like they would be a great choice to pair with this recipe, so I went with strawberries. These Strawberry Lemonade Bars are super easy to make and taste soooooo good. It will be very hard to just eat one of these strawberry squares!
Simple and tasty recipes have inspired me to get back into the kitchen, where I can release my creativity. I love to come up with new ideas for baking, especially when I can eat the results! These strawberry lemonade bars were fun to make, and I can’t wait to explore similar recipes because these came out so well.
I am super excited to get back to regular food posts on my blog I just got preoccupied with other stuff. I actually made and photographed these strawberry lemonade bars in August and after 5 months they are finally posted!!! This recipe is quick and simple that requires your basic ingredients with a touch of sweet and sour. I am aiming to post a new recipe every Friday!! 🙂
These strawberry lemonade bars are the perfect addition to any brunch, luncheon, or dinner party. If you try this recipe during the spring, it is ideal for taking advantage of all the fresh local strawberries in your area! Fresh fruits taste amazing, and so do freshly squeezed lemons! A lifesaver for me is having a lemon squeezer. The lemon squeezer will assist you when you are squeezing your lemons at home. This fabulous yellow lemon squeezer is my favourite.
Lemon juice is used in many recipes, both sweet and savoury, and of course you can juice limes in there too. (Margaritas, anyone?) Freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice is better than the bottle kind, whatever recipe you are making.
Why These Lemon Bars are So Delicious
Strawberry lemonade bars are hard to beat, whether you are a fan of strawberries or lemonade, or both like me! Imagine a heavenly blend of lemon bars and strawberry squares. Yummm!
They go with any drink, are great for any occasion, and the kids will find them as more-ish as the grownups. The fact these lemon strawberry squares are easy to prepare makes them sound nearly too good to be true!
Easy to Make Strawberry Squares
These strawberry lemon bars are really simple to prepare, even if you don’t bake much. It’s true, you will be pleasantly surprised! For the crust we are using butter, flour and sugar. The filling is made with eggs, sugar, flour, lemon juice, and strawberries. Those are all the ingredients you need for these delicious strawberry lemon bars.
Are you more of a raspberry fan than a strawberry lover? No problem, because raspberries will be just as delicious in these fruity lemon bars. Blackberries would also work, if they are your favourites, although the filling would be a darker colour.
After combining the crust ingredients in a mixer, you need to press it into a baking pan and cook briefly. The bar mixture can also be combined using a mixer. You will then pour this over the prepared crust and bake some more.
Once cooled, you can cut perfect lemon strawberry squares. Make sure they are completely cool first, so they hold their shape when you cut them. Enjoy these strawberry lemonade bars with a cup of tea or even a glass of lemonade! Oh and remember – one is not enough!!
Strawberry Lemonade Bars Recipe
Strawberry Lemonade Bars
- 0.75 Cup butter unsalted, softened
- 1/3 Cup sugar
- 1 1/2 Cups flour
- 3 Eggs
- 1 Cup sugar
- 3 Tbsp. flour
- 3 Tbsp. lemon juice fresh squeezed
- 1/2 Cup strawberries fresh & crushed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9 x 9 inch baking pan by with nonstick spray. Then line with parchment paper.
- In a mixer, cream together the butter and the sugar.
- Add the flour and mix until a dough is formed.
- Press the dough into the bottom of the pan and then bake for 15 minutes.
- In a mixer, combine the eggs and the sugar.
- Add the flour and mix. Next add the lemon juice and the strawberries.
- Pour the filling over the baked crust. Return to the oven and bake for another 20 minutes.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
A Closer Look at Lemonade
Lemonade is a fascinating beverage on its own. You probably have come across many lemonade stands in your local neighbourhood. Did you know that these lemonade stands have been around for more than 135 years!
A shopkeeper in New York set up a lemonade stand outside his store in 1879 to sell lemonade to passers-by. This was a brand-new idea and had never been done before. In fact, it became so popular and drew enough of a crowd to block the sidewalk. Just imagine the crowd if he was selling lemon strawberry squares too. Or freshly baked lemon bars!
More lemonade stands popped up during that hot summer, selling the refreshing beverage for 5 cents. That was a third of a price the bars were charging. Although the first lemonade stands were set up by adult entrepreneurs, kids started the following year. This was, and still is, a great way for kids to earn money.
Today there are many varieties of lemonade. Not only different brands but also different flavours. Sparkling strawberry lemonade, Arnold Palmer… the list goes on. And spiked lemonade is great for a party! Strawberry lemonade bars play homage to this popular summer beverage, and of course you can enjoy them all throughout the year.
Let me know if you try this strawberry lemonade bars recipe.