Recipes and Cooking Lemon-Lime Bars Lemon and lime join together to create this creamy bar cookie recipe. Take a pan to your next potluck or tailgate party. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on August 12, 2019 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 20 mins Chill Time: 2 hrs Cool Time: 2 hrs Bake Time: 40 mins Total Time: 20 mins Servings: 16 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ⅔ cup butter, softened ½ cup packed brown sugar 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour, divided 4 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel, divided 6 eggs 2 ¼ cup granulated sugar ½ cup lemon juice ¾ teaspoon baking powder ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel 2 tablespoon sifted powdered sugar Candied Citrus Slices ¼ cup water ¾ cup sugar 2 lemons, or 10 key limes, thinly sliced Directions Prepare Candied Citrus Slices or Strips, (see recipe), if desired. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with heavy foil; set aside. For crust, in large mixing bowl beat butter on medium to high 30 seconds. Add brown sugar; beat until combined. Beat in 2 cups of the flour until crumbly. Stir in 2 teaspoons of the lemon peel. Evenly press on bottom of prepared pan. Bake 20 minutes. Meanwhile, for filling, in medium bowl combine eggs, granulated sugar, remaining 1/2 cup flour, lemon juice, baking powder, and nutmeg. Beat on medium 2 minutes. Stir in remaining lemon peel and the lime peel. Pour over hot crust. Bake 20 minutes more or until edges are browned and center appears set. Remove to rack; cool 1 hour. Refrigerate, covered, 2 hours. To serve, sprinkle evenly with powdered sugar. Lift from pan using foil; cut into bars. Add Candied Citrus Slices or Strips, if desired. Store, covered, in refrigerator up to 3 days. Makes 16 to 20 bars. Candied Citrus Slices In large skillet combine water and sugar; bring to boiling. Add lemons or key limes, thinly sliced. Simmer gently, uncovered, for 1 to 2 minutes or until just softened. Transfer to rack; cool. Candied Citrus Strips: Cut strips of peel from 2 lemons or 2 limes. With spoon scrape away white pith. Cut into thin strips and cook in sugar mixture as above. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 307 Calories 10g Fat 52g Carbs 4g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 16 Calories 307 % Daily Value * Total Fat 10g 13% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 100mg 33% Sodium 96mg 4% Total Carbohydrate 52g 19% Total Sugars 36g Protein 4g Vitamin C 4.1mg 21% Calcium 30.3mg 2% Iron 1.4mg 8% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.