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Lemon Coconut Bars

Lemons are a wonderful ingredient to use in baking. There are so many delicious recipes that you can use those gorgeous yellow fruits. And if you were given a bag full of homegrown lemons it’s another good reason to jump into the kitchen and bake with this juicy fruit!

These Lemon Coconut Bars are a perfect partner of coconut and lemon on a soft biscuit base.



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Lemon Coconut Bars
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A delectable little square of Lemon and Coconut
Recipe type: Slice
Serves: 12 squares
  • 1½ cups plain flour
  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • 150 gms butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan forced
  2. Line a 20 x 20 cm square pan with baking paper.
  3. Using a food processor, combine flour and icing sugar then process the butter until crumbly.
  4. Press into the bottom of the baking pan.
  5. Bake at 180°C/160°C fan forced for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, take out of the oven.
  6. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, lemon juice and baking powder until well mixed.
  7. Pour over base and sprinkle the coconut evenly over the top.
  8. Bake at 180°C/160°C fan forced for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Cool on a wire rack. Once cooled you can cut into bars.
This recipe was adapted from my baking addiction




A delectable little square of Lemon and Coconut to enjoy for afternoon tea with a cuppa or a coffee.


What do you like baking with lemons?


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    Nicole - Champagne and Chips
    June 16, 2015 at 10:16 am

    I adore lemon curd and would choose it over chocolate most days so these would make me very happy. Adding them to my list 🙂
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      June 28, 2015 at 8:48 pm

      Mmm, lemon curd. I haven’t had that in ages. I hope you enjoy this recipe xx

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    Elisha Ross
    June 18, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    These look divine. Im a big fan of lemons and have a tree full of them in the backyard. Ill be adding this to my repertoire. Cheers.

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      June 28, 2015 at 8:52 pm

      Thank you Elisha. We have a small lemon tree we planted this year. I think it will be a while before we get any lemons. Enjoy baking this recipe xx

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    Belinda @ bindybee
    June 19, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    These look lovely and lemony. I don’t cook with lemon a lot but will have to give these a try. They look delicious.
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      June 28, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      Thank you Belinda xx

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    June 20, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Oh I love tangy citrus desserts! I love cooking with lemon, and these look particularly amazing 🙂

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      June 28, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      Thank you Jess xx

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    Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
    June 27, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Oh yummy! I love citrus and coconut. We have a lemon tree so these will be perfect. And great for the kids lunch boxes. 🙂
    How long do they last? Although I am not sure I will have many left anyway 😉
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      June 28, 2015 at 8:59 pm

      Thank you Claire. We have a lemon tree but it’s still very small. I look forward to when it will give us fruit. The bars last for about 4 days in an airtight container. I had one left for just under a week and the biscuit base was starting to go a bit too soft. I hope you enjoy baking these xx

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    Jessica @ Sweetest Menu
    July 1, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Oh I adore lemon desserts! These bars look wonderful. Such a lovely idea to pair them with coconut. Yum!
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