Hibiscus Lemon Squares

Hibiscus Lemon Squares

Are you as smitten with hibiscus as I am? I mean, the color alone is worth swooning over, but I love that tart taste as well. I mainly drink hibiscus as tea, but it was only a matter of time before it found its way into my baking.

*this recipe is sponsored by Imperial Sugar.

You can find hibiscus tea blends easily in the grocery store, but I wanted the straight stuff. I found it on Amazon. Judging from the size of the bag in my pantry, there are a lot more hibiscus creations in my (and your) future.
Hibiscus Lemon Squares ♥ a rose-gold colored dessert

Not only I am head-over-heels with the tart and sweet lemon squares, but the color is also so precious. It's almost rose-gold in color...soft and sweet. Ballet slipper pink. If you want to bump up the color so that these really SCREAM "hibiscus," add a few drops of pink food coloring to the filling mix.

baking with hibiscus

Lemon squares are the perfect vehicle for some hibiscus love. You'll steep dried hibiscus flowers in water to make a tea and also in the lemon juice for the bars. Because we're replacing some of the lemon juice in the filling, we're boosting the lemon flavor with a bit of extract right in the crust.

Speaking of the crust, it comes together a bit like pie crust...cutting in bits of butter until they're mixed throughout. Don't be afraid to get your fingers in there. They're really the best tool to use here.

A note on mixing in the hibiscus tea: be sure to mix it with the lemon juice BEFORE adding to the egg mixture. Hibiscus is funny and can turn purple or grey-ish if mixed in the wrong order. Trust me on this one.

Hibiscus Lemon Squares

Hibiscus Lemon Squares ♥ bakeat350.net

Oh! Do not forget a generous dusting of powdered sugar over the top. That dusting is an essential element of lemon squares.

Hibiscus Lemon Squares ♥ bakeat350.net

Perfect for a spring picnic, darling for a Mother's Day brunch...Hibiscus Lemon Squares will be your new favorite. Go get the recipe at Imperial Sugar! ♥


  1. I love the combination of hibiscus and lemon - so unique and delicious! These squares look amazing!

  2. How long does it take to complete this article? I believe there will be many people who share my views when they read this article from you!


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