March Baking Challenge

Lemon bars on a teal cake stand

MARCH BAKING CHALLENGE

March 2019 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Lemon Bars

We’re making classic lemon bars– a seemingly easy recipe where many things could go wrong. I’ll teach you how to avoid bars that are under-baked, over-baked, too sweet, too tangy, etc. And if you don’t like lemon, I have another citrus variation. 🙂

GIVEAWAY

Everyone who participates in the March Sally’s Baking Challenge is automatically entered. See below for How to Join Sally’s Baking Challenge. My assistants and I keep track of your photos and randomly select 1 winner at the end of the month. This giveaway is open to the whole world. Visit the Sally’s Baking Challenge FAQ page if you have any questions about my baking challenges!

How to Join Sally's Baking Challenge

  1. Recipe: On or around the 1st of each month, I publish a new challenge recipe. Sign up for Sally’s Baking Challenge emails so you’re alerted as soon as a new challenge recipe is published!
  2. Bake & Comment: Bake the recipe during that month.
  3. Send: Share your recipe photo with us via email: [email protected]. By emailing your recipe photo, you are automatically entered in the giveaway. For a bonus entry, leave a review on the challenge recipe. Instagram direct messages are hard to track, so please email your recipe photo instead. Feel free to share on social media using #sallysbakingchallenge and tagging me (@sallysbakeblog), but the only way to guarantee you are in the running is sending your entry via email.

Want to subscribe? Sign up for Sally’s Baking Challenge emails so you’re alerted as soon as a new challenge recipe is published.

Let’s Review the February Baking Challenge

February 2019 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Homemade Chocolate Truffles

The amount of participation in the February 2019 Sally’s Baking Challenge illustrates the power of chocolate. This dearly loved flavor was enjoyed by hundreds as you prepared your own homemade truffles. We saw most of the participation Valentine’s Day week, but over 100 of you made them on the first day! Thank you so much for joining me in February and leaving your reviews on the recipe.

By the way, there were some creative chocolate truffle toppings we saw this month include crushed white cheddar cheez-its, freeze-dried strawberries, potato chips!

One of my favorite recipe reviews came from reader Meredith:

“I have always wanted to make truffles, but I didn’t think I could do it. I watched Sally’s tutorial then read the recipe, and thought to myself…. I’m going to try today! The truffles turned out perfect! Thank you Sally! Way easier than I thought to make them.”

We gathered as many chocolate truffles photo entries as we could and included them below. (Email is the best way to guarantee your photo will be included!)

collage of homemade truffles images

collage of homemade truffles images

collage of homemade truffles images

collage of homemade truffles images

collage of homemade truffles images

collage of homemade truffles images

collage of homemade truffles images

collage of homemade truffles images

collage of homemade truffles images

collage of homemade truffles images

collage of homemade truffles images

collage of homemade truffles images

collage of homemade truffles images

collage of homemade truffles images

collage of homemade truffles images

collage of homemade truffles images

collage of homemade truffles images

collage of homemade truffles images

collage of homemade truffles images

collage of homemade truffles images

collage of homemade truffles images

collage of homemade truffles images

collage of homemade truffles images

collage of homemade truffles images

collage of homemade truffles images

collage of homemade truffles images

collage of homemade truffles images

Giveaway winner for February is Kelly and she has been notified. 🙂

homemade truffles winner image

73 Comments

  1. Sheila Calnan says:

    Lemon bars! OH YUM!

    1. Thanks Sheila!

    2. Lemon ….. my favorite. Looking forward to the lemon bars recipe.

  2. Hi Sally, I can’t wait for the Lemon Bars recipe, you do such a wonderful job! Yay for Lemon Bars!

    1. Thank you so much Grace!!

  3. So excited for lemon bars as I have been cheating and using a Krusteaz box mix for years. My daughters absolutely love lemon bars and will be so thrilled to see homemade ones!

    1. Yes! No more boxed mix for you 🙂 I hope your daughters enjoy these!

  4. Yay! Lemon Bars! I love it!

    1. Thanks Maddie!

  5. YES! I’ve always wanted to try lemon bars. Love the spring-like flavor, as I am so ready for the warmer season. 😀

    1. I am too! Come on, spring!!

  6. Lemon is my favorite! Thanks, Sally!

    1. So refreshing for spring! Hope you will enjoy these 🙂

  7. Love Lemons Bars.I been making them for years.Can’t wait to for your recipe..

    1. Hope you’ll love these just as much! 🙂

  8. Just finished placing up your Key Lime Pies in the freezer for a gathering at our home this weekend. Looking forward to your Lemon Bar recipe tomorrow!

