#EasterWeek: Lemon Coconut Bars

Lemons make me so happy. I know that sounds silly, but I absolutely love baking with them because they remind me of spring. And yesterday just so happened to be the first day of spring. (Not like Mother Nature remembered that with the weather we’ve had…) 😝


The second recipe I’m sharing with you for #EasterWeek are these Lemon Coconut Bars. There isn’t a ton of ingredients and they come together pretty easily and you may even get an arm work out in the process!

#EasterWeek is a #FestiveFoodies event being hosted by Christie of A Kitchen Hoors Adventures. You can check out what the other bloggers have made at the bottom of the page.


#EasterWeek: Lemon Coconut Bars

Sweet and slightly tart, these Lemon Coconut Bars rest on a crumbly, buttery crust and are topped with a sweetened, flaked coconut, but the real show stopper is the lemon curd middle.

  • Author: NicholeL
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 35-48 bars 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking


    • ¾ cup unsalted butter, cold
    • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
    • ½ cup powdered sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 ¼ cup sugar
    • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper, letting a little hang over the edges to easily remove later.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and powdered sugar.
  3. Dice the butter into small pieces and add into the bowl. Using a pastry cutter, work the butter into the flour and sugar mixture. (I find this easiest by dragging the flour in with the pastry cutter from the sides of the bowl as I spin the bowl with my other hand)
  4. Mix until the mixture sticks together, forming a dough. Press onto the parchment paper in the prepared baking dish.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until thick and combined, then whisk in the lemon juice and finally the baking powder, whisking until it stops bubbling.
  7. Once the crust has had it’s blind bake, whisk the lemon mixture again to stop it from separating and pour over the crust. Sprinkle the coconut flakes on top.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until set in the center.
  9. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  10. Lift the lemon bars out by using the parchment overhang and cut into little bars.

Keywords: lemon coconut bars, lemon curd, sweetened coconut, buttery crust, bars, dessert, easter,

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Sweet, just a smidgen tart with a crumbly butter crust and a crunchy toasted coconut topping, I bet you’ll have a hard time only eating one of these!

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  1. I love lemon bars. Adding coconut sounds so good!

  2. Lemon reminds me of Spring too and these sound like the perfect dessert.

  3. I just made lemon bars…and have coconut. Never would have thought to put them together. Now I will. Thanks, Nichole.

  4. All of my favorite ingredients in one! YUM

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