Strawberry Lemonade Bars


Is your mouth watering yet?

After about eating my weight in strawberries this weekend, I pureed the rest and tested out this Strawberry Lemonade Bar recipe from Baking Bites.  It is fabulous!

These perfectly pink beauties are going to be one of many treats on a dessert buffet I am putting together for an upcoming church party.  I'm no Amy Atlas, but I'm really excited to do a dessert buffet.

Do you know of any wonderful pink desserts?

36 comments:

Tote, Debby, Sammy and Caleb Jimenez said...

yum! those look like they'd be great for summer!
how about little no-bake cheesecakes with cherry topping served in those little mini phyllo shells. they are a bit closer to red, but super easy and cute to boot! ;)

christa said...

Cake pops dipped in pink chocolate? You could even do different shades of pink!

Or those fondant covered oreo cakesters I keep seeing everywhere.

Katie said...

Yes, by the way, my mouth is watering. Big time. Haha. These look so good!

Jen@Notes From the Heartland said...

Oh these look like a little bit of summer!! SO yummy!! Hmm....can't think of any pink desserts off the top of my head.

sparklepetal said...

They look absolutely divine! I have a nice standard lemon recipe that must be similar, but I bet strawberry would be ten times better!

Chris said...

One of my favorite treats as a child were brownies my mom made. She used her favorite chocolate brownie recipe for the base, & a butter cream frosting for the middle layer (usually flavored mint or almond). All this was refrigerated, and then on top, chocolate chips melted with a couple tablespoons of butter and spread over the top and then refrigerated again. It would be easy to tint to middle layer pink.
Good luck!

Laura said...

Those do look good. I've bookmarked them for June when strawberries are in season here. Growing up my grandmother would make strawberry cake with strawberry icing(all pink). My mom has a simple dessert that we called pink pie. You make the crust with vanilla wafers and the filling is made with a box strawberry jello, eggs, sugar, evaporated milk, and pineapple juice. It's a cold dessert.

Cassie said...

Those look delicious!

Michelle Turner said...

A super tasty pink treat is Cranberry Salad!

1 package fresh cranberries
1 small can crushed pineapple, drained
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup mini marshmallows
1 small container of cool whip

Grind the cranberries in your food processor (or blender). Add the pineapple, sugar and marshmallows. Mix together. Fold in cool whip.

This is super tasty... and a light, sweet-sour treat!

Cook Clean Craft said...

These look so yummy! I'm definitely saving this recipe for strawberry season here (starting in April). Thanks for the inspiration (again!).

Tasha said...

YUM!! I so want to try these. They look so yummy. Currently I have plain lemon bars baking in my oven. The smell is devine. But, add in some fun strawberry . . . yum!

ummashin said...

Pink macarons or sandwich cookies, cream puffs with pink filling, peppermint or red hots bark (melted white chocolate with crushed candy - super easy), pink homemade marshmallows...sounds like a fun party!

nap time journal said...

A REALLY yummy and simple pink drink would be Sprite and raspberry Sherbet. I have used this for Valentines day and for bridal showers and I even served it at my wedding open house.

Christine Sweet said...

yes, it's totally watering. thanks.

ooooh, you don't even have to make these put it's super delish and PINK! Pink heart-shaped marshmellows (store bought) dipped in chocolate! a huge hit for my 3 year old daughter's birthday party! :)

michelle @ blissful musings said...

Yum, those look seriously dangerous. I'm going to go look up the recipe now.

Janelle said...

I am moving to California tomorrow.

Suze said...

YUM....MEE!

Jen said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe - they are on my "must bake" list now. Have you tried the Sprinkles Cupcakes' Strawberry Cupckae recipe? I believe you can find it on Martha Stewart's website. The pureed strawberries in the cake batter and the frosting turn everything a beautiful shade of pink. And they're yummy!

Christine said...

My husband and I went out to eat not too long ago and they served Cheesecake Pops at the end. It's just cheese cake formed into a ball and put on a stick. But some were dipped in pink icing, some had pink sprinkles and I imagine you could just dye the cheesecake pink itself!
You could display them in some styrofoam (decorated styrofoam, of course!)

