Rating: 4 stars
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

Its an old recipe I found in nana's old community recipe book. Everyone loves it!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
additional:
14 hrs 35 mins
total:
14 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 - 8x8 inch pan
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt together butter and sweetened condensed milk, stirring frequently until smooth. Stir in crushed biscuits, lemon juice and zest, and coconut; mix well. Press into a 9x9 inch dish. Refrigerate overnight before slicing or the squares will come out sticky.

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Nutrition Facts

143 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 14.4g; fat 9g; cholesterol 18.5mg; sodium 96.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2007
This recipe set perfectly and tasted great even though I over-zested my lemon. After melting the butter and condensed milk I took the pot off the heat and mixed in the rest of the ingredients to make sure they didn't get too soft. I also greased the dish I pressed the mixture into with margarine just to make sure the squares would come out clean when I cut them. If you are using smaller lemons perhaps it is better to use 2 instead of one - I used a large one and juiced it very well so the taste of lemon was excellent. To add to the sweetness (I have a sweet tooth)I drizzled the squares with some of the leftover condensed milk. It adds to the look of the dish as well. Overall a satisfying recipe and I will probably make it again if I need to use up a lemon! Read More
(12)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/18/2003
I couldn't get these to set up. After 24 hours in the fridge they've got the consistency of fudge. Tastes good tho! Read More
(11)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2007
This recipe set perfectly and tasted great even though I over-zested my lemon. After melting the butter and condensed milk I took the pot off the heat and mixed in the rest of the ingredients to make sure they didn't get too soft. I also greased the dish I pressed the mixture into with margarine just to make sure the squares would come out clean when I cut them. If you are using smaller lemons perhaps it is better to use 2 instead of one - I used a large one and juiced it very well so the taste of lemon was excellent. To add to the sweetness (I have a sweet tooth)I drizzled the squares with some of the leftover condensed milk. It adds to the look of the dish as well. Overall a satisfying recipe and I will probably make it again if I need to use up a lemon! Read More
(12)
Rating: 2 stars
07/18/2003
I couldn't get these to set up. After 24 hours in the fridge they've got the consistency of fudge. Tastes good tho! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2006
These came out a little moist but I think maybe they're supposed to be that way. After zesting my lemon I heat it up before squeezing the juice out get more juice that way might be why I was a little moist but the bars were fantastic. Next time will try adding a few extra cookies to "dry" it up a bit. Read More
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2010
This is the dessert I never knew I was always craving. Sweet lemony buttery EASY. I think I'm in love. Followed the recipe exactly but threw the pan in the freezer to speed up the setting. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2011
Well..... after reading all the reviews I thought I'd better stick to the recipe so its not too wet. I used a med to lge lemon and put the finished product in the freezer to set fast. It was delicious very lemony (probably due to the lovely lemon I used). When I went to do this review I realised I'd left out the coconut!! So it works well without the coconut also. Next time I will remember to add it!! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2005
I followed the recipe and it wasn't lemony at all so the next time I added the juice of 4 lemons - much better! It didn't set (ate it with a spoon) but that's probably my fault for adding so much juice. I've also made this with ginger cookies and limes and it was superb! Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2009
Very tasty! Drizzled the top with condensed milk. Will make again and I think I'll try the lime and ginger as was suggested by another reviewer. Might try a tad less butter next time (1/3 c). Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2003
These bars do have a gooey kind of texture but the taste is wonderful. Will definately make these again! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2010
Yummy and very easy to make! Will definitely be making this again! Read More
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