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Coconut Lemon Bars

Coconut Lemon Bars

I am in love. No, really, truly in love. I love coconut and lemon so combining the two was bound to make me a happy woman. My daughter’s school had a parent night to meet the teachers and principal as well as tour the school. Our friends offered to babysit so I (and my kids) made a thank you treat for them. Of course, I had to try them to make sure they were good enough to give to our friends (lucky me). I loved the texture and flavor of the coconut crust. It was chewy and sweet and so perfect with the tart lemon on top. This is my new favorite way to make lemon bars. If you like lemon and coconut then you must try this recipe…you will not be disappointed.

Coconut Lemon Bars:


  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of powder sugar
  • 1/2 cup of sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) of cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

How to Make Coconut Lemon Bars

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat the 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

To make crust combine flour, powder sugar, and salt in a bowl. Add butter pieces, vanilla and coconut then mix with hands until crumbly. Press evenly into the bottom of your baking pan.

Bake until lightly golden, about 18-20 minutes. Set crust aside.

Coconut Lemon Bars Filling:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 2 tbsp of flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp lemon zest, diced finely
  • 1/3 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Sweetened shredded coconut for garnish

To make filling whisk together eggs, sugar, flour, and salt. Add lemon zest and juice and mix until combined thoroughly. Pour over hot crust. Bake 15-18 minutes or until filling is set. Cool completely before sprinkling with shredded coconut. Enjoy.

Coconut Lemon Bars

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  1. How do you do it? How do you crank out these amazing recipes? I have never had these two flavors combined before, and I’m wondering why. Combining the lemon and coconut is genius! LOVE this recipe.

  2. You and be both.. I love lemon, and anything coconut.. as nutty as I am for anything coconut I bought Hawaiian Tropic as a PERFUME just so I could smell myself.. okay..off topic..

    These delish desserts are comfort food for me and one I love and as I am sure they will be a staple in your home with your kiddies too = )

  3. I see! A twist on lemon bars! I really love the looks of this, although I think I’m the only coconut fan in my household. Wait, maybe I should make a pan of these, and be ever so sad when I simply must eat all of them by myself….

  4. I love anything lemony, and adding coconut just makes them doubly scrummy.

    If I had made these I doubt there would have been any left for the baby sitters.

  5. I’m dying right now…lemon bars are one of my favorite things and these look absolutly delicious! It’s funny though, I have never made them. I think this recipe might be the key.

  6. does your husband know about this love affair?? 🙂
    seriously pam, these are terrific. i’ll get on board with anything involving coconut. 🙂

  7. Ok – Now I am in love too!! Lemon bars are soooooo amazing and your added touch of coconut really puts them over the top!! Looks incredible.

  8. hi pam, i made your baked chimichangas and we loved them! they were so good, and will be made again. my Dad asked me if i will be making this again, of course i said “yes”! thanks!

  9. I LOVE these slices and will definitely be trying out your recipe. I had these treats in Canada for the first time about 4 years ago. They are amazing!

  10. Coconut adds a nice twist to regular lemon bars.

    I made your zucchini sticks with some chnages and I am blogging about them today.

  11. These lemon bars look great!

    I made your meatball sandwich last week. Oh my goodness…it was delicious! Can I put it on my blog? I will of course link back to you.

  12. Hi Pam! I made these today and they are delish! I packaged them up for my son’s teacher’s bday tomorrow…they are soooo good! Great recipe, will definitely make them again!

  13. I can’t believe this is my third comment on this post…lol! I hope you don’t mind but I am going to link this recipe in my post tonight. They were sooooooo good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  14. i never comment, but i had to say that i tried your recipe and it was AWESOME! my husband is a huge fan of lemon bars and he loved these – thanks for the great recipe!

  15. I want to make them and love lemon anything. One problem butter is not sold by the stick where I live it is sold by weight in grams which is almost a pound. I can buy margarine in 1/2 cup cubes but this doesn’t help as I have no concept of what a stick of butter looks like. Please is it 1/2 cup 1/3 cup or more or less than these.
    Thanks in Advance