Summer is here . It is time to enjoy friends and family around a BBQ or campfire…or for a fun night in with all those that you love.
For me summer means it is time to indulge a little and these lemon bars are a perfect treat, and even better they are gluten free making it even more perfect for all of our family and friends.
I have several friends who are living a gluten free life, and I am so, so impressed with them, but I know it can sometimes be hard for them when they are out with family and friends to enjoy everything…especially dessert, so I always try to have at least 1 dessert that is gluten free at my get togethers. One of my favorites are these Gluten Free Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookies (don’t worry they are not just for Christmas) but these new Gluten Free Lemon Bars are definitely a must make.
The crust is very similar to a shortbread crust, it is rich & buttery while the filling is a delicious lemon dream. It is a perfect balance of sweet and tart, making each bite a treat that everyone will love…while being gluten free so everyone can enjoy them!!
The Hubby is not a huge lemon fan. Over time I have tried to sneak lemon in on some dishes, but for the most part he will do whatever he can to stay away from anything lemon. The first time I made these bars they were for his office. A few of the ladies are gluten free, and I knew they would love them, but I was very surprised to find that The Hubby loved them too. He said that tried one, before everyone ate them all up, and he really liked them and even asked me when I was going to be making them again…to tell you I was surprised is an understatement, I was in shock.
Now he still won’t take lemon in his tea or drizzle lemon on his salmon, but at least he likes my lemon bars…it’s a a start.
Jump into summer (& maybe a pool to cool off) and enjoy these Gluten Free Lemon Bars.
Remember to make everyday sparkle (& to eat something yummy) – MJ