Best Ever Lemon Brownie Bars or Lemon Brownies

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Best Ever Lemon Brownie Bars by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Fudgy, lemony and irresistible! The texture of these citrus bars is very similar to brownies and the glaze is like pure sunshine. Perfect for summer entertaining and picnics! Includes gluten free option. #easy #bar ##dessert #recipeFudgy, lemony and irresistible. The texture of these Best Ever Lemon Brownie Bars is very similar to brownies and the glaze is like pure sunshine. Perfect for summer entertaining and picnics. Recipe includes an equally irresistible gluten free option.

A Ray of Sunshine in Bar Form:
Best Ever Lemon “Brownie” Bars

Friends, get your pucker on! For some serious lemony goodness.

Have you seen my Lemon Love board over at Pinterest? As one of my sweet followers commented, it is seriously out of control. 😉 Hey, I love lemon! In fact, each morning I enjoy a warm mug of lemon water sweetened with stevia before breakfast. But, my reasons and the health benefits for doing so are for another post. For now, we are talkin’ pure Lemon Brownie Bar indulgence.

Best Ever Lemon Brownie Bars by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Fudgy, lemony and irresistible! The texture of these citrus bars is very similar to brownies and the glaze is like pure sunshine. Perfect for summer entertaining and picnics! Includes gluten free option. #easy #bar ##dessert #recipe

Also, have y’all seen some of the Lemon Brownie Bars floating around over at Pinterest? Ever since I spotted these beautiful bars, I have had designs on them and immediately placed them on my “to bake ASAP” list. I baked the original recipe first, but I couldn’t resist tinkering with it. Then, I simply could not resist baking these incredible bars with C4C (Cup 4 Cup Gluten Free Flour) to once again put the proverbial “rubber to the road” in a recipe test drive. Once again, this spectacular gluten free flour blend did not let me down. In fact, in this particular recipe, C4C performed flawlessly. No one, and I mean no one, will even know these bars are gluten free! That’s a bona fide promise.

Best Ever Lemon Brownie Bars by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Fudgy, lemony and irresistible! The texture of these citrus bars is very similar to brownies and the glaze is like pure sunshine. Perfect for summer entertaining and picnics! Includes gluten free option. #easy #bar ##dessert #recipe

Lemon Brownie Bars seems like a strange name for these sunny yellow bars due to the word “brownie” which conjures up thoughts of decadent chocolate brownies. However, in their defense, and in defense of the original recipe developer (who must have named them), I must admit that they should not be called simply Lemon Bars as this would lead to major confusion with the traditional recipe for the ol’ classic. In fact, I believe the word “brownie” should stay as it is definitely fitting – especially considering the texture.

Best Ever Lemon Brownie Bars by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Fudgy, lemony and irresistible! The texture of these citrus bars is very similar to brownies and the glaze is like pure sunshine. Perfect for summer entertaining and picnics! Includes gluten free option. #easy #bar ##dessert #recipe

Texture, folks. We’re talkin’ brownie texture in this sublime (sublemon?) bar. I have to say, these are the most magical bars I have ever baked. Ever. I was amazed that this simple recipe, with so few ingredients, could impress me as much as it did. These lemony brownie bars taste phenomenal and are just plain addicting!

Best Ever Lemon Brownie Bars by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Fudgy, lemony and irresistible! The texture of these citrus bars is very similar to brownies and the glaze is like pure sunshine. Perfect for summer entertaining and picnics! Includes gluten free option. #easy #bar ##dessert #recipe

What will be surprising to many bakers is how easily these Best Ever Lemon Brownie Bars pull together. They are “easy peasy lemon squeezy” in the truest sense of the popular phrase. In fact, the most time-consuming part is zesting and juicing the lemons. However, the payoff for this “hard work” is huge. Talk about the ol’ “bang for the buck”! Everyone will think you spent much more time creating these gems. After sharing these babies, family and friends will love you more and complete strangers will become instant friends. 🙂

Best Ever Lemon Brownie Bars by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Fudgy, lemony and irresistible! The texture of these citrus bars is very similar to brownies and the glaze is like pure sunshine. Perfect for summer entertaining and picnics! Includes gluten free option. #easy #bar ##dessert #recipe

Four Important Tips for Baking Success for the “Best Ever” Lemon Brownie Bars

This is what I have learned after making these Lemon Brownie Bars four (4) times this past week.

