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Tropical Citrus Bars

Tropical Citrus Bars
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 5 min
  • Servings 36
Try bars with a tangy citrus twist, using both lemon and lime.
Updated October 21, 2010
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
60mg
2%
Potassium
25mg
1%
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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