Drinks & Dessert

Strawberry Lemon Bars

Give a tart zip to your day with this irresistible strawberry lemon bar, complete with strawberry and sugar dusting!

 

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 24 squares

 

INGREDIENTS

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter, melted
4 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 8oz tin McSteven's Strawberry Lemonade
1 teaspoon baking powder
5/8 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup freeze-dried strawberries

       

       

      DIRECTIONS

      1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9x13 inch pan.
      2. In a medium-sized bowl, blend together 2 cups flour and 1 cup powdered sugar. Blend in the melted butter. Pour contents and press into greased pan to form an even layer. Bake in oven about 15 minutes, or until golden. 
      3. In a large-sized bowl, beat eggs until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, Combine sugar, baking powder, 1/4 cup flour (sifted), and McSteven's Strawberry Lemonade, stirring until there are no more flour lumps. Blend sugar mixture into the eggs and add lemon juice, blending again until smooth. 
      4. Pour mixture over prepared crust and bake an additional 30 minutes, or until bars are set. 
      5. Allow bars to cool completely. Blend freeze-dried strawberries to a powder. Whisk together 1/4 cup powdered sugar and blended freeze-dried strawberries until well-combined. Sift mixture over strawberry lemon bars so there is an even coating over the entire surface. 
      6. Once cool, cut into 24 bars and enjoy!
      7. Refrigerate for future enjoyment.