Lemon Coconut Bites
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
- 4 large eggs, room temperature
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- In a small bowl, combine flour and confectioners' sugar; cut in the butter until crumbly. Press into a lightly greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in another small bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, lemon juice and baking powder until combined. Pour over crust; sprinkle with coconut.
- Bake at 350° until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts1 bar: 82 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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Sep 23, 2019
I baked these until the edges were quite dark and the top was golden, but they did not become firm; pretty sticky. They certainly are delicious though!!!
Jul 21, 2019
I made this recipe exactly except I added a 1/2 Tsp. baking powder more like another viewer suggested. They turned out well
May 14, 2019
Great flavor and easy to make, loved the addition of coconut!
Apr 9, 2019
I made these as is. But used a 9×9 pan, and used 1 and a half teaspoons baking powder, so they raised more. They are delishous!
Mar 28, 2016
Made these delicious lemon squares. The coconut and lemon flavors went very well together. I made the recipe as is and was very pleased. I used desiccated coconut which was all I had. I prefer using the desiccated coconut over the flaked coconut because the texture is much better. Every one liked them, especially those who like lemon.
Feb 18, 2016
I added 1 T grated coconut to filling and some lemon grated peel. 1/4 conf sugar to the egg mi and lemon peel. put coconut under the broiler then sprinkled with conf sugar (also 1T flour) to the egg mixture. yummy
Dec 23, 2015
Oh my - I loved these. I think they are perfect as is. I may have overcooked them slightly. They are a flat little bar. Which is nice because they are quite lemony.Next time I'll watch more carefully . They got a little too brown after 25 minutes , but were still delicious. Unfortunately I still ate more than half of them myselfOk two thirds :0)Thank you for this recipeI can't wait to bring it somewhere!
Mar 16, 2015
I added 1 tsp of grated lemon peel to the crust and 1 tsp of grated lemon peel to the filling. These were a big hit with my husband and my coworkers. I will definitely make these again!!
Mar 10, 2015
Made using some coconut in the crust and more sprinkled on top for the last couple minutes to toast. Halved the recipe and made it in an 8x8 glass pan. Used 3 Tbsp lemon juice 1 Tbsp orange juice for the 1/4 cup lemon juice it called for. Added about 1 tsp orange zest to the batter too. Sprinkled the top with powdered sugar after taking it out of the oven at the very end. Turned out yummy, but all the layers were very thin.
Jan 25, 2015
These were pretty simple to make and turned out delicious! I like them a little more lemony so I added lemon zest to the filling. Also, I waited until about 5 minutes from being done to add the coconut on the top and moved the rack from the center of oven up one so the coconut could get just a little toasted. After they cooled, I sprinkled powdered sugar on top. My husband liked them warm but I think they are even better cold the next day.I think I am going to try these with lime also!