Strawberry Lemonade Lemon Bars: My favorite summertime drink in portable form. These are a twist on the classic lemon bar using lemonade and freeze dried strawberries.
This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions, bad grammar, and overuse of emojis are 100% mine.
In this post I used Dixie Crystals Sugar granulated sugar as well as their powdered sugar that I got from participating in the last dessert week in my recipe. I got great results with the product that they sent me.
Well we are full on in summer now. It’s starting to heat up (my least favorite) and I will be hiding out in the house with all the portable a/c’s cranked up.
And I will be sipping on Strawberry Lemonade.
I am a sucker for flavored lemonades. Heck, I even used to love the powdered raspberry lemonade I drank as a kid.
Now huckleberry lemonade is my favorite of all time but those are both pricey and hard to come by.
These are made with freeze dried strawberries because I prefer those to fresh ini desserts like these.
Why? Because with fresh fruit you sometimes have no idea how juicy the fruit is when they bake.
Lemon bars can sometimes be risky when adding fruit other than lemon because they can make them get too soft.
I think using the freeze dried helps avoid that.
They are however more tart than fresh strawberries so I highly suggest you powder the heck out of these with powdered sugar. 🙂
Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!
Ice Cream Recipes:
- Mermaid Magic Shell (Mermaid Popsicles) from Big Bear’s Wife
- S’mores Popsicles from My Sweet Zepol
- No Churn Frozen Hot Chocolate Ice Cream from 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
- Cherry Vanilla Ice Pops from The Domestic Kitchen
Pies of Summer:
- Strawberry Lemonade Pie from Daily Dish Recipes
- Raspberry Rosé Parfaits from Me and My Pink Mixer
- Peaches and Cream Ice Box Cake from A Southern Soul
- Cinnamon Twists from Eat Move Make
- Mixed Berry Crisp from The Bitter Side of Sweet
- Lemon Cornmeal Poundcake from Pastry Chef Online
- Strawberry Lemonade Bars from Sweet ReciPEAs
Strawberry Lemonade Lemon Bars
For the Crust:
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
zest of one lemon
For the Filling:
3/4 cup lemon juice
4 TBSP frozen lemonade concentrate
1/2 cup freeze dried strawberries, roughly crushed
1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1/3 cup aa-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Powdered Sugar for Dusting
For the Crust:
Preheat oven to 350F.
Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat together sugar and butter until light and creamy.
Gradually mix in flour, lemon zest, and salt until the mixture is crumbly.
Press mixture into a 9 in. x 13 in. pan and prick several times with a fork
Bake for 15-17 minutes.
Set aside while you make filling. Keep oven on.
For the Filling:
Using a large bowl whisk together the eggs and sugar until fully combined.
Add the lemon juice and lemonade concentrate and whisk until combined.
Pour in the flour, baking powder, and salt and again whisk until fully combined.
Fold in the freeze dried strawberries.
With crust still warm, pour the filling over the crust and smooth even with a spatula.
Bake for an additional 25 minutes or until the middle is set.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Place into fridge and let set up for 2 hours.
Remove from fridge and sprinkle more powdered sugar on top.
Welcome to the 2nd Annual #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This sweet week-long event is filled with fun dessert recipes from amazing bloggers and some great giveaways from our generous sponsors! We can’t wait to share all of these summer-themed desserts with y’all and celebrate summertime sweets all week long!
There are 23 wonderful bloggers participating in this year’s event! With over 60 recipes being shared this week we just know that you’re going to find a new summer favorite! Plus, don’t forget that we have 5 (five) great giveaways for you this week too!
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Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1) Instant Pot (8 Qt) to one lucky winner!
Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – One bottle of Adams Best Vanilla Flavor, Adams Best Prize Winning Pound Cake Mix, Adams Extract Twice as Stong Vanilla and Adams Extract Lemon Extract
Prize #3– Red Star Yeast is giving away an Insulated Tote Bag, “I Knead to be Loaved” Apron, “The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day” Cookbook, Printed recipe ebook, Yeast (three 3-strips of Platinum), French Rolling Pin, Measuring Spoons, Bench Scraper/ Dough Cutter, Dough Whisk, Oven Mitt and Kitchen Towel
Prize #4 — Susquehanna Glass Co. is giving away one set (4 glasses) of Mermaids Stemless Wine Glasses. (like the Mermaid glasses you’ll see in some of our recipes this week!)
Prize #5 — Lodge Cast Iron is giving away one (1) 12-inch Cast Iron Skillet.
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. No PO Boxes Please. giveaway runs from July 9th until July 15th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Red Star Yeast, Susquehanna Glass Co. and Lodge Cast Iron! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.