      1. Be sure to bring butter fully to room temperature. It is imperative to have your butter softened to room temperature as outlined for the second tip.
      2. Mix the ingredients in the order stated in the recipe. The fat in the softened butter coats the flour and sugar then becoming well saturated thus creating a very moist and exceptional crumb. Do not cream the butter and sugar together, then add the eggs and flour mixture. This will create a too “cakey” texture and drier crumb. Remember, we are after dense and fudgy here.
      3. After blending together the dry ingredients, do not “beat” in the butter, eggs, lemon juice and zest and then continue beating for 2 minutes or more. This is a serious “no-no” and will just cause the batter to become aerated (incorporating air). This will then cause too many air pockets after baking as well as create an undesirable drier crumb. It is essential to “stir” in, by hand (or using the ‘stir’ setting of a stand mixer), the wet ingredients and not aerate the batter. This is how the fudgiest of brownies are mixed, by hand. Again, fudgy is what we are after.
      4. Do not overbake. Just as with chocolate brownies, overbaking will create a dry brownie. Bake for exactly 25 minutes and no longer. Be sure that your oven is properly calibrated or use an oven thermometer to ensure the proper temperature.

Best Ever Lemon Brownie Bars by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Fudgy, lemony and irresistible! The texture of these citrus bars is very similar to brownies and the glaze is like pure sunshine. Perfect for summer entertaining and picnics! Includes gluten free option. #easy #bar ##dessert #recipe

What makes our Best Ever Lemon Brownie Bars wicked good? Fudgy and lemony with a moist, light and tender crumb, these citrus bars are irresistibly good and are made in a snap. The ratio of ingredients and techniques used in our recipe make these scrumptious bars easy to prepare while the tips ensure baking success. The lemon glaze is divine and keeps these bars moist. Casual or elegant, these delightful brownie bars are perfect for summer entertaining and picnics. There’s even an option for an equally irresistible gluten free option that will knock the socks off the entire gluten free crowd! Real deal, no joke. Wicked good, indeed.

For the lemon lovers in your life, bake up some Best Ever Lemon Brownie Bars to serve up as a special spring or summer treat. They’re just perfect for outdoor entertaining and picnics!

Bon appétit!

xo,

stacysig

 

Best Ever Lemon Brownie Bars or Lemon Brownies

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: Makes 9 to 12 bars or 16 small bars.

Best Ever Lemon Brownie Bars or Lemon Brownies

Fudgy, lemony and irresistible! The texture of these citrus bars is very similar to brownies and the glaze is like pure sunshine. Perfect for summer entertaining and picnics! Recipe includes an equally irresistible gluten free option.

Ingredients

  • For the Lemon Brownie Batter
  • 1 cup (125 grams) all-purpose flour, such as Gold Medal®
  • 1 cup (200 grams) organic granulated cane sugar
  • ½ teaspoon (2.4 grams) kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup (150 grams) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 large eggs + 1 large egg white (mine weighed 137 grams w/o shells)
  • 1 tablespoon + ½ teaspoon (7 grams) freshly grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons (40 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • For the Lemon Glaze
  • ¾ cup (94 grams) confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon (20 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2½ teaspoons (5 grams) freshly grated lemon zest
  • Special Equipment & Supplies
  • Parchment paper for lining baking pan, such as Beyond Gourmet™

Preparation

Arrange oven rack in lower third of oven and preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease a 9x9-inch metal baking pan with shortening. (I like to use my Williams-Sonoma Goldtouch® Nonstick Square Cake Pan.) Line pan with baking parchment so there is an overhang. Do this by measuring parchment 4 inches in length additionally at each side of pan. This will allow 2 inches of coverage on each end once folded and tucked in. This will create “handles” which will help removing bars from pan and to transfer to cutting board to cut into even bars after cooling.

Prepare the Lemon Brownie Batter: Using an electric stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, or handheld mixer and large bowl, stir together flour, sugar and salt until well combined. Add the butter and mix until well combined, but do not “beat” at high speed which would incorporate too much air.

