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coconut citrus bars

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Judy Dahman
Fort Mitchell, KY

Combine the unique, crispy crust with the vibrant, creamy filling, the sweetness of chewy coconut with the tanginess of complex citrus, and what do you get? An amazingly refreshing cookie bar. These babies have zing! They also make for a perfect presentation at your Easter table, or a light spring/summer dessert. Bring on the sunshine!

(1 rating)
yield 24 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For coconut citrus bars

  • 3/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 1/3 c
    confectioner's sugar
  • 1-1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    crisp rice cereal
  • 4
  • 1-1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 c
    coconut, sweetened and flaked
  • 1/3 c
    orange juice
  • 1/4 c
    lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp
    orange zest, grated
  • 2 tsp
    lemon zest, grated
  • 1-1/2 tsp
    lime zest, grated
  • confectioner's sugar

How To Make coconut citrus bars

  • 1
    In small bowl, cream butter and confectioner's sugar until light and fluffy; gradually beat in flour until crumbly. Stir in cereal. Press into a greased 13" X 9" baking pan. Bake at 350° for 16-22 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, coconut, juices, flour and citrus zests at high speed until frothy. Pour over hot crust. Bake for 18-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack. Dust with confectioner's sugar and cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.

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