These Coconut Lemon Bars are bursting with bright citrus flavors and just a hint of the tropics in the coconut shortbread crust. A great make-ahead dessert for spring!
Nothing screams spring like all things lemon, and these Coconut Lemon Bars deliver on the fresh flavors we’re all craving this time of year. Light and bright with the perfect sweet-tart pucker, our Coconut Lemon Bars add a tropical flair to the traditional lemon bar recipe.
Are you a lemon lover like me? Well then these Coconut Lemon Bars are for you! Filled with a half cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice and a full two tablespoons of lemon zest, you definitely get a beautiful balance of tang and sweetness in every bite.
A healthy addition of toasted coconut gives the sturdy shortbread crust just a bit of chew. Though I could eat the coconut shortbread crust on its own (new recipe, perhaps?), it’s the marriage of the crust and the lemon filling that make these Coconut Lemon Bars stand out from the rest.
Spring is filled with all sorts of reasons to make these Coconut Lemon Bars. On our calendar alone, there is a wedding shower, baptism, a graduation and, of course, Mother’s Day. Pick any occasion (or none at all) to whip up a pan of these Coconut Lemon Bars. They are the perfect spring dessert for everyone.
P.S. Looking for more lemon flavored sweets? (We get it; we can’t get enough, either.) Don’t miss our Lemon Cheesecake Bars, our Greek Yogurt Lemon Poppy Seed Bread and our Lemon Thyme Breakfast Cake.