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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!

Easy Lemon Bars Frosted with Lemon Frosting Recipe by Deliciously Sprinkled

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.

Lemon Bars Recipe by Deliciously Sprinkled

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

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Ingredients:

Lemon Bars:
  • 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
Lemon Frosting:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • yellow food coloring
  • yellow sprinkles

Directions:

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.

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22 Responses to “Frosted Lemon Bars”

  1. Joan — March 30, 2014 at 11:56 am

    I need something that brings spring, it has been a long, long winter!! Will be trying this soon!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — March 31st, 2014 @ 8:51 am

      These bars are perfect for bringing spring to you after a very long winter! Enjoy 🙂

  2. Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen — March 29, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    What a fun dessert! Love the yellow and pink morsels!

  3. Lynna — March 29, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Lemon desserts are seriously one of my favorite kinds of dessert! I love how bright and happy these are!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — March 31st, 2014 @ 8:54 am

      Thanks, Lynna! I hope you enjoy them as much as we did! 🙂

  4. Lemons For Lulu — March 28, 2014 at 9:31 am

    A cookie and lemon bar combination sounds pretty darn good to me! I love lemon this time of year!

  5. Carmel Moments — March 28, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Beautiful, Jenn! Looks like everyone is jumping on the lemon bandwagon. I totally need a ride. What am I waiting for?
    Have a beautiful Friday!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — March 28th, 2014 @ 10:25 am

      Thanks and have a awesome Friday, Melanie! 🙂

  6. Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! — March 28, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Totally – lemons are the best to welcome and celebrate Spring! These bars wouldn’t even make it a day at our house. So good and pretty!

  7. foodlikecake — March 28, 2014 at 6:11 am

    These bars so pretty! Lemon is perfect in the summer and spring 🙂

  8. Gloria Phillips — March 27, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Jenn, I am in LOVE with these bars… and lemon! I definitely know these are going to go quick with myself and the boys!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — March 28th, 2014 @ 10:24 am

      Thanks, Gloria! Enjoy 🙂

  9. Beth @ bethcakes — March 27, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    These bars are so pretty! I agree with you, lemon always reminds me of spring and summer. Love the frosting and those Nestle Springtime morsels too!!

  10. Justine@CookingandBeer — March 27, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Uh YUM! I’m loving all the lemon going on in these bars! Even though Zach has a deep hatred for anything lemon, I think I will make them anyway! Pinned!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — March 27th, 2014 @ 5:12 pm

      Thanks so much for pinning, Justine! 🙂

  11. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — March 27, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Love how the morsels add a unique and colorful element to these bars! So fun and perfect for spring!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — March 27th, 2014 @ 5:09 pm

      Thanks, Ashley! I love these springtime morsels, they are just too cute! 🙂

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