Lemonade Brownies

So these aren’t really “brownies”.

You probably guessed that.

They aren’t lemon bars either..they are a hybrid.

Can you tell I’ve been watching Vampire Diaries?  Ugh…obsessed.

 

Anyway, my kids have been bugging me like crazy to have a lemonade stand outside, but since it’s been 4 million degrees out I have been coming up with excuses that “today is not a good day”.   I figure I have to sit outside with them while they sell lemonade to complete strangers and having my face melt off my body might not be good for business.   Just a guess.

What has happened  is though, is now I have 27 containers of lemonade mix in my pantry, just waiting for a day that isn’t hot enough to melt faces.
So, I decided to try and get a little creative with all the lemonade mix…

I’ve seen a few versions of Lemon Brownies on Pinterest, and even tried a few of the recipes…but they didn’t turn out the way I expected.  So I played around in the kitchen until I got want I wanted:  a tart, sweet, cake-ish, brownie-ish textured bar made with dry lemonade mix.

 

Lemonade Brownies.

PhotobucketThey are really easy, honestly.

Start with some dry lemonade mix…

PhotobucketCream together your lemonade mix with some  sugar and butter.

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Add an egg, a few yolks and vanilla…

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Stir in your flour and baking powder and spread it into a pan…
See? Easy!

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Bake them, but don’t over-bake them, capeesh?

After they are done baking you should add some glaze.  I mean really…

PhotobucketAnd try NOT to eat them straight out of the pan.  I dare you.

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Totally.

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Lemonade Brownies


Description:

makes approx 10 brownies.


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
  • 23 Tbsp prepared lemonade OR juice from one lemon, approx 2-3 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp lemon zest

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Spray an 8×8 pan with cooking spray, set aside.
  3. Cream butter, sugar and lemonade powder in mixer for about 2 minutes,until light and fluffy.
  4. Add in egg and both yolks and vanilla. Continue mixing until incorporated.
  5. Turn mixer to low and add in flour and baking powder. Stir until combined.
  6. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  7. Bake 15-20 minutes until edges begin to golden and center is JUST set. Do not over bake.
  8. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.

Glaze

  1. Stir powdered sugar, lemonade or lemon juice and zest in a small bowl and pour over cooled brownies.
  2. Let glaze set for at least an hour before cutting into squares.

Notes:

I used Country time Lemonade mix, but I imagine any brand will work fine!

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Oriana
Oriana

This gets better (in theory?) add small blips of preserves. Strawberry or raspberry (your on your own with the seed problem ?) pink lady brownies! Blackberry or blueberry dream fairy brownies. Y’all now know what kinda books I grew up reading…lol. on a different note can something be done about all the adds and the media bar? It’s very distracting and sweets need my full focus. ?

Fernando
Fernando

Here in Brazil there’s lemonade sweet juice powder. That’s the same that you use in your recipe? Thanks

Alura Johnson
Alura Johnson

I was so excited to try these lemonade brownies considering how much I love the tartness of lemon and the chewiness of brownies.

I made these tonight and it fell short of what I was hoping it would be. The texture and flavor were kinda off. Can’t place my finger on it.

The glaze was amazing though.

Karen
Karen

Breast Cancer awareness…use pink lemonade instead.

katt campbell
katt campbell

I baked these this morning and they didn’t rise at all and actually burned in my oven after only 13 minutes… Maybe more baking powder would help? And maaaan are they lemony! yikes…

Diane
Diane

I thought I was being clever by using Crystal Light lemonade mix in this recipe. Sorry to say, it didn’t turn out like I thought it would. It left a bitter aftertaste. So just a heads up to anyone who was thinking of doing the same thing. I have to say, aside from the C.L. issue, the brownies were way too tart for me and I’m wondering if swapping the amount of sugar with the amount of lemonade mix might do the trick. Thoughts?

Kay
Kay

Did you use the mix with sugar already in it?

theaxx

oh my fricking goodness I am in love………. oh I’m going to make these, oh my goodness! Control myself long enough to get ingredients…

thanks for the amazeballs idea!!!

thea.
(spoonfulzine.com)

Irene
Irene

There must be a mistake in the 1/2 cup lemonade mix. It was so strong, I nearly choked!. It was like eating pure mix. They had to hit the trash. Sorry.

Cheryl Poston

I have to agree. I just made these last night and was excited about the possibilities because the pics looked so yummy. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize how lemony it was going to be. I used Country Time mix; maybe if you cut back on it.. i don’t know. Anyway, my kids did not like it and I could only eat the top part. The glaze was the only redeeming factor.

gloria
gloria

no entiendo que es limonada seca o mezcla seca, aquí en Bogotá no consigo eso, pero tenemos mucho limón a precio económico, se puede hacer con jugo de limón?

Aya B.

Totally……. amazing
I was wondering if I wanna do this without using the dry lemonade powder, what possible substitute can be used!!!

Crystal @EatDrinkCleveland

Why didn’t I think of this – wow! I love lemon but traditional lemon squares have that weird texture. These sound amazing!

Amanda

Woah those look tasty!!!

Chanel
Chanel

Sweet!! That was easy. I cant wait to try these lemonade brownie bars!!!!

MichaelleTrottier
MichaelleTrottier

These are delicious. I was wondering if I were to quadruple this recipe would you think I still need to use all those egg yolks(8)? Your opinion would be appreciated. I love your recipes!

MichaelleTrottier
MichaelleTrottier

I want to quadruple this recipe for an event, do you think I seriously need to use that many egg yolks extra (8)? Just asking for your advice.

sweetsugarbelle

How do you come up with these things?

Shiloh
Shiloh

Mmmm!

JulieD

These look delicious!!

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

I love all things lemony! Loving these brownies!

caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy

oh my gosh, those sound incredible! love the drizzle!

Ashton

omg…. LOVE lemon anything.

Lynna H.

OMG, you`re AMAZING. I`m totally loving this recipe right now.

& Your blog post always makes me happy after reading it. Too funny. I actually LOL when I read about your face melting off. Not sure way.

luv what you do

What an awesome summer recipe! That glaze looks amazing! I bet it would be great on lemon poppyseed cake too!

shawn
shawn

fyi, it’s ‘capisce’. these look wonderful!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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