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You know when you make a whole 9 by 13 pan of something…like a brownie or a bar…and you are the one who ends up taking bites off of it every time you walk past? You don’t want to…but you don’t want to see it go to waste either. I was wanting to make lemon bars for my honey on Valentines day…but I didn’t want to be left with a ginormous pan of lemon bars for a week.

I adapted this recipe for a smaller 9 by 9 pan pan and they came out perfect. Super easy to put together too. Don’t you think they just scream spring!! :) So happy…lemon is so happy  ;)

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The crust will come together quick in your food processor (a pastry cutter works good too). The crust will appear very dry….it’s ok. Press into a foil covered 9 by 9 pan ( I used some wax paper to super press ;). Bake.

Super press, super press…I’m super pressin….yowoooooo (name that tune…)

Meanwhile, whisk eggs. Then add in sugar, zest and lemon juice. Add in flour and baking powder last. Pour egg mixture onto hot crust and continue baking about 20 minutes. Keep and eye on it…when it sets and browns a bit it is done.

Let cool and pull foil out. Cut into 2 inch squares. Makes 24 mini bars. A perfect bite I think ;)

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Mini Lemon Bars Recipe

Tracie at CleverlyInspired
Mini Lemon bars
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Servings 24


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 C powdered sugar
  • 1 stick of butter cubed
  • Juice of one large lemon 1/6 C plus 1 T
  • Zest from one large lemon 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 C flour
  • 1/4 t baking powder


  • Combine 1 C flour, powdered sugar and butter in food processor. Press into foil lined pan (8 by 8) Bake 350 for 18 min.
  • Meanwhile, whisk eggs. Add in zest, juice, sugar. Stir in flour and baking powder.
  • Pour egg mixture over hot crust and return to oven for 20 minutes or until set and lightly browned.


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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. I love ANYTHING with Lemon, so I need to try these! :)

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  3. These look so refreshing and Spring-y. Going to pin for later!

    Visiting from the Spring Thing Linky Party. :)

  4. These look fantastic! I love that you made them mini. :)

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