These White Chocolate Lemon Bars will be the hit of your holiday platter!
As you probably know, I am in loooooove with lemon. Love it like I want to marry it. For many years I *thought* I hated lemon desserts, but boy am I glad I realized I was wrong.
Lemon desserts rock.
Sometimes I feel like a rich, indulgent, chocolate dessert. Sometimes I crave peanut butter. And often times I just crave citrus. I want that sweet and tart flavor and I want it baaaaad. These bars? These white chocolate lemon bars are for one of those times.
I love these. Love them like I want to marry them.
When trying to decide what my next crust concoction should be, I realized I didn’t have a basic lemon bar on my site. I have lots of lemon recipes – but no classic lemon bars.
Now I do.
Lemon bars traditionally have a shortbread crust, but I did these one better. They have a pecan shortbread crust, made from Pecan Sandie cookies. You know the ones, right? Shortbread with flecks of pecans inside? You can use name brand or generic. I think that crust makes these bars.
And the white chocolate. I mean, talk about married. White chocolate and lemon really need to just do it already – get officially married, that is. They are soooo good together!
There is something else special about these bars. I made them all in a blender! From crust to filling – they were completely made using my Blendtec blender.
I have been dying to get my hands on one of these blenders for a really long time. They truly are the workhorse of kitchen appliances. It actually comes with a recipe book. You can make peanut butter, whipped cream, ice cream, brownies, cookies, and crust all in the blender! It’s like magic.
Blendtec sent me a Wildside Jar, which is what I used to make these lemon bars, and a Twister jar. The Twister jar is smaller and perfect for making my morning smoothie. I use it every single day – and I love it.
There are three things about the Blendtec I truly love:
Yeah, you read that third one right: it washes itself. Seriously? Seriously!
I am in love with my blender – and you would be too. So guess what? I’m giving one away Saturday. Be sure to come back then!
In the meantime…enjoy these lemon bars.
You know you need a last minute dessert for Thursday, right? Go make these – they’re the easiest things you’ll ever make. Don’t have a blender? No problem. You can use your food processor (or brute strength) to crush the cookies for the crust, and a whisk to make the filling.
However you make them…just make them. You won’t be sorry!
Okay. Now I need to go hit my freezer. That’s where I had to hide these bars!
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Yes, Blentec gave me a blender to review. But I really do love it, and all opinions are 100% my own.