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easy lemon bars in a pan with sprinkles and slices of lemon bars taken out

Easy Lemon Bars

Easy lemon bars covered in lemon frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 312kcal


  • For the Crust
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter (2 cubes) cold butter diced into small cubes
  • For the Filling
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp flour heaping tablespoons!
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp lemon zest (optional)
  • For the Frosting
  • ½ cup butter room temperature
  • 4 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • 3 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup lemon juice you can add a little zest here also!


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Add all of the ingredients for the crust in a food processor. Process until it looks like a fine powder consistency. 
  • Pour the ingredients into a greased 10x15" jellyroll pan and spread out evenly. Press down. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
  • While the crust is baking prepare the filling. Mix together and pour over the hot crust, spreading evenly. Return to the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool completely.
  • Mix together the frosting and frost the bars, decorating with sprinkles if desired. Slice into 48 bars. Refrigerate. YUM!!!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 56mg | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 460IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.7mg