Lemon Coconut Bars From Mennonite Girls Can Cook

Posted on: Mar 24, 2015        In: In the Kitchen, Recipes        With: 2 comments

I enjoy reading the blog Mennonite Girls Can Cook.  The Canadian ladies that write this blog are excellent cooks who use fresh basic ingredients in their recipes.  This morning there was a recipe for Lemon Coconut Bars, and I knew I wanted to try them.  I love coconut, and to think about it paired with lemon set my mouth salivating.

I made them.

Ever-Lovin’ and I ate them.

Ever-Lovin’ proclaimed them delicious and said I should share with my dear readers.  You can click on the link above to see their recipe, or here is what I did.

Coconut Lemon Bars
First you make a crust with flour, powdered sugar, and butter.

Coconut Lemon Bars

Dice the butter before you add it to the flour and sugar mixture.

Coconut Lemon Bars

With a pastry blender, combine the flour and sugar with the butter until little pea sized crumbles are formed.  You could do this step in a food processor.

Coconut Lemon Bars

Pat the crust into a 9X13 inch pan and bake in a 350F degree oven for 15 minutes.

Coconut Lemon Bars

While the crust is baking, you can prepare the filling.  You will need:  four eggs, two lemons, baking powder, sugar, and coconut.

Coconut Lemon Bars

Zest the lemons.  One of my favorite kitchen tools is the microplane.  It makes getting zest from  lemons, limes, and oranges so much easier.  I like it.  I love it.  Honestly, if you cook at all, you need a microplane.  The kitchen began to smell fantastic!

Coconut Lemon Bars

Beat the eggs, sugar, lemon juice, baking powder, and lemon zest until the mixture is pale yellow.

Coconut Lemon Bars

Pour the lemon filling over the crust and sprinkle with the coconut.  Bake in the 350F degree oven for 25 minutes.

Coconut Lemon Bars

The Lemon Coconut Bars are lightly browned when done.  Place on a cooling rack to cool. Dust with powdered sugar.

Coconut Lemon Bars

Look at these gorgeous bars.  They are sweet, tart, and have the added bonus of coconut which makes them slightly chewy.  Yummy, yummy, yummy!

Coconut Lemon Bars

Thank you Mennonite Girls Can Cook for this delicious recipe.  It is a perfect spring treat.

Blessings to you and yours,

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Lemon Coconut Bars

By Lana Published: March 24, 2015

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Ready In: 55 mins

Lemon bars topped with coconut make a delicious and refreshing dessert.



  1. Preheat oven to350F degrees.
  2. Combine the flour and the powdered sugar. Cut in the cubed butter until the mixture resembles small peas.
  3. Pat the crust into a 9X13 inch baking pan. Bake in a 350F degree oven for 15 minutes.
  4. While crust is baking, prepare the lemon filling.
  5. Beat together the eggs, sugar, lemon juice, baking powder, and lemon zest until it is pale yellow.
  6. Pour filling over the baked crust and sprinkle with the coconut.
  7. Bake at 350F degrees for 25 minutes until the lemon coconut bars are lightly browned.
  8. Dust the top of the bars with powdered sugar.
  9. Place baked bars on a cooling rack to cool.
  10. Enjoy!
2 Responses
  • Marsha on March 24, 2015

    Oh, my, it does look delicious! Your blue plates are lovely.

  • Nancy Williams on December 2, 2017

    I made these for a cookie exchange and was very happy with their ease of making and delicious outcome. I was pressed for time and would never have accomplished batches of drop cookies—so thank you—all I was lacking was your beautiful blue plates.

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