Easy Lemon Bars

These easy lemon bars start with a shortbread-style crust and have a silky smooth, slightly tart, sweet lemon custard on top. All they need is a dusting of powdered sugar! The perfect recipe for your next picnic, holiday tray or wedding cookie table.

A stack of three lemon bars with cut lemons and a vase of flowers in the background.

I am admittedly not a huge lemon dessert type of person.

A wedge lemon in my water or iced tea? Sure! But lemon for dessert when I could choose something like chocolate or cheesecake? It’s a hard sell for me.

That being said, there are times, especially in the summer, when I’m just craving something super light and refreshing to top off a meal instead of something crazy sweet and heavy. Enter lemon bars.