Looking for one of the best lemon bars recipe ever? Look no further! Here are 35 recipes all in one place.
One of my favorite desserts is lemon bars.
In fact, one of my most popular posts on this is my Ina Garten's Lemon Bars. They have the perfect tart flavor, and that shortbread crust is amazing.
Since these are my favorite dessert, I hit up my blogger friends and asked them to share their favorite recipes as well. Of course, none will ever come close to my Pioneer Woman Lemon Bars recipe.
Here is what we come up with!
35 of the Best Lemon Bar Recipes
What can lemon do to your recipes?
I love cooking with lemon because it is so versatile. In fact, whether using the juice or the zest, lemons brighten and enhance the other flavors of a dish. You can use it in sauces and in salad dressing. It complements chicken and seafood well. You can also use them as a garnish and in cocktails and mocktails.
But my absolute favorite way to use lemons is in dessert dishes like the ones shared below!
Other lemon dishes you might want to try
- Lemon Hummus
- 15 Minute Lemon Pasta
- Chinese Lemon Chicken
- Creamy Lemon Risotto
- Lemon Chicken Picatta
- One Pan Lemon Shrimp with Asparagus
Lemon Bars Round Up
These different takes on lemon bar recipes will have you making lemon desserts all year long.
Ina Garten’s Lemon Bars
These lemon bars are an Ina Garten recipe and as always, the Barefoot Contessa never disappoints!
Strawberry Lemonade Bars
These strawberry lemonade bars have the perfect blend of both lemon and strawberry. While this is a summer dessert, it can be eaten all year long.
Nana's Lemon Bars
Bright lemon filling over a simple shortbread crust, these lemon bars are sure to please.
Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars
There’s no better way to enjoy the tastes of summer than with farm stand favorites, and these strawberry lemon cheesecake bars take fresh strawberries to the next level.
Lemon Cream Bars
The instant lemon pudding in these bars are fantastic!
Lemon Ice Cream Sandwich Bars
This light and refreshing dessert combines the tangy zip of Meyer lemons with the cool sweetness of ice cream. There’s happiness in every bite!
Keto Lemon Bars with Shortbread Crust
You’ll love these easy Keto Lemon Bars with a press-in Shortbread Crust made from almond flour. They taste bright and tangy, and they’re made with real lemon juice. These healthy low-carb lemon bars are deliciously sweet, as well as sugar-free and gluten-free.
Gluten-free Lemon Brownies aka gluten-free lemonies, are even better than gluten-free lemon bars in my opinion! I hope you like them too!
Lemon Bars with Cream Cheese Icing
Lemon Bars with Cream Cheese Icing will be the most requested dessert for all of your get togethers, celebrations and summer cookouts!
Lemon bars have been a long- time family favorite. I decided to skip the traditional sprinkling of powdered sugar topping for my favorite cream cheese icing.
Easy Lemon Bars Recipe with Cream & Cookie
This deliciously easy lemon bars recipe is the most perfect combination of chewy cookie and creamy citrus – they will melt in your mouth!
Lemon Bar Recipe with a Cookie Dough Crust
These cookie dough lemon bars are quite delicious, so you’ll want to make and eat them often.
The lemon flavor is bright, so you just can’t help but be happy when you eat them.
The lemon bars are simple to make, since the crust is made from store bought sugar cookie dough. This is a nice time saver, but it is also yummy.
Lighter Lemon Bars (WW 4 Points!)
These lemon bars have all the zest and tartness that you love with a little less sugar and they are only 4 WW points.
Lemon Glazed Lemon Bars From a Cake Mix
Lemon Glazed Lemon Bars from a Cake Mix are a simple lemon dessert that will have your taste buds singing! These soft, tangy lemon bars are drenched in a 2 ingredient lemon glaze and sprinkled with fresh lemon zest for a big pop of citrus flavor!