In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, lemon zest and juice together. Scrape and pour into batter using a rubber spatula. Mix together on low mixer setting until well blended and smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary with rubber spatula. Or, stir by hand using a rubber spatula until well blended and smooth. Do not “beat” at high speed with mixer.

With a rubber spatula, scrape batter into prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown around the edges and firm to the touch in the center, about 25 minutes. (Do not bake over 25 minutes or the brownie bars will be too dry.) Transfer to wire rack and allow the brownie cake to cool at least 1 hour before removing from pan. Cool completely before spreading on glaze.

Use the baking parchment on sides of pan to lift brownie cake out and transfer to cutting board. Once the brownie cake is completely cool, prepare the glaze.

Prepare the Lemon Glaze: In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, lemon juice and zest until smooth and creamy. Pour glaze over cooled brownie cake and spread evenly over the top using a metal angled icing spatula or icing spatula.

Allow glaze to dry slightly on the surface before cutting into bars and serving. Store in airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

Notes

Tips:

For Gluten Free Option: Substitute 1 cup (128 grams) Cup4Cup (C4C) Gluten-Free Flour, available at Williams-Sonoma, for regular all-purpose wheat flour called for in recipe.

Be sure to bring butter fully to room temperature. It is imperative to have your butter softened to room temperature as outlined in the next tip.

Mix the ingredients in the order stated in the recipe. The fat in the softened butter coats the flour and sugar then becoming well saturated thus creating a very moist and exceptional crumb. Do not cream the butter and sugar together, then add the eggs and flour mixture. This will create a too “cakey” texture and drier crumb. Remember, we are after dense and fudgy here.

After blending together the dry ingredients, do not “beat” in the butter, eggs, lemon juice and zest and then continue beating for 2 minutes or more. This is a serious “no-no” and will just cause the batter to become aerated (incorporating air). This will then cause too many air pockets after baking as well as create an undesirable drier crumb. It is essential to “stir” in, by hand (or using the ‘stir’ setting of a stand mixer), the wet ingredients and not aerate the batter. This is how the fudgiest of brownies are mixed, by hand. Again, fudgy is what we are after.

Do not overbake. Just as with chocolate brownies, overbaking will create a dry brownie. Bake for exactly 25 minutes and no longer. Be sure that your oven is properly calibrated or use an oven thermometer to ensure the proper temperature.

After measuring confectioners’ sugar for glaze, sift to prevent lumps.

If making the glaze in advance, keep it covered with plastic food wrap to keep it smooth and prevent it from drying out.

Original Recipe Source: WickedGoodKitchen.com
Recipe Greatly Adapted From: Rita’s Recipes and Bakergirl

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About Stacy

Stacy Bryce is a recipe developer and member of the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals). Her passion is developing original conventional baking recipes as well as special diet recipes to include dairy-free, gluten-free and grain-free. You can follow Stacy at Pinterest.

Comments

  1. These look so moist and delicious! They sound easy as well, which is always a plus! Thanks for this awesome lemony recipe!
    Jenn @ Once Upon a Tier recently posted…The Ultimate Gluten Free Chocolate Cake {Recipe}My Profile

  2. You have me intrigued. I must make these since I am a huge lemon fan too! Have a fabulous weekend, Stacy!

    • Thank you, Anna! Let me know if you try these scrumptious lemony bars. I could eat a pan full, LOL! I appreciate the pin, too, my friend. Thank you…you have a fabulous weekend, too!

  3. I love anything lemon!! The fudgy and brownie-like consistency has me so intrigued since it looks nothing like a brownie!! Haha, such a great creation, Stacy!!
    Julie @ Table for Two recently posted…Beyond the TableMy Profile

    • Thank you, Julie! I was intrigued by these bars as well. Couldn’t wait to make them. You’ll love ’em! Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend, my friend!

  4. Love lemon and these look like perfection Stacy. I’ve never tried anything like this before, but I have a whole house full of lemon and brownie lovers so this looks like a must try recipe!
    Maria | Pink Patisserie recently posted…Cheese and Caraway CrackersMy Profile

    • Thank you, Maria! I hope you will make these bars…they’re incredibly addictive, so be forewarned. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful spring weekend!

