Lemon Poppyseed Bars

Lemon Poppyseed Bars are Spring’s version of a brownie. Light and chewy and bursting with lemon flavor, these bars are studded with poppy seeds and covered in a lemon glaze. 



For the Bars:

For the Glaze:


For the Bars:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Spray a 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until combined. Add in the eggs, one at a time until combined.
  3. Add in the lemon zest, lemon extract, and salt. Then add in the flour and poppy seeds and mix until just combined.
  4. Pour into the prepared pan, spreading the batter to the edges.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the center is set the the edges are lightly golden brown. Let cool.

For the Glaze:

  1. In a small bowl whisk together the lemon juice and powdered sugar until it becomes a thick glaze.
  2. Pour over the cooled bars, spreading from edge to edge.
  3. Once the bars have cooled completely, cut into 1 inch squares.


Keywords: lemon poppyseed bars, lemon bars, lemon desserts, baking, springsweetweek,

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