Lemon Squares - 3 Weight Watchers PPV
This recipe is HALF the Weight Watchers points of the conventional lemon squares recipe, without losing ANY of the taste!
Classic Lemon Bars
A lovely, sweet substitute for pie is these delicious Lemon Bars. They are a cinch to make and really hit the spot when you need a yummy substitute for my pie craving!
Easy, Vibrant, and Tangy Lemon Crumble Bar Cookies
These aren't your average lemon bars (which are also absolutely delicious, don't get me wrong). These lemon bars are quick and easy to make, bake all at once (no baking in two shifts like classic lemon bars), and absolutely burst with lemon flavor that pairs perfectly with the tender cookie crust and crumb topping.
Easy Fresh Lemon Squares
Easy Lemon Squares, these tangy squares are quick, easy and so delicious, made with a buttery shortbread base and a fresh lemon filling. Easy and tasty bars.
Meyer lemon shortbread cookies
If you want a very easy recipe including the sunshiny flavor of lemon, these Meyer lemon shortbread cookies are for you! I love making lemon custard and lemon tarts, but sometimes I want a simple recipe with only a handful of ingredients.
Creamy Dreamy Lemon Bars
These lemon bars are tart and creamy and so delicious!
Lemon Bars with Lemon Curd
These lemon bars with lemon curd are sweet and tangy. They are delicious with a crunchy crust and they are so easy to make!
Classic Lemon Squares
These simple yet classic Lemon Squares are the perfect blend of sweet and tart and the buttery crust just melts in your mouth.
Mango Lemon Bars Recipe
The traditional lemon bar recipe gets a delicious and unique update with the addition of fresh mango resulting in a sweet, creamy filling topped buttery shortbread crust.
Gluten-free Lemon Bars
These Gluten-free Lemon Bars are a lighter version of the oh so popular dessert. They're lower carb with an egg-free option so you can indulge without the guilt!
Healthy Paleo Lemon Bars with Coconu
Craving for some dessert with a little zing? Then these healthy paleo lemon bars with coconut are just the thing for you to try out!
Low Carb Lemon Bars Recipe
A luscious low carb lemon bars recipe that is very close to the real thing. But it’s a sugar free treat made with gluten free coconut and almond flour.
Upside Down Coconut Lemon Bars
The combination of coconut and lemon is the perfect Spring Dessert! See why these coconut lemon bars are “Upside Down” Coconut Lemon Bars and grab the recipe.
Coconut Lemon Bars
These Coconut Lemon Bars are sweet and tangy with a hint of tropical coconut. They are really easy to make as the lemon curd does not need to be cooked in advance. They are really delicious and are a perfect addition to a cookie platter.
Weight Watchers Lemon Bars
Zesty Weight Watchers lemon bars will be your new favorite low calorie skinny treat!
Chewy White Chocolate Lemon Bars
These lemon bars are the perfect combination of lemon and chocolate and travel well.
As far as refreshing desserts go, lemon bars are always at the top of the list. The citrus taste is sharp and this dessert is heaven for your taste buds. The recipe is very easy and the outcome is delicious!
Oatmeal Lemon Bars
These lemon bars are made the classic way but with oatmeal
Gluten Free Lemon Squares
This is the best gluten free lemon squares recipe! They’re simple and easy to make and are tangy, citrusy, and gooey with an incredible shortbread crust!
Kid-Friendly Lemon Bar Dessert
Combine sweet and tangy flavors to make a delicious lemon bar dessert that's so easy, even the kids can help create this delectable treat.
2-Ingredient Lemon Bars
This 2-Ingredient Lemon Bars recipe will blow you away! They’re incredibly easy to make and tastes SO amazing! Everyone will rave about your lemon bars…and the fact that they were so quick to make, with just a few ingredients, will be your secret.
Lemon Bars with Prickly Pear Juice
Adding juice from a prickly pear to traditional lemon bars gives a bit of a sweet taste to the otherwise tangy dessert.