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.
They are really easy, honestly.
Start with some dry lemonade mix…
Cream together your lemonade mix with some sugar and butter.
Add an egg, a few yolks and vanilla…
Stir in your flour and baking powder and spread it into a pan…
Bake them, but don’t over-bake them, capeesh?
After they are done baking you should add some glaze. I mean really…
And try NOT to eat them straight out of the pan. I dare you.
makes approx 10 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
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2–3 Tbsp prepared lemonade OR juice from one lemon, approx 2-3 Tbsp
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Spray an 8×8 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.
- 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 used Country time Lemonade mix, but I imagine any brand will work fine!