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Lemon Coconut Bars

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Lemon Coconut Bars

Lemon Coconut Bars


1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 large egg 1/4 cup molasses 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt FILLING: 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest 1 tablespoon butter 2 large eggs 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut


In a bowl, cream butter and sugar.

Beat in egg and molasses.

Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.

Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.

For filling, in a saucepan, combine sugar, lemon juice, zest, butter, eggs and salt.

Cook and stir over low heat until thickened, about 10 minutes.

Remove from the heat; stir in coconut.

Cool slightly; chill.

Divide dough into fourths.

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Roll each portion into a 15×3-1/2-in.


Spread 1/4 cup filling off-center down each rectangle.

Bring long edges together over filling; seal edges.

Cut into 1-1/2-in.

bars; place on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Cool for 2 minutes; remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts 1 each:

  • 96 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 72mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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