These bars are called Lemon Brownies because they have the thick and fudgy texture of a brownie! They are made with white chocolate and are full of citrus flavor!
I love baked goods (no surprise there). Every recipe I post, I truly love – otherwise, I wouldn’t share them with you. But I definitely play favorites. And these Lemon Brownies are one of the best things I have ever made. I can’t believe I am saying that about a recipe that does not include chocolate or peanut butter, but it is true. I love, love LOVE these lemon brownies. I literally could not stop eating them. I never considered myself a lemon dessert person, but I guess I am!! TheBetterHalf’s love for lemon must be rubbing off on me.
I struggled with what to call these bars. Lemon Brownies sounds kind of odd, because to me a brownie is chocolate! But they aren’t lemon bars, they certainly aren’t lemon cake (not cakey at all!), they aren’t really blondies either (no brown sugar). The texture is so similar to a dense and fudgy brownie, so…I guess Lemon Brownie is the perfect name.
I came across the recipe on Averie Cooks and was really intrigued so decided to try them. Best decision ever!! They are thick and fudgy and lemony with the perfect amount of sweetness, and a nice richness from the white chocolate – so good!!!
My biggest tip for making these bars is…be careful when melting your white chocolate! White chocolate can be kind of finicky. I tried melting my first batch of butter/white chocolate on a double boiler, and it scorched! I think using a microwave is the easiest and most foolproof way to melt the white chocolate. After an initial 30 to 45 seconds in the microwave, I take the mixture out and stir it every 15 seconds, which might seem excessive, but that ensures that it doesn’t get ruined! Nothing makes me sadder than ruining things when I’m baking. I hated throwing out that first white chocolate / butter mixture! Oh well, live and learn!
But other than the white chocolate melting, these bars are super simple to make! They taste best once they have been sitting for a few hours (or overnight) so that the glaze can set. If you are a lemon lover, you are going to go crazy for these lemon brownies!
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