    1. Oh yum! One of my favorites- I hope everyone enjoys the pie!

  9. Maureen Haddock says:

    I am going to participate this time! I love lemon bars and have an old family recipe, but yours will be better! ❤️

    1. So happy you’ll be joining us!

  10. Sally J Morton says:

    I absolutely love lemon Bar’s and will certainly be participating in this challenge as I love to bake ❤ Sally

    1. I’m thrilled you’ll be joining us this month!

      1. Sally J Morton says:

        Thank you for your kindness and recipes Sally

  11. Oh my goodness! Lemon bar my favorite and March is my birthday month! So excited for this challenge!!!

    1. Perfect!! Happy early birthday 🙂

  12. Amber Yamamoto says:

    You have to feel so proud of all that you are helping others accomplish! Those all looked great!

    1. Thanks so much Amber!

  13. I am a newbie here and I am so excited to try your lemon bar recipe for the March Baking Challenge!! Not only are lemon bars my husbands favorite, but we just received an entire bag of lemons from my neighbors tree and I’ve been wondering what to do with them. Problem solved!! Can’t wait!

    1. Welcome, Jessica!! This will be the perfect way to use up some of those lemons 🙂 Glad you’ll be participating this month!

  14. Yay !! I just bought a 5 lb. bag of lemons not knowing what I was going to bake, but follow my intuition for something Lemony and Springtime…….and there you are with this beautiful pic of Lemon Bars !!
    Oh Sally, like the little Crocus that pops up out of the long winter snow…..you ARE a breath of Spring and Sunshine!! I just adore your recipes. Looking forward to this for sure.

    1. So sweet, thank you Brenda!

  15. I am so looking forward to this! We need some sunshine right now! Thank you!

    1. Thanks Janice! So happy you’ll be participating this month!

  16. This will be the first challenge my baking and pastry class will enter. They are excited.

    1. Oh how wonderful!

  17. Oh, I think this may be my first baking challenge! Always wanted to make lemon bars xx

    1. Yay! I hope you’ll join us this month 🙂

  18. Alison O'Haver says:

    Mm…my husband LOVES lemon bars. We were just talking about them the other day because it’s been a while since I made them. He said they are his favorite dessert after brownies! I’m pretty sure I tried your recipe a few years ago when I first got your cookbook! Looks like I’ll be making them again!

    1. Perfect timing!! I hope you both enjoy these 🙂

  19. This is my all-time favorite recipe of yours!! Can’t wait!

    1. I’m so happy you love these!

  20. I LOVE lemon bars. It’s always the dessert my friends ask for when we get together.
    I think my recipe is the best, so I’m excited to see how it compares to Sally’s.

    1. I hope you love these just as much!

  21. Oooh can’t wait !!

  22. Christine Brengle says:

    I’m with everyone – love lemon bars. Think it might be a great addition to the list of desserts I’m planning to make for the upcoming baby shower for my son and his wife. Perfect timing.

    1. A perfect dessert for a baby shower! Congratulations to your family!

  23. The first Sally recipe I ever made was the Sugared Lemon Bars from that cookbook. <3 And I LOVED them.

    1. Awww!! This makes me so happy! 🙂

  24. Grace Grimsley says:

    I love lemon bars but have only made them from a mix. Can’t wait to try the real thing.

    1. So happy you’ll be participating this month!

  25. Really excited and want to try lemon bars!!!!!!!

    1. Yay! Thank you so much!

  26. LYNNE REDGATE says:

    I LOVE lemon bars. My Mom loves them too so I make them for her esp during holidays. I can’t wait to try your recipe!!

  27. I cannot wait for spring… this has been such a drab, cold and snowy winter. Lemon SCREAMS spring to me (sorry to shout). Aaaannd, lemon is truly my dessert weakness. Chocolate I can take or leave, but lemon? YUMSKI. Can’t wait for your recipe, Sally! 🙂

  28. YES! I’ve been hoping you would post a recipe for lemon bars! Lemon is one of my favorite flavors, and I can’t wait to try this recipe! Definitely gonna make this one soon! Looove how thick the lemon filling layer is 😉 The more lemon the better!

  29. Super excited to make these! I always love a good challenge… and a good lemon bar!

  30. Perfect recipe for this snowy weekend. Can’t wait to bake!

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