  5. I love the idea of lemon brownies! For some reason, I’ve connected lemons with spring recipes… Perhaps it’s their bright and happy color! I’ll be trying out this recipe soon, looks delicious!
    Eleanna recently posted…Vegetable Mediterranean Pie – Μεσογειακη Πiτα ΛαχανικωνMy Profile

    • Thank you, Eleanna! Lemon and spring just go together, don’t they? Let me know if you make these bars and what you think. We were enamored with them!

  6. I love all the lemon inspiration you throw out there on Pinterest! These bars look sensational! I am super duper excited to try them!!! And what is even more exciting, is that I have all the ingredients to make them!!! TODAY!!! {Even though I just made and photographed lemon pudding cookies. I have a feeling you won’t judge!}
    Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking recently posted…Peanut Butter Stuffed Double Chocolate Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter FrostingMy Profile

    • Thanks, Linds! Who, me? Judge? Nevah! You keep that lemon pucker going on over there at AHC. I cannot wait to see all of your lemony goodness, girl! Thanks for stopping and have a fabulous weekend!

  7. Stacy, these look so lemony luscious. I love lemon too. I can’t wait to try these!

    Have a great weekend!
    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg recently posted…Quinoa TabboulehMy Profile

    • Thanks, Norma! You will love these bars. The flavor and texture is truly amazing. Thank you! You have a great weekend, too!

  8. These bars look incredible! You know I love anything lemon and the texture of these is spot-on. Can’t wait to try them!
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) recently posted…triple chocolate cream cheese cookie barsMy Profile

    • Thank you, Laura! I think you would love these bars and make them with your lovely Meyer lemons. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, my friend!

  9. Wow do these look yummy! Thanks for posting one w/ a glaze that’s NOT a frosting chock full of powdered sugar! I appreciate that. 🙂 OK Here’s my silly question: Is there a tip to Zesting a Lemon (or lime etc)?? I feel like the Zest stays on the zester and I end up with very litle of it in my baking. I even tried using a stiffer brush to brush the zest off but I wonder if you have any tips for me? Thank you!!

    • Thank you, Wendy! Yes, I do have one fabulous tip for zesting citrus. After adding a fine Microplane zester (grater) to my kitchen gadgetry, life has never been so sweet! 🙂 Truly they are amazing. I purchased the wider one and absolutely love it. It comes with a clear sleeve cover on it to keep it safe in your kitchen drawer. Here is a link at Amazon.com for you: Microplane 35002 Home Series Fine Grater. It will be a wonderful investment for you at this great price. Read the reviews and click on the photos. See all that gorgeous zest from that lime? Beautiful, right? 😉 Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the recipe. Be forewarned, these lemon bars are quite addicting! Good luck and happy zesting!

  10. Yummm!!! I have a serious craving for lemons and these bars are just perfect. Hope you are having a great weekend 🙂
    Zainab recently posted…Lemon ‘Poppy Seed’ Thumbprint Cookies + GiveawayMy Profile

    • Thanks, Z! Girl, you are going to love these lemon brownie bars. I was really shocked over how good they are with so few simple ingredients. Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a lovely spring Sunday! 🙂

  11. I made lemon bars a couple of months back that were a complete fail! Time to give it another go with this recipe! They look perfect.
    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes recently posted…Classic GuacamoleMy Profile

    • Thank you, Ashley! You’re gonna love this recipe, girl. So easy! Follow the tips (I learned them myself taking cues from regular brownie making) and this recipe will not fail you. They will be the hit of any summer party!

  12. Wow, these lemon bars look incredible Stacy! I am such a big fan of anything lemon and am so intrigued by these lemon fudgy brownies! I seriously can’t wait to try these – pinning. Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend girl 🙂

    • Thank you, sweet Kelly! Your comments always make me smile. You’re going to love this recipe, girl. As a busy mom, these Lemon Brownie Bars pull together quickly and the recipe couldn’t be easier. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely spring Sunday! 🙂

  13. These look so, so good! I love lemony desserts, so I’m definitely going to be trying these very soon! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
    whatjessicabakednext recently posted…Lemon & Raspberry Ricotta Baked CheesecakeMy Profile

    • Thank you, Jessica! My pleasure. You’ll love this recipe and they’re perfect for summer parties and picnics. Thanks for dropping by! 🙂

  14. love that colour! simple and beautiful!
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  15. Dalila G. says:

    WOW!!!
    They’re soooo yellow, I love it!!!
    I’m a big time lemon lover, my favorite!
    I use lemons every chance I get and believe me, that’s often.
    I especially LOVE lemon desserts.
    These little squares of lemony goodness are definitely going to be made soon.
    Thanks for sharing Stacy!
    Pinned!

