Lemon Dream Bars

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This is a recipe I have had for about thirty years. It has stood the test of time and is as good today as it was then.

1
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x9 inch pan

Ingredients

  • cup butter

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¾ cup flaked coconut

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees).

  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the 2 tablespoons of sugar with the 1 cup of flour. Cut in the 1/3 cup of butter until mixture is coarse crumbs. Press firmly into the bottom of a 9x9 inch baking pan. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Set aside to cool.

  3. In the same bowl, stir together the sugar, salt, and baking powder. Add the eggs and vanilla, mix well. Stir in the coconut and chopped nuts until everything is coated. Spread the mixture evenly over the baked crust. Return to the oven to bake for an additional 25 to 30 minutes.

  4. To make the icing, combine the lemon zest, lemon juice and confectioners' sugar. Beat until smooth. Pour and spread over the top of the bars as soon as they come out of the oven. Cool for 15 minutes before cutting into bars.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

233 Calories
11g Fat
33g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 233
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 123mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 78mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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