Lemon Coconut Squares
photo by Baby Kato
- Ready In:
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 3⁄4 cup cold butter or 3/4 cup margarine
- 4 eggs
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1⁄2 cup lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3⁄4 cup flaked coconut
- In a bowl, combine flour and confectioners' sugar; cut in the butter until crumbly. Press onto the bottom of a lightly greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking 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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These are decadent and indulgent, and I decadently indulged in about a quarter of the pan! The coconut and lemon flavors mix very well together and are fun and bright for summer. I made these gluten free by using rice flour. I gave the rest as a gift to our vet for taking such great care of our puppy, and he said everyone in the office loved them! Thank you for posting! Reviewed for ZWT - 7.
Wow, what flavor these little gems have, wasn't expecting that. I made half the recipe and baked in a 8 x 8 metal pan. I had trouble getting them out of the pan, they didn't look great but boy, do they taste fantastic. I cut them small because, they have a big, bold flavor, which we adore. I used three small meyer lemons. I really enjoy the combination of lemon and coconut. These squares were quick and easy to make. Thanks so much for sharing, made for ZWT7 for the Witchin Kitchen.
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<p><span><strong>I am a stay at home mom to two wonderful boys; Joshua (8years), Kaiden (5 years), and baby GIRL, Madalynn (19 months)! I also have two fur babies (cats); Kobee, AJ; we had to put our youngest cat Sly down Jan 2014. :(. I am also married to my best friend, Jeff and have been since April 2005. I love cooking, hate cleaning and will do whatever I can to get out of it! I love grilling and baking. I do most of the grilling at my house, and bake for almost a week straight at Christmas time! I can make or will attempt just about anything, though I rarely make brownies, my husband's are the best! Homemade breads are not my friend, so I am always working on bread baking.</strong></span></p> <p><span><strong>As for recipe ideas (besides zaar) Cooking Light Cookbooks are my favorites. I love to make new meals and try new things; it is hard though because my husband is picky when it comes to veggies (and hates seafood); If it were up to him we would have baked-bread crumb chicken and white rice at least one meal a day! Over the past couple years with zaar, I have found tons of new recipes my family normally wouldn’t eat but have been happily surprised with new favorites.</strong></span></p> <p><span><strong>I love to join in all of the tag games; I haven't been as present as I would like, but as soon as my Jeff is back from working in Ohio I will be back in full tagging mode! </strong></span></p> <p><span><strong>Cooking is my hobby and passion, I always like to host the family get togethers and volunteer for the potluck dishes. Most of all though are my kids; being home all day with them is fun and challenging, but I wouldn’t trade it for any salary!!</strong></span></p>