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 to come up with these pink lemon bars. These strawberry lemonade bars are super easy to make and taste so good. It will be very hard to just eat one of these strawberry squares! Pink lemonade squares are a great summer lemon and strawberry dessert.
Strawberry lemonade bars are a great summertime treat that you will want to make year round! Tangy lemonade and sweet strawberries make this a dessert that will get rave reviews.
Strawberry Lemonade Bars combine fresh, ripe strawberries with the classic lemon bar for a delicious sweet and tangy summer dessert. You don’t get a more perfect summer dessert than this!
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 pink lemon bars came out so well. A lemon and strawberry dessert that is easy to make is one your will make often.
Pink Lemon Bars are so Easy to Make
This pink lemon bars recipe is quick and simple that requires your basic ingredients with a touch of sweet and sour. Everyone is a fan of this lemon and strawberry dessert. Fresh lemon juice, lemon zest and fresh strawberries are the star ingredients in this summer dessert recipe. If you find some juicy strawberries at the farmers market or from your garden, this is the recipe to make!
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!
These delicious strawberry lemon squares have a buttery shortbread crust and a tangy sweet fruit filling. Bar desserts and squares are easy to make and great for a BBQ or special occasion like Easter or Mother’s Day or even a baby shower or a bridal shower.
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. These pink lemonade squares are easy to transform into a new version of the recipe.
After combining the crust ingredients in a mixer, you need to press it into a baking pan and cook briefly. You can prepare the pan with parchment paper for easy removal and cleaning if you like. The bar mixture can also be combined using a mixer. You will then pour this strawberry puree 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!! Pink lemonade squares will not last, so make lots! They are perfect for a hot summer day.
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.
Strawberry Lemonade Bars Recipe
Strawberry Lemonade Bars – Easy & Tasty Squares
- 1.25 Cup butter unsalted, softened
- 1/3 Cup granulated sugar
- 3 Cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 Cup lemon juice fresh squeezed
- 2 Teaspoon lemon zest
- 2 Cup strawberries fresh, sliced
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 Cup all purpose flour
- 1 Teaspoon baking powder
- icing sugar optional decoration
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13 baking dish or prepare with parchment paper.
- With an electric mixer, mix flour, butter and sugar.
- Press into bottom of baking dish. Bake 15 to 20 minutes until edges are golden brown.
- While the crust is baking, make filling by blending lemon juice, lemon zest, and strawberries until smooth.
- Add flour, baking powder, and eggs to the strawberry puree. Blend until all ingredients are incorporated and smooth.
- Once crust is done, pour egg mixture onto it. Bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes. Allow to cool before cutting. Sprinkle with icing sugar (optional) once cooled.
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.
Let me know if you try this strawberry lemonade bars recipe. These pink lemon bars are perfect for summer and great for Valentine’s or a shower party. You can also try to make these pink lemonade squares with other berries like raspberries or blackberries. Add this to your list of favourite summer desserts!
These looks amazing! I love strawberry and have never seen these lemon bars with strawberry in them. Yum!
I am a huge lemon bars fan too!!! I absolutely NEED to try these (and can I say I am so impressed with the photos… I cannot take good food ones even if my life depended on it!)
These sound so yummy!
Omgosh Bella these look delicious!! I have to make them!
These look and sound amazing! And I’m looking forward to seeing more food posts, I always love your photos.
That is genius! I’m going to make these when it warms up. They seem like the perfect spring and summer treat!
This looks so yum!!
Whoa these look so yum! And they sound pretty simple to make too. I’ve been getting back into baking lately, definitely gonna give this a try!
Oh my word, these look and sound delicious!!!
My mouth is watering as I read this and look at the photos. These look SO GOOD.
Bella, these look amazing! I’m so jealous of your photos I don’t think I could ever make my food look that good!
Kayla | kaylablogs.com
Oh my gosh, I’m drooling! These look amazing and your photos are on point!
OMG I bet these are delicious!!!! yum girl
Omgosh these sound so delicious. YUM!
YUM! these look and sound do good! They would be great in the summer!
Wow these look delicious! The perfect February treat! And your food photography is wowza!
Lindsay & Whitney