Lemon Bar Peeps


I love the idea of Peeps, but I am not a big fan of marshmallows. So as lemon bars are also sunny yellow, and way more delicious, I thought it only natural that a lemon bar Peep should exist.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
8 peeps



  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

Lemon Layer:

  • 1 ⅓ cups white sugar

  • cup lemon juice

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9x13-inch baking dish with parchment paper.

  2. Beat butter and 1/2 cup sugar together in a bowl with an electric mixer until creamy. Add 2 cups flour and cornstarch; beat until mixture forms a dough. Press dough into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until crust is light golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.

  4. Beat 1 1/3 cups sugar, lemon juice, 2/3 cup flour, eggs, and lemon zest together in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour lemon mixture over crust.

  5. Bake in the oven until lemon mixture is set, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool to room temperature before removing from baking dish. Cut into desired "Peep" shapes using shaped cookie cutters. Place 2 mini chocolate chips onto each "Peep" to create "eyes."

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

581 Calories
26g Fat
81g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 581
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 16g 79%
Cholesterol 154mg 51%
Sodium 200mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 81g 29%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 47g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 10mg 52%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 117mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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