These lemon bars have a brown sugar crust that is different from the normal shortbread but still very delightful!

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Classic lemon bars are one of my favorite desserts.

There is a vendor at the farmers’ market I frequent that sells them and I always leave with one in my stomach.

When I saw this recipe for Lemon Bars with Brown Sugar Crust in Vegetarian Times, I knew I wanted to try this twist.

The addition of brown sugar makes the crust chewier with toffee notes. It was a really nice change of pace but I will always have a special place in my heart for the classic shortbread bottom.

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Just like the GIF above, these bars were gone in an instant. I don’t think that they even made it until the next day. I seriously ate at least five of these after they were done in the oven. Gooey lemon curd is my weakness and I could eat it by the spoonful.

I gave the 5 or so bars that I didn’t devour to Joe’s parents. Sharing is caring, right? It was more like: “Take these away from me before I fall into a deep yet mouth-watering sugar coma.”

Lemon Bars with Brown Sugar Crust
Yield: 12-18

Lemon Bars with Brown Sugar Crust

The brown sugar crust is a nice addition and twist to the classic lemon bar recipe with shortbread crust we all know and love.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes



  • 6 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted and then cooled to room temperature
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. finely grated organic lemon zest
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour


  • ¾ cup plus 1 Tbs. sugar
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 3 Tbs. mild-flavored honey
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 3 Tbs. all-purpose flour


For Recipe Directions visit Vegetarian Times

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 151Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 168mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate. You may want to spot check this information.

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