I simply used a few drops of beet water, the water left after boiling beets. You could also use beet juice or just open a can of beets and use that water. Beet color is so potent that it doesn’t take much to get bright, popping color and you will never taste it. Oh, and did I mention that these bars are super yummy!
If you read my blog then you probably know that I am in the Southern Hemisphere. That means that it’s winter here and, even though this area has mild winters, some of the days can get pretty cold. This was a little, let’s-pretend-it’s-not-really-winter recipe that I made yesterday for my family. It happened to be an unusually warm and bright day so it was somewhat believable. Another good reason for making these is that the 4th of July is less than a week away. Obviously, Chile doesn’t celebrate the 4th but this crazy gringa has never not celebrated it and I know all of my fellow gringo readers will be celebrating it too. These lemon bars or “Lemonies” are the perfect thing to take to all your summer picnics and parties. If you are in the middle of winter like me, then you can use these to warm up your friends and family. The point is, these will make you very popular anytime of the year. They are so refreshing and sweet at the same time. The lemon cuts the sweet so they aren’t as sickening and you can eat like ten before you know it. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
Ingredients Instructions Notes You can replace the beet juice/broth with red food dye but I do not recommend it. That stuff is so unhealthy.
You can replace the beet juice/broth with red food dye but I do not recommend it. That stuff is so unhealthy.