The story I was going to write here was about the joys of bright citrus in the gray and gloomy weather of winter. A nice tale about citrus fruits being the sunshine in season during the bleak midwinter. But we’ve had a spring like February with 75 degree days this year and lovely sunny weather. I ate lunch on a patio. In February. I thought about putting off this post, but the truth is, sweet and tangy lemon treats are perfect for any time of year, no matter the weather, so why wait? Whatever the weather, whatever the mood a sweet, tart and tangy lemon treat always lifts my spitits.
These bars make a nice little change of pace from chocolate brownies or cookie bars for a party, and they really do take on this fresh, lovely yellow tint that makes them stand out. The tart lemon glaze makes all the difference, adding the tart note to the sweet bars. I find these a little simpler to make than a classic lemon bar, (not that lemon bars are all that difficult) and I almost always have the ingredients on hand to make a quick treat. You could also use Meyer lemons, which won’t be quite as tart but still have a lovely citrus note.