Pair Your Summer Afternoons With These Winnie the Pooh Lemon Bars

winnie the pooh lemon bars
©Disney. Photo by Joanne Lu for Disney Family

Delicious lemon squares are a classic treat. Make them even sweeter by combining them with our favorite silly old bear! With their crisp, buttery crust and creamy lemon filling, these little Winnie the Pooh Lemon Bars pair perfectly with a summer afternoon or evening.

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Winnie the Pooh Lemon Bars



  • 1 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp meringue powder
  • 1/8 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 Cup warm water
  • Yellow and black gel food coloring
  • CRUST:
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 2 Cups flour
  • 1/8 Tsp salt
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 Tbsps lemon zest
  • 1/4 Cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 Cup lemon juice (3-4 lemons)
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp baking powder
  • Yellow gel food coloring
  • Yellow candy melts (for ears)
  • Dark chocolate, melted (for facial features)
  • Piping bag and tip (#1)
  • Parchment paper
  • Toothpicks


  1. For the bumble bee decoration, start by creating royal icing. Add powdered sugar, meringue powder, vanilla extract, and water into the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Start mixing on low until incorporated and then beat on medium-high until stiff peaks form (around 5 minutes).

  2. Divide the icing into separate bowls to mix the icing colors (yellow, black, and white). Then set up a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Using a piping bag with piping tip (#1), pipe the shape of a bee in yellow on parchment paper. Pipe on its wings with white, and stripes, eyes and antennae with black icing. Set aside to dry (about 1 hour).

    Image source: Joanne Lu | Disney Family

  3. Create Pooh’s ears with melted yellow candy melts. Using toothpicks, draw small circles on parchment paper. Set aside to dry.

  4. Next, prepare the crust. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Cream the butter and sugar until it’s light and fluffy—in the bowl of an electric mixer with a paddle attachment. Combine the flour and salt into the butter mixture until it’s just combined.

  5. Place the dough onto a well-floured board and gather into a ball. Flatten the dough with floured hands and press flat into a 9” x 9” baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake the crust for 15 to 20 minutes, until lightly browned. Let it cool on a wire rack.

  6. For the filling, beat eggs together then set aside. Next beat the lemon zest, cornstarch, and lemon juice until combined. Sift in sugar and baking powder, then add it to the egg mixture. Finally, pour the whole mix over the cooled crust.

    Image source: Joanne Lu | Disney Family

  7. Bake for 20 minutes.

  8. Let it cool, then cut into 9 equal squares. Draw on Pooh’s face with melted dark chocolate. Add the ears and the royal icing bees with a little melted chocolate. Enjoy!

    Image source: Joanne Lu | Disney Family

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