It’s official – Spring has sprung!
Time to get outside, take in the aromatic scents of newly blossoming flowers, don those cute new spring outfits you have been dying to wear, and enjoy the bright, vibrant colors that are beginning to reveal themselves.
With Good Friday and Easter just around the corner, we’ve decided to share a “Good Easter” recipe that is simple, colorful, and perfect for the occasion. Peep these cute Lemon Bars!
Recipe and Photo Cred: allrecipes.com
Lemon Bar Peeps Recipe
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 1/3 cups white sugar
2/3 cup lemon juice
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips
1- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9×13-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
2- Beat butter and 1/2 cup sugar together in a bowl with an electric mixer until creamy. Add 2 cups flour and cornstarch; beat until mixture forms into dough. Press dough into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
3- Bake in the preheated oven until crust is light golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.
4- Beat 1 1/3 cups sugar, lemon juice, 2/3 cup flour, eggs, and lemon zest together in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour lemon mixture over crust.
5- Bake in the oven until lemon mixture is set, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool to room temperature before removing from baking dish. Cut into desired “Peep” shapes using shaped cookie cutters. Place 2 mini chocolate chips onto each “Peep” to create “eyes.”