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Thursday, July 20, 2023

Lemon Brownies

These brownies are lemony, tart and perfect for Summer!
The brownie batter uses lemonade, lemon zest, lemon pudding and more.

This post is sponsored by AE Dairy, but all opinions are my own.

Collage of lemon brownies, a bite on a fork and a brownie on a white dinner plate.

When you hear "brownies" you immediately think rich, decadent chocolate brownies, but not today! Today I am showcasing these fresh, tart lemony brownies!

It's Summer and nothing screams hot Summer days more than fresh citrus. In this case lemon! More specifically, I used AE Dairy Lemonade in the brownie batter and icing to give it a pucker punch.

AE Dairy and I wanted to feature their beloved lemonade in a fun dessert and this one definitely fits the bill.

AE Dairy lemonade next to lemon brownie batter in a baking dish.

AE Dairy's Classic Lemonade is known for it's smooth taste and it's perfect touch of sweetness. In my opinion pouring a glass of their lemonade is like drinking a fresh squeezed glass at the local fair. It's that good.

This brownie batter takes a couple shortcuts with a boxed yellow cake mix and a box of instant lemon pudding. Both of those make an incredible base that gets amped up with lemonade, eggs and fresh lemon zest. The batter is thick and lovely!

Like traditional brownies this lemon version has a nice chewy and "fudgy" center. And let's not forget the glaze!

AE Dairy lemonade, a mixing glass of icing and a lemon brownies baked in a baking dish all sitting on a wooden cutting board.

Like most glazes, this one is simple - powdered sugar, lemon zest, almond extract and lemonade. It's just slightly sweet and tart and when poured over the cooled brownies seeps into all the nooks and crannies making a delectable bite.

Make this glaze thin or thick however you enjoy - but I prefer it on the thinner side. It gives it just enough of a glaze to take the brownie over the top.

A piece of lemon brownie with a fork on a white dinner plate, with a box of lemonade next to the plate.

Just look at that sweet bite!

These lemon brownies have both a cakey edge and a gooey center. Plus just enough of a tart bite for all my lemon lovers.

Make sure you check your local stores to grab some AE Dairy lemonade soon! This dessert is perfect for any family gathering, Summer potluck or simply after Sunday night family dinner for an extra special treat.

This post is sponsored by AE Dairy, but all opinions are my own.

Collage of lemon brownie batter, piece on a dinner plate and AE Dairy lemonade.

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  1. The outside of these brownies were INCREDIBLE! The lemon flavor really comes through and the consistency is great. However, the inside was completely raw and inedible. My advice: make them in a 9x13" pan. The whole pan really puffed up and then the middle sunk as soon as I took them out of the oven... & it looks like yours did too, Ally.

  2. I would agree - cook in a 9 x 13 pan. I cooked for about 22-23 minutes.
    In the smaller pan, the bars got mushy.