This recipe for Lemon Coconut Bars is nothing short of refreshing. A tangy, sweet, tropical delight suited perfectly to summer!
Our recipe for Lemon Coconut Bars combines tang-tastic lemon and subtly sweet coconut flakes for the perfect summer indulgence. The amount of flavor these bars contain is borderline unbelievable (it’s like Lemon Brownies and Coconut Sheet Cake had a baby), and the combination results in a mini-vacation with every bite.
Some people call them toasted coconut lemon squares. I say call them whatever you want as long as they’re on the menu. Lemon Coconut Bars are a certified crowd pleaser, making summer BBQ’s better for as long as I can remember.
Grab the ingredients for these ASAP, because you’ll want to whip them up as soon as you’re done reading this post!
How To Make Lemon Coconut Bars
There are a few variations for Lemon Coconut Bars, which we’ll touch on later. This recipe is similar to the lemon coconut bars Southern Living has shared, but better (because confectioners sugar makes everything better).
For these easy Lemon Coconut Bars, simply combine the flour, butter and confectioners sugar in a food processor. When it’s crumbly, press it into the bottom of your prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes and you’ve got crust!
In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar, baking powder and lemon juice. Pour it over the crust, and sprinkle with coconut flakes. Bake! Cool! Cut! They’re so simple, and work perfectly put out next to a Lemon Buttermilk Sheet Cake. Hello, dessert theme!
Variations of the Best Lemon Bars
There’s no need to argue over who makes the best lemon bars. There are plenty of ways to whip these bad boys up, including these oh-so-delicious Blueberry Lemon Cream Bars, or Bon Appetit Lemon Coconut Bars.
Lemon Squares can be made with or without coconut, and typically have a graham cracker crust. They are similar in taste to lemon coconut bars with graham cracker crust, which are often referred to as lemon squares. Lemon desserts can get pretty techinical!
Easy Lemon Bars
The best kind of lemon bars are easy lemon bars. I mean, who has the time? Be sure to try lemon coconut bars Neiman Marcus style, because they’re delicious lemon coconut bars made with cake mix. A great shortcut if you’re pressed for time, we think.
Lemon Cheesecake Bars
If you haven’t tried Lemon Cheesecake Bars, please do. They are smooth, creamy and delicious! Especially with a graham cracker crust. Drooling.
Lemon Cream Cheese Bars
Lemon Cream Cheese Bars are similar to lemon cheesecake bars, but they differ a bit in texture. They’ll a feel a bit thicker when you bite into them, but they are super tasty!
Recipe Notes For These Lemon Bars
These Lemon Bars are incredibly easy to make your own. The recipe is basic and incredible just as it is, but it never hurts to experiment here and there!
Lemon Curd: The lemon coconut squares Canadian Living has featured in the past are made with a delightful lemon curd. This relatively easy to do, and a must try for lemon lovers!
Pie Filling: Lemon squares with coconut and lemon pie filling are fast and easy, and everyone loves them. If you find yourself short on time, premade pie filling is a great option!
Lemon Coconut Bars Recipe
This Lemon Coconut Bars Recipe has been responsible for serving up joy at our family cookouts, barbeques and summer gatherings for years! We can’t wait for you to try them, and hopefully make them part of your traditions as well. Be sure to let us know how they turn out!
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Lemon Coconut Bars
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 3/4 cup cold butter
- 4 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine flour and confectioners' sugar and butter in a food processor. Pulse 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.