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Orange Bars

Easy to make and crazy delicious, these Orange Bars offer a great twist on the classic lemon bar and a uniquely refreshing alternative.

Today, I'm excited to share a recipe that's sure to become a new favourite: Orange Bars. These citrusy treats are the perfect blend of tangy and sweet, with a buttery crust that melts in your mouth.

Whether you're looking for a refreshing dessert to serve at your next gathering or a simple, yet indulgent snack to enjoy this summer, these Orange Bars fit the bill. Made with fresh orange juice and zest, they burst with vibrant flavour, bringing a touch of sunshine to your kitchen!

Orange Bars

Yield: 16 small bars, or 9 large bars

Prep time: 15 minutes

Bake time:


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted

  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 ⅓ cup flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs, 1 egg yolk room temperature

  • ⅔ cup sugar

  • ½ cup fresh orange juice

  • 1 tablespoon orange zest

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat to 350°F and grease and line a 9x9-inch baking dish with parchment paper.

  2. Start making the crust layer by add the melted butter, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, flour, and salt in a medium bowl. mix until completed combined into a crumbly texture. Lightly press into the lined baking dish with your hands but only until level. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until edges start to brown.

  3. Meanwhile, start the filling by adding the sugar and the orange zest in a small bowl. Using your fingers, massage the orange zest into the sugar to release the flavour. In a separate, medium bowl, whisk together the eggs. Then, whisk in the sugar and orange juice. Lastly, slowly add the flour as you whisk until no clumps remain.

  4. Pour over the crust once it’s done baking and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature. Then, place in the fridge for 2 hours before dusting with icing sugar and slicing into squares to serve.

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