    • Thank you, Dalila! I’m glad you like this recipe. As a lemon lover, I think you’ll really love these Lemon Brownie Bars! Let me know if you bake them. Be forewarned…they’re addicting! Thank you for the pin, my friend. Have a wonderful week ahead!

  16. Shashi @ RunninSrilankan says:

    Looking at these brownie-bars I could very easily become a lemon lover! These are amazing, Stacy!
    I have a brownie-bar recipe coming up this week too,but mine don’t look half as decadent as yours do! WOW!!

    • Thank you, Shashi! I can’t wait to see your recipe. Everything you make is scrumptious. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous week ahead!

  17. These are squares of sunshine, Stacy! I love that there’s a gluten-free option…I’ve never used C4C, but I’ve heard good things about it. I’m going to have to try these, because I do love my citrus. These are just beautiful, my friend, and I’m pinning to try. Have yourself a great week! 🙂
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    • Thank you, Marcie! We are kindred spirits with our love for citrus, aren’t we? 🙂 I hope you’ll give C4C a try. Its performance and taste has been phenomenal in brownies and quick breads so far. I think you will enjoy working with it. Have a wonderful week!

  18. Whoa, I never thought of combining lemon and brownie into one, but the idea sounds irresistable and brilliant! Your lemon brownie bars look so moist; all I want to do now is to try out this recipe right away!

    • Thank you, Monica! I had the same compulsion when I spotted these irresistible Lemon Brownie Bars. I had to bake them right away! You will devour them. 😉 Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous week!

  19. How unique! I have never seen lemon brownies before, so I will have to try them. Sounds like they would be great with some hot tea!
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  20. Another incredible post, Stacy. I especially appreciate your tips, here. I always learn from you!!

    • Thank you, Dan! You are so sweet. I hope you’ll try these Lemon Brownie Bars soon. They are so easy to make and your boys will devour them! 🙂 Have a fabulous week, my friend!

  21. Thank you for the “Ray of Sunshine” Stacy! These look so light and lemony delicious… could eat a few right now and not even share with Corina 🙂
    Judit @Wine Dine Daily recently posted…Coconut Cake with Rose PetalsMy Profile

    • Hahaha! Thank you, Judit! These Lemon Brownie Bars are so wickedly good you really would want to eat the whole pan yourself! Have mercy. 😉 Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

  22. Ooh wow, this is fabulous! I need to perfect a few gluten free recipes and this lemon one looks like a beauty!
    Jessica @ Sweet Menu recently posted…Hummingbird CakeMy Profile

    • Thank you, Jessica! I hope you enjoy these special gluten free Lemon Brownie Bars. They’re irresistible! Thanks for dropping by and have a wonderful week!

  23. Okay I have nothing new to say that hasn’t been said. I am a lemon bar nut. I like the look of the texture on these—they look a little firmer. Aren’t lemon bars a wonderful color? A ray of sunshine is a an appropriate metaphor. Saying gave me the idea of what a lovely gift for someone in the winter or just someone who is feeling kind of ‘grey’.
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    • Thanks for stopping by, Carol! I agree…these lemony bars would be the ideal ‘gift of sunshine’ to brighten a friend or loved one’s spirit. Have a wonderful week!

  24. Love the idea of a citrusy brownie – I haven’t tried cup 4 cup but I’ve heard great things about it. I just saw they came out with a whole grain version that I’d love to try too.
    Jeanette | Jeanette’s Healthy Living recently posted…Roasted Chili Garlic Broccoli RecipeMy Profile

    • Jeanette, I hope you try Cup 4 Cup Gluten Free Flour soon. It worked so well in this recipe. You will love C4C as well as these luscious Lemon Brownie Bars. I haven’t worked with the C4C whole grain flour yet, but I look forward to it. Thanks for stopping by, my friend!

