Melt in Your Mouth Lemon Bars

STOP!!! Don’t pass this recipe by. Lemon lover or not, these bars are SO melt in your mouth you’ll want to eat the whole pan. I have had this recipe for years. Everyone loves them and I hope you will too! 3 sticks of butter in these bars. What else is there to say! enjoy

Ann set high expectations for these lemon bars… and they turned every bit as good as she said! Perfectly sweet and tart, these creamy bars are a perfect after-dinner or brunch treat.

These Lemon Bars start with a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread crust that’s covered with a tart, silky filling bursting with bright lemon flavor.

Lemon Bars are always a welcome treat in this house because my family LOVES lemon anything. Lemon Meringue Pie and Lemon Blueberry Muffins are amongst my oldest old daughter’s most favorite things in the universe. And, my youngest daughter loves lemons so much that she eats them straight – like an orange. I blame their father.

When our first born was a baby, my husband decided to put a drop of lemon juice on his finger and place it in our son’s mouth just to see his reaction. (Oh, come on. We were young and poor, and in desperate need of cheap entertainment.)

My husband was all geared up to laugh at a scrunched up baby face. Instead, our infant son, opened his big eyes wide and licked at his lips like it was the best thing he’d ever tasted. And just like that, the evening’s entertainment crashed and burned.

My husband tried this trick with both of our girls as well only to receive the same reaction. It was our first lesson in the fact that as parents, you have shockingly little control over your kids. They are born with their own little personalities, their likes and dislikes largely hardwired in there, and you can’t really do a damn thing about it.



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