Monday, May 26, 2008

Lemon Coconut Squares

This has become one of my favorites. These lemon bars come out less lemony, and the coconut adds a nice sweet crunch on top.

1 1/3 c. crushed Nilla wafers
1 c. sugar, divided
1/4 c. butter
1 teaspoon grated lemon
2 eggs
1/4 c. lemon juice
2 Tbs. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 c. coconut

Preheat oven to 350. Mix wafer crumbs, 1/4 c. sugar, butter and lemon (I sometimes switch this out for a dash of almond extract). Press into 8-inch square baking pan. Bake 8 min.
Beat eggs, remaining sugar, until thickened and well blended. Add lemon juice, flour, baking powder, salf. Mix well. Pour over crust, sprinkle with coconut.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until center is set and top is lightly browned. Cool completely. Cover and refrigerate several hours.

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