Whole Wheat Lemon Bars 



For the shortbread:

  • 1 cup butter (Unsalted)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour 
  • 4 eggs

For the lemon curd:

  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar 
  • 1/4 cup white flour 
  • 2 large lemons (juiced) 

Options to top off bars:

  • Powder sugar 
  • Fruit 


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. In a laege bowl, mix the softened butter, 2 cups of whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup sugar together. 
  3. Take the dough and press it into the bottom of an ungreased 9×13 inch pan.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm and golden. 
  5. Pull out of the oven and let it cool while you make the lemon topping. 
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1/4 cup of white flour. 
  7. Whisk in the eggs and lemon juice. 
  8. Pour lemon rolling over the baked crust.
  9. Place pan in the oven for  20 more. Pull the bars out out and let them cool. The bars will firm up when they are cool. 
  10. (Optional) You can serve them plain, or get creative and add toppings. A simple topping is to sift powder sugar on top of the bars. 
  11. Serve and enjoy!