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Tropical Citrus Bars

 11 Ratings
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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 5 min
  • Servings 36
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Try bars with a tangy citrus twist, using both lemon and lime.

Ingredients

2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1/2
cup flaked coconut
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
4
eggs
2
cups granulated sugar
1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
2
tablespoons lemon juice
2
teaspoons grated lime peel
2
tablespoons lime juice
2
teaspoons powdered sugar

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (or 325°F for dark or nonstick pan). In large bowl, beat 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 cup of the coconut and the butter with electric mixer on low speed, or mix with spoon, until crumbly. Press in ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat remaining 1/4 cup coconut, eggs, granulated sugar, 1/4 cup flour, the baking powder, lemon peel, lemon juice, lime peel and lime juice with electric mixer on low speed, or mix with spoon. Pour over partially baked crust.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until light golden brown. Run sharp knife around edges of pan to loosen bars. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons powdered sugar. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.

Expert Tips

You'll need one lemon and one lime to get enough peel and juice.

Leftover citrus peel or juice? Store tighlty wrapped in the freezer for another recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
60mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
20g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
13g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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