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8/27/12

Lemon Coconut Bars


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While the rest of us love lemon bars of any variety, PG adores Krusteaz Lemon Bars. When she visits, she sometimes brings a box with her, so she can bake. When she arrives with a box, I whip out my camera, because my children, no matter what their ages, enjoy me constantly taking pictures. They just complain for the fun of it.
The Krusteaz Lemon Bars were always a staple dessert at grandma's house, and remind PG of her childhood. This from scratch recipe has the added twist of coconut. As a huge lover of coconut, I really liked these. PG remains a lemon bar purist. Oh, well.


Lemon Coconut Bars

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
3/4 cup cold butter or margarine
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9 x 13 x 2 inch pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

In a bowl, combine flour and confectioners’ sugar; cut in the butter until crumbly (I used my food processor and pulsed the ingredients until thoroughly combined). Press into the bottom of  pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, lemon juice and baking powder until well mixed. Pour over crust; sprinkle coconut evenly over the top.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

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4 comments:

  1. I love lemon bars, but haven't had them with coconut, these sound super good!

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  2. these look amazing! I love anything with coconut and I can't wait to try these! I found you over on the Terrific Tuesday hop and am now a follower! I'd love it if you would follow me back at www.battlingthehomefront.com

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  3. Hello, I so the "MIX" girl. :D and I agree, theirs are some of the best. Thanks for sharing this week on BeColorful.
    pr

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