Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Soft buttery citrusy crunch….Lime in the coconut bars


A little spring for your soul.

snow chasers

My mother made these…with a recipe from her sister waaaay up in Canada

They truly are lemon bars…but go ahead

use key limes…or plain limes

you have my complete permission.

But. Do. Not. Skip. The. Coconut.

thank you



1 1/2 cups of flour

1/4 c. sugar

1/2 c. butter

Crumble with hands and press into a 9X9 pan

Bake at 350 20 minutes


Mix 2 slightly beaten eggs

3TBSP of lemon juice…or more if you like things tart

1 C. sugar

2Tbsp flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 Cup of coconut

1/4 tsp salt

pour over baked crust…pop back in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes….


If ya wanna be all pretty and all…sprinkle it with icing sugar…kinda like a teensy icing sugar snowfall.

Oh Heavens to Betsy as my Canadian born Mom is known to say say

These are coconutty lemony heaven.



rjerdee said...

sounds delish!!!! But I have to swear off the goodies...gained two pounds just because of I'm stopping all the indulgences until I get back to my annual watches my weight!

Joyce said...

Linda!!! If I lived nearby I would sneak into your kitchen and take one or two. These look heavenly. xo

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Scribbling this as we speak.
My John will love you for this.

Jessica @ Lavender and Lilies said...

Those look amazing.

Unknown said... Rachel Ray might say! Those sound and LOOK delicious! Gotta try them over the weekend as a little Ode to Spring.(that's hopefully around the corner!)

LindsB said...

extra coconut for me, love that stuff!

The Style Mansion said...

Yum yummy overload. This looks tii delicious!

La Petite Gallery said...

I have been thinking of a big bag of coconut I bought, Dull thinking like oatmeal and coconut,
I love lemon.

Melanie said...

These look yummy and I am a Floridian that just moved to Cincy and we have had 3 snow storms in about 10 days. I could use some sun and warm weather in my life and these make me think of that.

MB said...

I just discovered you blog. I'm a Florida girl living in the U.K. I sometimes have to search for 'sunshine' online. Thanks for sharing a little sun! Well done!

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Melissa said...

Within five minutes of seeing this, I made them. I used lime juice.

Before they were cool enough to touch, I ate one for breakfast.

Then I ate one for lunch.

And now I'm thinking I need a third one for a snack.

The diet is officially screwed, thank you very much.

PS. I love the new color of the blog. Has it been like that for long and I somehow didn't notice??

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Simple Daisy said...

Oh now those look delicious!! Lime and could you go wrong?!?!? :)

Visual Vamp said...

Oh the sweet torture! It's Lent and I always give up sweets!!!
xo xo

Jane said...

Two of my favorite ingredients...Lime and Coconut (ya think that's why I was drawn to check out your blog?) This will be my dessert for our gathering on Sat. night. Thanks!
Jane (artfully graced)

donna baker said...

I can't wait to try the coconut in them!

Sharon said...

As I was looking at the picture, I was thinking, "Heyyy, I know this". Around here we call them "Gateaux Coco":) They are delish

Stephanie said...

oh...these look like heaven!! A tropical snow storm...


Imagery by Kimberly said...

Oh heavens...
Can you hand me one now through the 'puter?

Must have one with my coffee!!!!


Deborah said...

Sorry. I drooled on your countertop. Linda, I just love the way you write. Carefully chosen words. You make me giggle. Milo will be flying down south to you very soon. He needs to warm up.
**kisskiss** Deb

Renée Finberg said...

lime and coconut makes everything delicious. right ?

xxx these look yummo

karen@Mignardise said...

Totally my kind of recipe - all my favorites rolled into one. Thanks!

Cher' Shots said...

Your bars scream SPRING! I need to make them ... yes, I NEED to make them! Just the thing to BRIGHTEN my day! thanks for sharing :)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Yowza! One of my favourite things! And with coconut. How can I resist???

Linda Lou said...

Oh yeah-that's what I am talking about-maybe a little margarita on the side, to accent the lime in the coconut Linda, gotta try these!!

Deborah said...

Awe, Linda, I love that you noticed how decorated my boy is! Not bad for under two years, yes? Best reward in life is when a prodical son finds his way.
All my love to you, Deb

beki said...

Yum!! I'll have to remember this recipe when Lent is over.

Elisa said...

Oh your pictures are making me drool! I love limes and this sounds like a perfect snack!

A Mexican chica living in Europe

Noel Morata said...


i've just discovered your blog and i'm enjoying it tremendously, thanks for taking me to your corner of the world and these bars, i can already taste it in my mind :)

Maria Killam said...

I love Lemon in everything! I used to make these as a kid!

Ann said...

Oh looks so delish and yet so easy based on your recipe. Too bad I still have to finish my medication to lower my sugar before I can try one of those goodies:(

Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

I tried this recipe and oh my is it delicious! Thank you for sharing it, I will definitely be making it frequently to bring a little taste of the tropics to somewhere not so tropical.

ps. I just recently discovered your blog and I love it! I am a tropical girl at heart and long to move to Florida.

Splendid Willow said...

I just did a little write-up on Pavlovas. But these look awfully delish... OOhhh, I knew I shouldn't have come here today! (:
Happy, sweet weekend, Linda!

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

tastes like summer - I am ready for some warmer weather, open windows, screen doors, sunshine! Thanks for the recipe - I'm going to see if my caroline will make them for me. :)

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Those look positively delish!!!!Who would make lime in the coconut bars without coconut????That's like making Beadboard Upcountry bars witn no Beadboard. EEEEW!!!!!YUCK! I will try this!!Thanks Linda!Maryanne xo

jamaica byles said...

Think I've died and gone to coconut to bake up a batch!

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