Frosted Lemon Bars
Simple Lemon Bars frosted with a light, creamy lemon frosting. These bars are a mix between a lemon cookie and a moist, chewy bar full of fresh lemony flavor, making them a classic spring dessert!
For me, nothing welcomes spring like the bright, vibrant flavor of lemon. Just the smell of a fresh lemon makes me feel more happier and energetic. So you can imagine that lemon snacks and desserts are among my favorite.
These lemon bars are truly something special and it has nothing to do with the fact that they start with a box of lemon cake mix. The texture of these bars are between a crunchy cookie and a soft, chewy lemon bar.
And what makes these lemon bars even more fun are these super cute yellow and pink springtime morsels from Nestle that I found at Target. I top the bars off with a light, creamy lemon buttercream frosting and SPRINKLED with yellow sugar crystals, making these frosted lemon bars the perfect springtime treat.
These didn’t stand a chance in our home and they won’t last long in yours either. Enjoy!
Frosted Lemon Bars
Yield: 12 Bars
Total Time: 30 minutes
- 1 box lemon cake mix
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- Juice from one lemon
- 1 cup pink and yellow Nestle Springtime Morsels
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- yellow food coloring
- yellow sprinkles
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line a 9×9 pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
Using an electric or stand mixer add lemon cake mix, flour, baking powder,eggs, vegetable oil, and juice from one lemon. Mix until dough forms. Fold in 1 cup pink and yellow morsels.
Bake bars for 20 minutes. Cool completely.
For the frosting:
Mix the softened butter on medium speed with an electric or stand mixer. Beat for about 3 minutes until smooth and creamy. Add powdered sugar, lemon juice, yellow food coloring and salt. Increase to high speed and beat for 3 minutes. Frost cooled bars, sprinkle with yellow sprinkles and cut into squares.