  25. Beautiful, moist and fresh. Love these. Gorgeous

  26. These look fantastic, Stacy. I love the idea of lemon brownie bars. 🙂
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  27. I love lemon bars, so I bet these will become a favorite very quickly. This really is a beautifully done post. The care you have taken and the explanation of the technique are clear, very well presented and make perfect sense. I love that you have taken so much time to help your readers enjoy success with this recipe. Congratulations on a job very well done.

    • Thank you, Adri! Coming from you, with your fabulously written blog posts brimming over with excellent additional information, this means quite a bit to me. Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the week!

  28. Oh, I’ve been wanting to try a lemon bar recipe! Perfect for this time of year! I actually could really go for some of these today… they are so bright and pretty and it is so rainy and dreary here… they would be the perfect pick-me-up! 🙂

    • Thank you, Sam! I hope you’ll try these phenomenally good Lemon Brownie Bars soon. You’ll love ’em! 🙂

  29. A lemon bar with a brownie texture? Now that’s a must try!

  30. Stacy these sound fabulous! We are plannig a rehearsal dinner for our son and soon to be wife. They want a picnic theme and I thought these would be perfect. I would like to make them a week ahead. I wonder, do they freeze well?

    • Thank you for the compliments, Carrie! Although I haven’t tried freezing these Lemon Brownie Bars, I don’t see why you couldn’t. I’m sure they will do well if covered tightly. Thanks again for stopping by!

  31. Do you add baking soda or powder?

    • Hi there, anuj! Thank you for writing. To answer your question…no baking soda or powder is added in this recipe. The small amount of leavening comes from the eggs for a nice, dense, fudgy texture. Thanks again for dropping by and happy baking!

  32. Hi,

    Can you use other brands of gluten-free flour instead of C4C? Will the lemon bars turn out just as good?

    • Hi Mary! Thank you for writing. To answer your question, I have only tested this recipe using C4C (Cup4Cup) Gluten Free Flour. So, I can only speak specifically about its performance in this recipe. (In fact, the photos you see in this post are from the batch I made using C4C flour. I loved how the bars looked when cut and they photographed beautifully.) C4C is a very high performing gluten free flour and it has not failed me yet. I have put it through its paces. However, if you have a favorite brand of GF flour that you used in a brownie recipe, and you were very happy with your brownies, you should feel confident in using it in this recipe. If you notice, this recipe is straightforward with no leavening (baking soda or powder). Therefore, I think your Lemon Brownie Bars will turn out excellent with your favorite brand of GF flour. I wish that I had the time to test more brands of GF flours, but that is just not possible. Meanwhile, I hope that I have answered your question and put any fears of using another brand of GF flour to rest. Thanks again for writing and happy baking. And… Happy Holidays!

  33. I just got through making these–they are really great! I was a tad skeptical since I have been through nearly every recipe for lemon bars I can find and have been disappointed. These are truly unique with a great texture. I will be trying the Key Lime Brownie Bars next.

    • Thank you, Sara! I’m so glad you enjoy these Lemon Brownie Bars like I do. I have a special recipe coming to the blog this spring incorporating this recipe. So, I hope you will be back for it. Thanks for writing and happy holidays!

  34. Hi Stacy! Found your recipe and thank you so much. I made some mods, since I’m not a fan of fudgey things (being of the cake brownie persuasion). I aerated the butter and sugar for a bit, and added 1/2 t. of baking powder and they came out perfect. Also, I added some lavender extract and buds to the icing for a lemon lavender bar. The Cup4Cup flour was great. They went over well at the party I brought them to. Pin Win!!

    • Wow! Thank you for writing and for sharing your results with me and fellow readers. 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe and made them cake-y to your liking!

  35. I don’t have a mixer – would my Vitamix make these too “airy”? Perhaps I need to go the old fashioned route and mix by hand? Whatcha think?

    • Hi there, Jess! Yes, a Vitamix would probably incorporate too much air into this recipe. I would definitely go the mix by hand route. Just be sure to incorporate all the butter because you definitely do not want it pooling on the top causing the top of the brownies to overly brown. Good luck and let me know how your lemon brownies turn out! 🙂

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