Lemon Coconut Bars

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Servings: 30
  • About This Recipe

    “If you like lemon, you’ll love these!”

    Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cupsflour
  • 1/2 cuppowdered sugar
  • 3/4 cupcold margarine
  • 4largeeggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cupssugar
  • 1teaspoonbaking powder
  • 1/2 cuplemon juice concentrate( such as ReaLemon)
  • 3/4 cupflaked coconut
  • Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F degrees.
  • Lightly grease a 13×9 baking pan; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour& powdered sugar; cut in margarine with pastry blender until crumbly.
  • Press mixture into bottom of prepared 13×9 pan & bake for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile in a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, baking powder & lemon juice.
  • Pour over crust and top with coconut.
  • Bake 20 minutes or until golden.
  • Cool completely & cut into bars.
  • Store in refrigerator.
  • NOTE: For plain lemon bars, omit coconut & add 3 Tbsp flour to egg mixture, and proceed as above.
  • Reviews

  • “SO GOOD!!! I love lemon and these are truly packed with lemon flavor. The coconut adds a nice touch, I really liked it in these bars. I used the lemon concentrate, it worked great. SO easy to make!! Done in about 35 minutes. I will keep this one in my tried and true file!! Thanks Mary!”

  • “This was so simple and quick to make and tasted delicious! I brought them to work to share and everybody thought they were as good as I did. Instead of lemon concentrate, I used the juice of four fresh lemons, and that worked fine.”

  • “My Husband is a Lemon and Coconut person and He said these were EXCELLENT!!! I am always looking for simple and easy recipes and this was great..It took me about 35 min. and did it while I was doing other things. Thank you !! Of course none to share…he will hide them unless I hide from him first…”

  • “These bars are very tasty. I love the addition of the coconut. I used real lemon juice and butter in my crust.”

  • “yummmmm 🙂 i had a massive craving for something like these and i couldnt wait to make them after i read the reviewss. i used real lemon juice of 1 and 1/2 lemons and the sourness of the lemon was perfectly balanced with the sugar in it!! i recommend putting in the fridge and then eating it cuz its much better. i had 2 pieces when it was still warm and it was good but even better when the base is crunchy! even my fussy lil sis liked them!”

  • “These should be called Lemon Pie Bars,they taste just like a lovely homemade lemon pie!My dad is a big fan of anything lemon so I made these for his upcoming birthday…or maybe I’ll just keep them for myself!They are so good!I think next time I will use a 7×11 or 8×8 pan to get thicker layers.Fantastic taste and simple to make!”

  • “I made with lime juice but otherwise followed the recipe exactly.Very nice, makes a big 9×13 pan too.A bit stickier than I had hoped for.Easy and quick to do. The coconut is a really nice touch.”

  • “Loved them!”

  • “i read through every lemon bar recipe on ‘zaar and chose this one solely based on a 2 star review it received with the comment that “the flavor was way too intense”.all of the other recipes i read had reviews that said “i wish it were more lemony” and, well, when life hands you lemons (and a tree full at that) i figured these would be the perfect balance for the rest of my too chocolately holiday baking (plus i liked that the coconut added some “snow” to my first green christmas ever).these were super simple to make, the only change i made* was to juice some lemons, and they turned out beautifully.with every taste i tried to decide if they were sweet or tart, so i’ve concluded they are the perfect balance of both.lovely texture and flavor in a pretty little bar.thank you for posting.* i wasnt sure if i was to use sweetened or unsweetened coconut but i chose unsweetened and think it was the right choice.sweetened would have shot the sweet/tart balance – a note for anyone looking for a sweeter bar ;)”

  • “So delicious!I love the way the coconut goes to the top and it tastes like there is lemon curd in the middle.Easy and impressive.Will make again – thank you :)”

  • “these were a big hit! nice lemon flavor – i made 2 batches and on the second added the juice of 1 fresh lemon, uped the pucker factor but went nicely with the sweetness of sugar/coconut. I also used a metal pan for baking. thanks for posting!”

  • “Very good.My alterrations were… I used butter instead of margarine.To make it less sweet, I used a heaping fourth of a cup powdered sugar instead of a half.I also used only 1 and 1/4 of a cup granulated sugar in place of the 1 and 1/2. I recommend this be served chilled.If possible, I also recommend this be baked in a metal pan, because I made mine in a glass pan and the crust did not brown like I’d hoped by the time the top was golden.I think a metal pan would help the crust brown.I did not have lemon juice concentrate, so I used the juice of four or five lemons… until I made a half cup, and added that in place of the concentrate.Was yummy, not too tart at all, even with my subtraction of sugar.”

  • “I loved the topping on this but other than that I found the flavor way too intense.”

  • “My family loves this version of the Lemon Coconut Bars. I lost my original recipe and am soooo glad to see it here. Thanks so much for posting.”

  • “My 10 year old son made these entirely on his own and they turned out great, which means that they MUST be easy to make.Two changes we made were: 1. We used lime juice rather than lemon and 2. We used a full cup of coconut on top.Perfect summer dessert.”

  • “This was my first time making lemon bars and I must say they turned out great.I brought them to my mother-in-laws for Easter and everyone loved them.I liked the fact that they are not too sweet.Thanks for posting.I didn’t make a single change.”

  • “I have been making lemon bars for years and adding coconut even if the recipe did not call for it, it was cool to find a recipe that already had it on the ingredient list! Thanks for a delicious recipe Mary!!”

  • “This is the very first time I made or tasted lemon bars. The lemon-coconut combination is really good. I halved the recipe and added a little vanilla to the lemon mixture as I wasa little afraid that the taste of the eggs may stand out. It turned out pretty good.”

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