Lemon Cranberry Bars

These Lemon Cranberry Bars are so easy to make. Perfect recipe for teaching your kids how to bake. Ready within 30 minutes.

lemon cranberry bars

I love making these Lemon Cranberry Bars. And my family loves to eat them. A quick and easy dessert you can make on a weeknight. Out of the oven in 30 minutes!

batter in a mixing bowl

The key ingredients for this wonderful recipe is the frozen lemonade concentrate. It’s important that you use the concentrate to ensure you get the desired amount of lemon flavor.

bar batter ready for the oven

I like to use the sugar substitute Splenda when making these bars. If you don’t have a sugar substitute onhand you can use regular granulated white sugar.

fresh out of the oven

One thing I really like about this bar recipe is that you bake everything all at once. Many of my other bar recipes require you to bake the base then layer the other ingredients on top and either bake or chill at that point. Not including cooling time, these bars are done within 30 minutes.

lemon cranberry bars

This bar recipe also serves as a good foundation to make different flavored bars. Instead of dried cranberries, how about some dried cherries?

lemon cranberry bars

Or really go nuts and swap the frozen lemon juice for some frozen concentrated orange juice. The possibilities are endless.

lemon cranberry bars

You will need the following ingredients to make this Lemon Cranberry Bars recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Frozen Lemonade Concentrate, Splenda, Unsalted Butter, Eggs, All Purpose Flour, Lemon Zest, Baking Soda, Salt and Dried Cranberries.

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly coat an 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine lemonade concentrate, Splenda, butter and egg. Mix well. Add the all purpose flour, lemon peel, baking soda and salt. Stir well. Fold in cranberries. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking pan.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown. Let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into 16 squares.

Printable Recipe Card

lemon cranberry bars

Lemon Cranberry Bars

These Lemon Cranberry Bars are so easy to make. Perfect recipe for teaching your kids how to bake. Ready within 30 minutes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Cooling Time 15 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 Squares
Calories 119 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Dish
  • Bowl for Mixing
  • Wire Rack

Ingredients
 

  • ½ Cup Frozen Lemonade Concentrate, thawed
  • ½ Cup Splenda Granulated Sweetener
  • ¼ Cup Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1 ½ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tsp Lemon Zest
  • ½ Tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • ½ Cup Dried Cranberries

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly coat an 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine lemonade concentrate, Splenda, butter and egg. Mix well. Add the all purpose flour, lemon peel, baking soda and salt. Stir well. Fold in cranberries. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown. Let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into 16 squares.

Nutrition

Calories: 119kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 117mgPotassium: 22mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 103IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Sharon says:

    So easy to make. I love cranberries to this recipe was great for me. My family loved them and they did not last long.