Lemon Bar Blondies

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I am all for a good brownie, but lately, blondies have had my heart. Honestly, anything with fresh lemon flavoring is where my taste buds have been leaning toward all summer. There is just something so refreshing about lemons in the midst of a massive heatwave. We’ve been above 100°F for most of July and all of August thus far.

The worst part right now is we have the heat, and we’ve been increasing in humidity as well with monsoon season starting up. Between the humidity and the smoke traveling from California, I am DYING for a good downpour.

Growing up in the Midwest, whenever the weather is dumping rain and the clouds are full of lightning, I must watch Twister and snuggle up in a blanket with a tasty cup of soup. It’s just a must! Until then, lemon flavored desserts and homemade lemonade will be my sidekick.

Lemon Bar Blondies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 48 bars
Calories 190 kcal



  • 2 cups unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp lemon oil
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt

Lemon Icing

  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 large lemon juiced
  • cold water
  • sprinkles optional


  • In a large bowl, whip butter for several minutes until it becomes light and fluffy.
  • Add in sugar and whip again for several minutes until light and fluffy again.
  • Add in the eggs, lemon oil, and whole milk and whip again for another minute.
  • In a seperate bowl, combine dry ingredients; the flour, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine. Then add in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredinets ⅓ at a time, lightly beating until barely combined. After adding in the last of the dry ingredients, beat until barely combined.
  • In a greased 13"x10" baking sheet, pour batter and smooth out until it is evenly distributed throughout the pan. Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes. Let cool completely before icing.


  • In a large bowl add in powdered sugar and salt. Squeeze in the lemon juice from a fresh lemon and begin whisking together. Add in 1 tbsp at a time the cold water until the icing reaches a slightly runny consistency. Top with sprinkles if desired. Lemon zest would also be an amazing addition on top of the icing as well.


Serving: 1barCalories: 190kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 109mgPotassium: 23mgFiber: 1gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 263IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
Keyword blondies, dessert, lemon
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I added lemon oil into this recipe instead of extra lemon juice and I am telling you, it was perfect for the blondies. Lemon oil is an ingredient that is fairly new to my kitchen, but I have been using it like crazy. I’ve been going so hard with this lemon oil that it is now a part of my monthly Subscribe and Save on Amazon.

Another tool in my kitchen that I use weekly is my handheld juicer. While it isn’t necessary and I could easily juice citrus with just my hand, I find I get more juice from citrus when I do use my juicer.

What are some of your favorite blondie recipes? Do you find yourself loving lemon during the summer months as well? Hope y’all have an amazing week! Stay safe, hug your loved ones, and do something amazing today.

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