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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Lemonade Brownies

Lemonade reminds me of summer and on a cold winter day a few weeks ago I decided to give these Lemonade Brownies a try. They're easy to make and are made with dry lemonade mix. The recipe warns not to over bake them, despite the warning I think I baked them too long. I thought they were tart with a nice hint of sweetness, Tim thought they were too sweet. As with most of the sweet treats I make, I sent them to work with Tim and one of his co workers thought they were the best lemon bars she'd ever eaten.



Lemonade Brownies
Recipe courtesy of Cookies &; Cups

Ingredients Brownies
1/2 cup butter, room temperature 
1/3 cup dry lemonade powder
 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg, plus 2 yolks
 1 tsp vanilla 3/4 cup flour, plus 2 Tbsp
 1/4 tsp baking powder

Glaze
 1 cup powdered sugar
 2-3 Tbsp prepared lemonade OR juice from one lemon (I used lemon juice)
 approx 2-3 Tbsp 1 tsp lemon zest

How to Make Preheat oven to 350° Spray an 8x8 pan with cooking spray, set aside. Cream butter, sugar and lemonade powder in mixer for about 2 minutes,until light and fluffy. Add in egg and both yolks and vanilla. Continue mixing until incorporated. Turn mixer to low and add in flour and baking powder. Stir until combined. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake 15-20 minutes until edges begin to golden and center is JUST set. Do not over bake. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack. Glaze Stir powdered sugar, lemonade or lemon juice and zest in a small bowl and pour over cooled brownies. Let glaze set for at least an hour before cutting into squares.

I am linking this to On The Menu Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday and Foodie Friday.

12 comments:

  1. What a novel idea! I love lemon bars (actually everything lemon) and this is a nice twist on the basic recipe.

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  2. I love lemon in the winter! It tastes like sunshine. These bars look fabulous!

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  3. Citrus flavor is the best Julie! I love these bars!

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  4. Looking like spring with those beautiful brownies. It's not very springy in Maine, Cold and more cold Nice post andi

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  5. Hi Julie,
    Oh goodie, Lemonade Brownies, awesome! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your tasty recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. I love really lemony lemon bars. Such an interesting recipe with the addition of lemonade mix. They must taste wonderful.

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  7. Nothing is ever too sweet for me, Julie! I know I would LOVE these luscious lemon bars!!

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  8. Julie your lemonade brownies look amazing I love lemon!!

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  9. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you enjoy your new Red Plate and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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