Frozen Lemon Bars Recipe

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Refreshing… tangy… easy… no bake Frozen Lemon Bars. Today, I’ve got a real treat for you – a recipe that’s not only a breeze to make but also packs a tangy punch of flavor. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with our delightful Frozen Lemon Bars!

Imagine a creamy lemon filling atop a buttery graham cracker crust, all perfectly chilled and ready to melt in your mouth. Now, picture making this indulgence without even turning on your oven. Yes, you read that right – these lemon bars are entirely no-bake, with the lemony goodness whipped up effortlessly in the microwave.

Ingredients

  • graham crackers
  • butter
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • lemon juice
  • lemon zest

Prepare the Crust

  • In a food processor, combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until well mixed.
  • Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of a 9×9-inch square baking dish lined with parchment paper. Use the back of a spoon or a flat-bottomed glass to firmly pack the crust.
  • Place the crust in the refrigerator while you prepare the lemon filling.

Make the Lemon Filling

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, whisk together the sugar and eggs. Add the lemon juice, lemon zest, and butter mixing until smooth and well combined.
  • Microwave the mixture in 1-minute intervals, stirring between each interval, until it thickens slightly. This should take about 5 minutes in total. Be sure not to overcook it – we want a silky smooth consistency.
  • Once the filling is ready, pour it over the chilled graham cracker crust, spreading it out evenly.

Freeze and Serve

  • Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and place it in the freezer for at least 3 hours, or until the bars are firm.
  • Once frozen, remove the bars from the freezer and let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften slightly.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut the bars into squares or rectangles, depending on your preference.
  • Serve these chilled delights straight from the freezer, garnished with a sprinkle of powdered sugar or a dollop of whipped cream if desired.
frozen lemon bars

Frozen Lemon Bars

A great summer update to the traditional lemon bar!  These Lemon Bars are frozen and so refreshing during the summer.
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Prep Time:40 minutes
Freeze Time:3 hours
Total Time:3 hours 40 minutes

Equipment

  • food processor
  • microwave

Ingredients

Crust

  • 12 whole graham crackers
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter

Lemon Filling

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • lemon zest from 2-3 lemons
  • 1/2 cup butter melted

Instructions

  • Break graham crackers into smaller pieces and pulse in the food processor till they are fine crumbs.
  • Drizzle in melted butter and pulse in the graham cracker crumbs just till it comes together.
  • Press into a 9×9 pan and put in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to set up.
  • In a microwave safe bowl mix together the sugar and eggs to combined. Add in the lemon juice, zest and melted butter.
  • Microwave on high in 1 minute increments. Stir after each minute.
  • It should take about 5 minutes /5 one minute increments to thicken up. You want the curd to coat the back of your spoon.
  • Spoon the lemon curd on top of the graham cracker crust and place in the freezer 3+ hours till firm.

Notes

Store leftovers in the freezer until ready to heat.
Keep them cover. Can be kept in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon
Servings: 9 servings
Cost: $5

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13 Comments

  1. Planning on a backyard wedding shower, and wondered if you think these could be made and frozen for a week before serving? I couldn’t see why not, but thought I’d ask your opinion. Thanks!

  2. Hey there! I love everything with lemon and cannot wait to try this recipe. Pinning for later! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Stopping by from the Weekend Retreat Link Party where you were featured. Congrats!

  3. Loving this and I’m drooling right now! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing this at our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we get to party with you again! Lou Lou Girls

  4. I love lemon everything and these look amazing…Love that they’re no bake and made with the microwave! Sharing this idea on our weekend features post on Sunday 🙂

  5. These look delicious, but, at the end don’t you mean to put them in the FREEZER for three hours? (not the microwave…)

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