Those bars look delicious! Good luck!

jackie said...

My kids and I just made dragon-flies (some of them were pink!) using almond bark. Pretzel rods for the bodies and large regular pretzels for the wings (all topped with sprinkles, of course!). They were adorable and soooo easy!

Nathan and Alyssa said...

Yours look even better than the pictures taken on the baking bites web site! I'm excited to try this.

Shawn and Laura said...

Raspberry White Chocolate Chip Scones from the Betty Crocker website. Yummy for breakfast or a dessert, pink and TOTALLY YUMMY!!

Cool Mama Blog said...

Great recipes. Love and totally endorse the "home made" concept!
Shelina Ishani
http://www.coolmamablog.com

AutumnBrooke said...

OMG, these look divine. We're going to the strawberry farm tomorrow, in fact, so I will be making these for sure! As far as other pink desserts, pink meringue cookies are always a favorite around here. They're so simple and light, and IMO they're really pretty.

Douglyss said...

Okay...I'm definitely going to have to buy some strawberries to make these bars...yum!!!

Alyssa

Tiffany and Alan said...

Looks so yummy. Go simple fav like sugar cookies with sprinkled or yummy cream cheese frosting, pink ricecrips treats, or

Patty said...

That looks fantastic, my mouth is definitely watering! Thanks for the recipe link I can't wait to try it out!

Anne Marie@Married to the Empire said...

I always laugh about my husband's pink birthday cake every year, but he always wants strawberry cake. Here's my recipe: http://marriedtotheempire.blogspot.com/2007/07/best-strawberry-cake-ever.html

It's the best strawberry cake recipe I've found that uses neither jello nor whipped cream. It makes a dense cake, but it's delicious, especially the icing with pureed strawberries in it!

Sandee said...

strawberries are on sale this week... YIPPEE!!! :)

and amy atlas is awesome. i submit that you are equal in awesomeness.

The Shackelford's said...

Hi!! I just checked out the recipe because it looks so yummy!! I just had a baby and I'm trying to get back in shape so I was trying to substitute some things to make it healthier. Let me know what you think about these and if they would work out okay.

instead of regular flour use wheat flour
instead of whole eggs use egg whites
instead if sugar use truvia

Thanks for your help and I love reading your blog :)

Jill said...

I'm the wrong person to ask because I never do substitutions. I'd rather have the real deal or none at all. Sorry!

Mangelson's said...

Those look so yummy. I can't wait to try them. I have a really great recipe for strawberry oreos, they are so good and very pink.

http://tadaskookykitchen.blogspot.com/2009/11/homemade-oreos.html

http://thelocalfarm.wordpress.com/ said...

Now I HAVE to make these - they look delicious!!!

dana said...

oh my gosh, these look WAY too good. thanks for posting Jill!

Cindy said...

Your pictures look even yummier than the original!

Maegan and Brian said...

YUMM!!! I will have to try this! As for another DELICIOUS pink dessert... try my Pink Lemonade Pie - I don't want to toot my own horn, but it is pretty amazing if I do say so myself :)

MAEGAN’S FROZEN PINK LEMONADE PIE

2 GRAHAM CRACKER CRUSTS
1 CARTON VANILLA BEAN ICE CREAM
1 CAN FROZEN RASPBERRY LEMONADE (I like to use the MinuteMaid Brand)
½ CUP GRANULATED SUGAR
1 8OZ. TUB OF COOL WHIP
1 Tbsp. LEMON JUICE
6-12 drops RED FOOD COLORING (depending on how pink you want it.)

IN A MIXER, COMBINE ICE CREAM, LEMONADE AND COOL WHIP
(I USUALLY JUST MIX IN ABOUT ½ AT A TIME SO THAT IT BLENDS NICELY)
ADD IN THE SUGAR AND LEMON JUICE UNTIL SMOOTH
(SUGAR WILL DISSOLVE AFTER ABOUT 3 MINUTES)
ADD IN FOOD COLORING UNTIL DESIRED PINK IS ACHIEVED

POUR MIXTURE INTO GRAHAM CRACKER CRUSTS AND FREEZE FOR 3 HOURS OR MORE