Like Lemon Bars? Then you’ve got to try these Strawberry Bars made with pureed fresh strawberries.
I’ve never been much of a girlie-girl.
Growing up with two older brothers, it was play-rough or don’t play at all. There are family stories of backyard mud fights, bike races down construction-site dirt piles, and broken limbs.
I have an older sister who taught me how to apply makeup and bat my eyelashes, but she is quite a bit older, and moved away before my formative years.
So most of the time it was me and a brother… and his friends.
Even so, something in me yearns for pink.
A pearly pink bag or phone case makes me giddy with delight. …Maybe I’m reverting as I age.
But most of all, I simply adore pink food.
If it’s pink, I want to eat it. I even disregard my normal label reading in order to indulge in pink edibles without care of consequence.
Pink makes me happy.
So today I offer you the quintessential pink food, fresh strawberries. (Yeah, I know they’re more red than pink. Just play along…)
Recently, I pulled out my favorite lemon bar recipe to make an afternoon treat for the kids. When I opened the fridge to collect the ingredients, I noticed I had two pints of fresh strawberries that were begging to be used. This was a light bulb moment.
What if I used pureed fresh strawberries instead of lemon juice? Fresh Strawberry Bars?
Why yes, that did sound like a good idea!
So I placed a few handfuls of fresh strawberries into the blender. Then I substituted the liquefied fresh strawberries, in my lemon bar recipe (with a few other adjustments,) placed them in the oven, and crossed my fingers.
Low and behold, the PINK Fresh Strawberry Bars were a success!
Fresh Strawberry Bars have quickly become a family favorite. They are so moist and creamy with a bright fresh flavor. Just the treat to serve on Valentines Day, the official holiday for pink food.
Plus, these fresh strawberry bars are so easy to make, my 8 and 10 year old(s) can make them all by themselves.
I will certainly be serving strawberry bars for Valentines Day this year–we may have to make strawberry bars on Super Bowl Sunday as well.
Think the boys would mind a pink treat?
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