Hey Sweet Thang!


I wanted to make something light and fruit based because it’s summer time.   Summer time consists of lemonade on the porch, the pool, beach and barbeques not a heavy chocolate dessert.  At barbeques the best desserts can be eaten with one hand because the other is carrying around a plate of meat and potato salad.  I have never made lemon bars but they have always been a favorite of mine.  Lemon bars should be tart, firm, and be eaten with one hand but don’t inhale the powder sugar on top…it burns the lungs.  I created lemon bars with all the listed features except the whole “eaten with one hand thing”, my lemon bars would go better with an English tea than a barbeque.  The recipe called for red food coloring but I substituted with pomegranate juice.  The pomegranate juice did not color the bars pink to make them pink lemonade bars but they were amazing none the lest.  I will be making these again because I loved the tart note, now just to make them as tart as a Lemon Head and get that tingle behind the ear.

Cost: $10 (I had a lot of the ingredients)

Serving: 24 people who like lemons…..


  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemonade powder (like Country Time)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Red food coloring
  • Powdered Sugar