Lemon Bar Recipes

Tart lemon bars are the first to disappear at any party or bake sale. Browse our collection of tried and true lemon bar recipes.

Staff Picks

The Best Lemon Bars

Rating: 4.5 stars 3460
These tart, rich lemon bars need just seven common ingredients you probably already have, and are done in 55 minutes!
By Allrecipes Member

Bake Sale Lemon Bars

Rating: 4.5 stars 1314
They are very, very easy to make, and really fabulously delicious.
By Allrecipes Member

Tart Lemon Triangles

Rating: 4.5 stars 211
This is a lovely conclusion to an elegant spring dinner! I garnish them with whipped cream, a strawberry fan and a sprig of mint.
By Allrecipes Member

Chef John's Lemon Bars

Rating: 5 stars 1166
This is one of my favorite cookies of all time, although technically they're closer to a pie than a cookie. Nothing prepares you for that intense, awesome sweet-tart lemon flavor and custard, perfectly contrasted against that crisp, sweet buttery shortbread cookie.

Lemon Curd Bars with Coconut

Rating: 4.5 stars 144
This bar has the two crusts as requested, and has a strong tangy lemon taste, so much better than most of the lemon bar recipes out there due to the lemon curd and added coconut!

Easy Lemon Bars

Rating: 4.5 stars 236
These bars are great and easy to make. Hope you like them!

Graham Moist Lemon Bars

Rating: 3.5 stars 41
When my brother about broke his teeth on the crust of some lemon bars, I thought I would try to make them chewier with graham cracker crumbs as the crust.

Love the Mama Lemon Bars

Rating: 4 stars 125
This delicate treat is made with fresh lemon and confectioners' sugar. Wonderful with tea.

Lavender Lemon Bars

Rating: 4.5 stars 22
I'm totally addicted to using lavender as flavoring. If you think it sounds weird, may I suggest not knocking it like I did until you try it.

Annemarie's Lemon Bars

Rating: 4.5 stars 284
Annemarie is a German lady I met over 20 years ago, when we were living in Indiana. Talk about a good cook!
By Dawn

Lemon Pie Bars

Rating: 4.5 stars 855
This is a really easy recipe that my mom made before the lemon bar 'rage' was on! Thick-skinned lemons work the best. I suggest using real butter and eggs, I've tried using eggbeaters--nowhere near as good!

How to Make the Best Lemon Cream Cheese Bars

This easy six-ingredient recipe for Lemon Cream Cheese Bars is an Allrecipes fan-favorite.
By Vanessa Greaves

Inspiration and Ideas

Lemon Pie Bars
Rating: Unrated 866
"I have made these lemon squares many times—most recently for a baby shower. They went over so well, many people asked for the recipe!" – Jenna M.
Lemon Rhubarb Bars
Rating: Unrated 21
"I didn't want a full pan, so I halved the recipe. Although I have the green variety of rhubarb, it still made a lovely presentation using my tart pan. Great recipe!" – Deb C
Lemon Cream Cheese Bars
Rating: 4.5 stars 279

Nothing brings a recipe to life like fresh lemons! For a change of pace from the standard Southern-style lemon bars, you need to look no further! This recipe is easy and the taste is divine. I have also made this with Splenda® and low-fat cream cheese and they were just as wonderful.