Strawberry Lemon Blondies

Tender and moist, strawberry lemon blondies are loaded with plenty of sweet, juicy strawberries that are joined with just enough tangy lemon flavor. These amazing bars are buttery, thick and the perfect spring and summer dessert!

If you love strawberry recipes, then you’ve got to try a few more of my favorites! Start with these delicious Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls, this yummy Strawberry Trifle or this classic Fresh Strawberry Pie.

3 strawberry lemon blondie slices stacked on top of each other.

Strawberry Lemon Blondies Recipe

Strawberry lemon blondies taste just like strawberry lemonade in hand-held bar form. When fresh berries are abundant, we love to whip up this delicious dessert. They’re really great for bringing to a summer barbecue, potluck or picnic. And how perfect are they for Mother’s Day?!

Just like brownies, blondies are chewy, moist and sweet. However, with blondies the chocolate flavoring is removed to make way for other delightful flavors. Simply mix together a basic cake-like batter with fruity flavor, bake and then once cool the simple lemon glaze is the perfect finishing touch!

Ingredients Needed

This strawberry lemon blondies recipe brings warm, sunny vibes with a buttery center, fresh strawberries and sweet, tangy lemon glaze. Check out the recipe card below for exact measurements.

  • Lemon Zest: For a lovely citrus note. 
  • Sugar: Granulated sugar adds sweetness while keeping the flavor light and bright.
  • Butter: Makes these rich and tasty! Use unsalted butter for better control over the saltiness of the recipe.
  • Eggs: Helps to bind the ingredients together and give the bars structure.
  • Fresh Lemon Juice: Use lemon juice squeezed from fresh lemons for the most amazing flavor. 
  • Flour: All-purpose flour will yield delicious soft and tender blondies.
  • Salt: To enhance all of the flavors.
  • Baking Powder: Gives these bars just enough lift while baking.
  • Fresh Strawberries: Chop your berries into small pieces, so that you get some in every bite!

Glaze

  • Powdered Sugar: Sweetens the glaze while making it perfectly thick and smooth.
  • Lemon Juice and Zest: Gives the glaze a bright flavor that wonderfully complements the sweetness.
  • Strawberry Jam: For extra strawberry flavor!
All of the ingredients to make the blondies. Listed are: sugar, flour, powdered sugar, eggs, lemon juice, strawberries, lemon zest, strawberry jam, baking powder and salt, and sour cream.

How to Make Strawberry Lemon Blondies

Get ready to dive into the flavor of summer with these strawberry lemon blondies! So irresistible and seasonally fresh, they are easy to make, pretty to look at and pack fabulous flavor.

  1. Prep: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an 8×8-inch pan with parchment paper and spray with pan spray.
  2. Mix Sugar & Lemon Zest: Combine the sugar and lemon zest in a small bowl until the sugar becomes fragrant.
  3. Beat the Wet Ingredients: In a large bowl, cream the butter and lemon sugar together on high with a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment for 2-3 minutes, until the butter is light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and lemon juice until combined.
  4. Add Dry Ingredients: Add the flour, salt, and baking powder. Mix until just combined. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl and fold in the strawberries by hand until evenly distributed in the batter.
  5. Bake: Add the batter to the prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for 25-28 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean from the center. The timing will depend on your specific oven. Let the blondies cool completely before topping with the icing.
  6. Make the Icing: Prepare the icing in a small bowl by whisking the powdered sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and strawberry jam together until smooth. Spread evenly over the cooled blondies and then cut into pieces and serve.

Tips and Variations

Although this is a super easy dessert to put together, a few simple tips can really give you the best outcome and flavor! 

  • Room Temperature Ingredients: We recommend that your butter and eggs are at room temperature before starting the recipe. This ensures everything combines more smoothly.
  • Use Fresh Strawberries: It’s best to use fresh, not frozen strawberries for this recipe. Frozen strawberries will become too watery, which can yield soggy blondies.
  • Change the Flavor: Feel free to swap the strawberries with 1/2 cup of another favorite berry. Blueberries, raspberries and blackberries all taste incredible with lemon flavoring.
  • Adding the Glaze: Be sure to allow the blondies time to cool before adding the glaze topping, so that it doesn’t melt and run. 

Top-down view of strawberry lemon blondies, cut into squares.

Storing Leftovers

If you’re lucky enough to have a few of these delicious strawberry lemon bars left, here’s how to keep them tasting soft and moist.

  • At Room Temperature: Cover and store (with or without icing) for up to 2 days. 
  • In the Refrigerator: Place bars in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 1 week.
  • In the Freezer: Arrange in even layers in a large freezer container between sheets of parchment. Thaw strawberry lemon blondies overnight in the refrigerator, then bring to room temperature before serving.

Closeup of 2 strawberry lemon blondies stacked on top of each other.

More Delicious Strawberry Recipes

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a few more of my favorite strawberry recipes! With their bright color and incredible flavor, they’re sure to impress and have everyone coming back for more!

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Strawberry Lemon Blondies

Tender and moist, strawberry lemon blondies are loaded with plenty of sweet, juicy strawberries that are joined with just enough tangy lemon flavor. These amazing bars are buttery, thick and the perfect spring and summer dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Blondies, easy desserts, lemon desserts, mother’s day dessert, spring dessert, strawberry lemon blondies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 9 blondies
Calories 239kcal

Ingredients

Glaze

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an 8×8-inch pan with parchment paper and spray with pan spray.
  • Combine the sugar and lemon zest in a small bowl until the sugar becomes fragrant.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and lemon sugar together on high with a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment for 2-3 minutes, until the butter is light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and lemon juice until combined.
  • Add the flour, salt, and baking powder. Mix until just combined. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl and fold in the strawberries by hand until evenly distributed in the batter.
  • Add the batter to the prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for 25-28 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean from the center. The timing will depend on your specific oven. Let the blondies cool completely before topping with the icing.
  • Prepare the icing in a small bowl by whisking the powdered sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and strawberry jam together until smooth. Spread evenly over the cooled blondies and then cut into pieces and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

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