Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thrive Lemonade - Not Just for Lemonade! - Strawberry Lemonade Bars


I as issued a challenge to make something with our Thrive Classic Lemonade.  It is a seasonal item and will only be available while supplies last!  And I know a lot of consultants that will be buying a case this year, because we discovered how versatile this product is, in so many things, in any season, and many of us ran out!

"What else besides the good, refreshing lemonade?"  Well, let me tell you, we are only just beginning to discover it's many uses --  now that we can restock our Home Stores!

Here's the start of a list that Thrive Consultants and Chef Todd have used the Classic Lemonade Crystals for:

Lemon Berry Icee

Lemon Berry Icee - Chef Todd Leonard

  • Sprinkle it on Fish as part of your seasoning and bake. -- Francesca Hutchinson
  • Flavor frostings - Becca Hansen Denos.
  • Replace Lemon juice, Lemon Extract or Lemon Zest in Recipes - Rachel Mano & Cindy Suelzle

Cornmeal Cookies

Cornmeal Cookies in a Jar - Nancy Stewart Barter

  • Lemon Chicken -- Rachel Mano
  • Add to Salsa for a little more ZING! - Nancy Stewart Barter

Lemon Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Lemon Vanilla Sugar Cookies - Chad Mano - Add 3/4 Tablespoon Thrive Lemonade to a batch of Thrive Vanilla Sugar Cookie Mix

  • Sprinkle on or mix it in Fruit Salad - Sandy Anderson Pierson
  • Lemon Sauce - Cindy Suelzle

Gourmet Fruit Lemonade

Gourmet Fruit Lemonade - Chef Todd Leonard

  • Blueberry Lemon Muffins - Cindy Suelzle
  • Lemon Scones - Cindy Suelzle

Lemonade Browines

Lemonade Brownies with Lemon Buttercream Frosting - Julie Buckner

And my first creation:

Thrivealized by Kay Curtiss
Strawberry Lemonade Bars

FD – Freeze Dried
Product Numbers after items are for Pantry Cans


1/4 cup Thrive White Sugar (#22671)
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups Thrive White Flour (#22116)
1/4 teaspoon Thrive Salt (#22668)

1 cup water
1 1/2 Tablespoons Thrive Classic Lemonade (#22899)****
1 cup Thrive FD Strawberry Slices (#22344), rehydrated and pureed
1 1/4 cups Thrive White Sugar (#22671)
5 Tablespoons Thrive Whole Egg Powder (#22570), reconstituted
1/4 cup Thrive White Flour (#22116)
1/2 teaspoon Thrive Baking Powder (#22660)
1/4 teaspoon Thrive Salt (22668)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9 x 13 baking pan.

Begin by making the crust.  In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter, until smooth and fluffy. On a low speed, gradually beat in flour and salt until mixture is crumbly. Dump into a prepared pan and press into an even layer. Bake for about 17 minutes, until set at the edges.

While the crust bakes, prepare the filling.  In the bowl of a food processor or blender, combine water, Thrive classic lemonade, strawberry puree, sugar and eggs and process until smooth. Add in flour, baking powder and salt, and then pulse until smooth.

Gently pour the filling over the hot baked crust. Return pan to oven and bake for 23-26 minutes, until the filling is set (There will be a light colored “crust” on top from the sugar in the custard – that's ok).

Cool and sprinkle the bars with some Thrive Powdered Sugar (#22672), if desired.  Cool completely before slicing and use a damp knife to ensure clean slices.  Store bars in the refrigerator, especially on a hot day -- if they last that long!

Makes 24 bars.

****NOTE:  Contact me ( to order the Thrive Classic Lemonade.  Because of the limited quantities, it is only available to Home Party Customers OR if you are already on The Q, you can just add it to your next shipment.

Original Recipe -- Strawberry Lemonade Bars

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