Easy Lemon Bars

I seriously can’t get enough lemon lately and one of my favorite lemon treats are Easy Lemon Bars.   I first tried these bars when my brother Danny, who I don’t recall ever cooking or baking, made them for a family get together.  I seriously ate like four of them, one after the other, they were that addictive.  A perfect blend of sweet and tart, so simple yet so delicious.

Easy Lemon Bars

When I said these were easy, really, they are easy!  I did mention my brother made them before I ever did, right?   :)    While it’s an incredibly easy recipe, it’s one that I don’t make often because I have zip, zilch, zero willpower when it comes to these bars.  None.  They are that good.

Bisquick Lemon Bar Recipe

That’s about all you need right there.  Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.  Literally, you do actually squeeze a lemon.

Easy Lemon Bars

Lemon Bar Recipe

These photos are actually from a while ago, somehow they never made it onto the blog.   I have replaced my microplane since this photo was taken.   The microplane I was using was totally wrong for the job and was a pain to use.  I now use an OXO Good Grips Spice Grater, which is probably also totally wrong for the job, but I absolutely love it.    Again, it’s made for spices, but this isn’t a Cooking Channel TV show here, it’s much more “what works in my kitchen”.   You can see the difference here in this post for Margarita Cookies (which are awesome by the way, I mean cookies and margaritas – yes please!).

OXO Good Grips Spice GraterYou just throw a few ingredients together to make the crust, bake it for about ten minutes, add your lemon layer, bake a little longer, then add a yummy glaze to the top.  Then inhale serve.

Easy Lemon Bars

Easy Lemon Bars

Easy Lemon Bars

Easy Lemon Bars

These delicious and easy lemon bars are a perfect spring or summer dessert.


  • 1 cup Bisquick baking mix
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons firm butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 tablespoon Bisquick baking mix
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup fat-free egg product or 2 eggs
  • Lemon Glaze
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, mix 1 cup Bisquick mix and 2 tablespoons powdered sugar. Cut in butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through mixture in opposite directions), until crumbly. Press in ungreased 8-inch square pan.

2 Bake uncovered about 10 minutes or until light brown. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix all remaining bar ingredients. Pour coconut mixture over baked layer.

3 Bake about 25 minutes longer or until set and golden brown. Loosen edges from sides of pan while warm.

4 In small bowl, stir lemon glaze ingredients until smooth; spread over bars. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

Recipe from Betty Crocker.


If you need a gluten free version, check out these!

If you love lemon, here are some other recipes you might enjoy!

Lemon Cookies

Lemon CookiesLemon Poke Cake

Lemon Poke CakeLemon Cupcakes With Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Lemon Cupcakes Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Lemon Blueberry MuffinsOver 140 Lemon Recipes at Crazy For Crust

Lemon Dessert RecipesYum, lemon is like a breath of fresh spring air!  Enjoy!



  1. Jenn says

    Lemons, coconut, and sugar Oh My!! I need to make these NOW!! (but I only have Krusteaz pancake mix)… Do you think that could work in place of the bisquick?? I literally want to make them right NOW! 😉

    • says

      Jenn, I’ve never used it but I’ve always been under the impression that it’s pretty much the same thing. Does it have recipes for other things like biscuits on it? If so I’d say go for it! :)

    • says

      Kaycee, I am right there with you on the lemon love. I don’t tend to think of myself as a huge lemon fan, but every single time I have something lemon, all I can think is how great it is! The lemon sugar on top of a sugar cookie sounds delicious!

  2. Butterbud says

    These look fabulous. May sound like a dumb question here, but how did you get the round shape as shown in the picture if you use a square pan. The first thing that caught my eye was the round shape. Looked like a fluffy biscuit. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  3. Butterbud says

    These look delicious! Going to try them this weekend. This may seem like a dumb question but the picture look like it shows pretty round bars. How did you get round ones if you bake them in a square pan? They are so elegant and neat looking in the round shape. Just wondering.

    • says

      Hi Butterbud, I actually use round cookie cutters to cut many of my brownies and bars. I am the worst at cutting almost anything (I can butcher a poor cake like nobody else) so round and square cutters are my secret weapons. I have a round and square version of this set, which has a number of sizes and they’ve both been a great investment. Hope that helps!


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