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Coconut Lemon Bars

from Blue Ribbon Recipes

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • ½ cup brown sugar

For the filling:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 1 ½ cups coconut

For the glaze:

  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • juice of 1 lemon

Instructions

To make the crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 275F. Line a 9×13-inch bakng pan with parchment or spray with non-stick spray.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, beat flour, butter, and brown sugar until combined. Press the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes; remove from oven.

To make the filling:

  1. Increase oven temperature to 350F.
  2. In another medium mixing bowl, beat together eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Sift in flour and baking powde; beat until just combined. Use a rubber spatula to fold in pecans and coconut.
  3. Pour the filling over the crust. Bake for 20 minutes or until set.

To make the glaze:

  1. Whisk together powdered sugar, melted butter, and lemon juice.
  2. Drizzle glaze on the bars as soon as they come out of the oven.
  3. Cool the bars completely before cutting.