Tropical Citrus Bars

Tropical Citrus Bars

Try bars with a tangy citrus twist, using both lemon and lime.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

2:05

Hrs:Mins

Makes

36

bars

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
  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.
Makes 36 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know?
You'll need one lemon and one lime to get enough peel and juice.
Did You Know?
Leftover citrus peel or juice? Store tighlty wrapped in the freezer for another recipe.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 140
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 35mg;
  • Sodium 60mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 20g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 13g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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 Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.