Coconut Lemon Bars

Deliciously tangy and sweet at the same time these delectable lemon bars are made even better with the addition of shredded coconut!

Of late I have been having some Coconut obsession of some sort. That means I crave anything coconut and love to incorporate coconut in any recipe I think it may be suitable.

Of course, there are a gazillion recipes for Lemon bars, and using coconut in it is probably not a novel idea but it just popped into my mind last week when I was contemplating what to do with the bag of lemons I bought from the grocery.

This was when the brilliant idea of adding coconut to the mix came into my mind.

I thought it was really good as it provided not only some flavor contrast but a textural dimension to an otherwise plain gooey albeit delicious lemon bars.

Of course, if you don’t fancy this tropical touch, then feel free to just make the Lemon Bars without it. I think they’re good either way but since I am in-love with Coconuts then you know what my first choice would be. 🙂 Enjoy!

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What are the INGREDIENTS for Coconut Lemon Bars?

  • Flour – 1 cup – use plain or all-purpose flour
  • Confectioner’s (icing) Sugar – ¼ cup. Also called powdered sugar.
  • Salt – ⅛ teaspoon.
  • Butter – ½ cup (1 stick). 
  • Sugar – ¾ cup 
  • Fresh Lemon Juice – ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons. Freshly squeezed juice is best in my experience.
  • Lemon Zest – grated zest of 2 lemons.
  • Baking Powder – ¾ teaspoon. Ensure it is still fresh for it to work best in this recipe. 
  • Eggs – 2 pieces. Slightly beaten.
  • Shredded Coconut – ¾ cup shredded or desiccated coconut. Sweetened coconut is what I used but you can also use unsweetened if that is preferred.
  • Extra Icing Sugar – for dusting (optional)

How do you make Coconut Lemon Bars?

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Use either a pastry blender or food processor to combine the flour, sugar, salt, and butter. Process until crumbly. Pat over the bottom of an ungreased 8 x 8-inch baking dish or pan. Bake for about 15 minutes.

Combine the sugar, lemon juice and zest, flour, baking powder, beaten eggs, shredded or flaked coconuts and mix well. Pour over the baked crust.

Bake for another 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on top. Let it stand until cool. Cut into bars or squares. Enjoy with a cup of tea! A truly refreshing sweet treat!

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Coconut Lemon Bars

Deliciously tangy and sweet at the same time these delectable lemon bars are made even better with the addition of shredded coconut!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword coconut lemon bars, lemon bars with coconut, lemon bars with coconut topping, lemon coconut dessert, lemon coconut squares
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 154 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup confectioner’s icing sugar
  • teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • grated zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • ¾ cup shredded coconut, sweetened
  • extra icing sugar for dusting (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Use either a pastry blender or food processor to combine the flour, sugar, salt, and butter. Process until crumbly. Pat over the bottom of an ungreased 8 x 8-inch baking dish or pan. Bake for about 15 minutes.
  3. Combine the sugar, lemon juice and zest, flour, baking powder, beaten eggs, shredded or flaked coconuts and mix well. Pour over the baked crust.
  4. Bake for another 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on top. Let it stand until cool. Cut into bars or squares. Enjoy with a cup of tea! A truly refreshing sweet treat!
  5. If you like what you see and would like to receive new recipe updates, we’d love you to subscribe to our posts or join our site. Needless to say, we’d love you to like us on Facebook too where you can get more recipes and updates. Thanks and happy browsing!
Nutrition Facts
Coconut Lemon Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 103mg4%
Potassium 37mg1%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 207IU4%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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8 Comments

  1. Emy
    May 11, 2022 / 8:56 am

    5 stars
    I made these last week and was really enjoying them. They are so yummy! The ladies from my Quilting Lesson group asked for the recipe. Thank you so much.

  2. October 2, 2022 / 2:54 pm

    So, my husband LOVES lemony sweet treats. He DOESN’T, however, love nor even like, coconut anything. Noting the amount of coconut, will it still be okay to leave it out?

    • abigail
      Author
      October 4, 2022 / 8:59 pm

      Yes, it can just be made like a regular lemon bar. That should be fine. Just adjust the sweetness to your liking.

  3. Darlene O'Brien
    December 8, 2022 / 10:43 am

    Are both sugars put in the base mix. Doesn’t say

    • abigail
      Author
      December 10, 2022 / 4:47 pm

      The first sugar as stated in the instruction (ingredients are listed in the order of usage) is for the crust. The second sugar is combined with the coconut mixture. Hope that helps.

  4. Elena
    December 11, 2022 / 1:57 pm

    Can this recipe be doubled and baked in a 9X13″ pan? Looks amazing!

    • abigail
      Author
      December 12, 2022 / 8:00 pm

      I haven’t doubled it but with some adjustments (perhaps on the amount of sweetness) I can’t see why not. Let us know how it turns out. Thanks!

  5. Laura Poulter
    January 6, 2023 / 3:54 pm

    Very good and easy to make.

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