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Lemon Zest Life Bars

These are it. These are second place bake-off winning and these are the refreshing dessert for the summer season: Lemon Zest Life Bars.

These bars are refreshing, easy to make, and so yummy! A zest twist on classic brownies, these have the consistency and moist texture of lemon brownies. They have the opportunity for many different variations (more later) and they just taste good.
So let’s get right to it because I am honestly out of words and you need to make these right now.

ADDED ZEST: Add blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries…
Sub the almond milk for greek yogurt for a thicker consistency
Sub almond milk for vegetable oil
Substitute honey for sugar
**LEMON SIMPLE SYRUP: In a small sauce pan, add 1/2 c. water to small pan and 1 c. sugar with 1.5 tsp. lemon extract. Stir over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves and then reduce heat until syrup consistency forms. Pour over bars to add flavor and moisture

I had this idea for lemon brownies in the shower because they just sounded so refreshing – and they are! They take maybe 5 – 10 minutes to prepare and 20 – 30 minutes to bake and they are the perfect treat for when you want something sweet and refreshing.
Make sure you add the lemon gradually and don’t skip out on the salt, too much lemon juice can be too acidic and be detrimental to the consistency.

Happy Wednesday! I hope you face the rest of this week motivated and ready to change the world.


Author: Claire Elizabeth

My name is Claire Elizabeth and welcome to my lemon zest life! It all started back in 2015 when I began creating healthy recipes to support my busy lifestyle between the gym, full-time work, and full-time university. Four years later I have updated my healthy recipes but am still living that busy lifestyle. This is catered for the full-time employees, students, parents, and everyone in between that lives a lemon zest life, like me. xo.πŸ‹ ​

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