No Bake Lemon Bars Recipe

Jyothi Rajesh
No Bake Lemon Bars Recipe
5872 ratings.

When nature gives you lemons, you make lemon bars! Talk about best lemon desserts, the classic lemon bars has to be most favorite. These No Bake Lemon Bar Recipe are so ridiculously so simple to make, yet so good! The base is made of crackers crumb and then topped with delicious lemony creamy liquid. The best part about this no bake lemon bars is, it doesn't need overnight setting time. Only a few hours to set and you are good to serve these delicious fudgy crumbly bars for your guests and loved ones. 

Make these No Bake Lemon Bars for a dinner party or even simply for an evening tea party and serve it along with a cup of coffee of green tea.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Dessert recipes such as

  1. Mocha Panna Cotta Recipe
  2. Eggless Peach Cobbler Recipe
  3. Mascarpone Fruit Dessert Recipe


Cuisine: Continental
Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

50 M


2 Servings


    For the base
  • 1 cup Graham cracker crumbs , (eg. marie biscuits powdered)
  • 1/4 cup Butter (Salted) , melted
  • 1/4 cup Caster Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon zest
  • For the filling
  • 1/3 cup Lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon Corn flour
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon Agar agar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Fresh cream , or milk
  • 1 pinch Yellow food colour , optional
  • For garnish
  • Icing Sugar , as required
  • Mint Leaves (Pudina) , as required

How to make No Bake Lemon Bars Recipe

  1. To begin making the No Bake Lemon Bars Recipe, in a blender add the cracker biscuits and blend into fine crumbs. Transfer the crumb to a wide bowl.

  2. Add melted butter, caster sugar and lemon zest to the crackers crumb. Mix well with your fingers. Line a Rectangular Tart Pan with parchment paper. Transfer the crumb to the pan and press it tight into a very firm even layer. Place it in fridge for about 30 minutes to set. This will be the base of the no bake lemon bar recipe.

  3. Next to make the filling, add agar powder and 1/2 cup water in a sauce pan. Place it on stove,and heat it with constant stirring until agar powder dissolves and starts to thicken up.

  4. Once the agar powder starts to thicken, add sugar and keep stirring until sugar is completely dissolved.

  5. Mix corn flour into lemon juice and make sure no lumps are present. Add this mix to the agar mixture. Stir well. Stir frequently and continue to cook until the mixture has thickened and coats the back of the wooden spoon.

  6. Add fresh cream and whisk well. If you adding yellow food color, add it now. 

  7. Remove the crumb base from the fridge and pour the lemony filling. With a clean flat spatula even the top layer of the lemon bar. Once the filling cools down, pop it into fridge for about 2 to 3 hours or until set and firmed up.

  8. Once the No Bake Lemon Bars are fully set remove from fridge and using a sharp knife cut into squares or rectangles.

  9. When you are ready to serve the Lemon Bars, dust with icing sugar and serve topped with mint leaves.