One of the desserts that my mom all of the time when I was growing up was lemon bars! I’m pretty sure that almost everyone has tried a lemon bar in their lifetime, considering they are truly a ‘classic’ treat…But if you haven’t tried one you are in for a wonderful surprise! Lemon bars are wonderful because they are basically a ‘portable’ version of a lemon pie, so they are perfect to bring to BBQ’s! The buttery crust compliments the wonderful lemon filling just perfectly…And I can almost gaurantee that even if you don’t like lemon very much, you will love these!
Note: When creating this recipe, I experimented with two types of crust. I created a homemade whole-grain crust, and tried the pre-made shortbread crust. Both were equally delicious, but I decided to feature the pre-made crust because it was easier, and both came out to be the same amount of calories! However, I did post the whole grain crust as well if you choose to go the ‘homemade’ whole grain route!