Lemon Coconut Bars

Lemon bars are one of my all-time favorite deserts, but we all know how bad they can be for you. I was so excited to find a healthier recipe yesterday that was not only for lemon bars but COCONUT lemon bars!  We made these this afternoon and I’m snacking on one as I type. It totally tastes like summer 🙂

Serves:12     1 Bar: 150 calories

Ingredients for Bars:

– 1 cup and 1 tbsp bisquick or krusteez heart smart mix (separated)

– 2 tbsp powdered sugar

– 2 tbsp margarine

– 3/4 cup granulated sugar

– 1/4 cup flaked coconut

– 2 tsp grated lemon peel

– 2 tbsp lemon juice

– 1/2 cup fat-free egg product

Ingredients for glaze:

– 1/2 cup powdered sugar

-1 tbsp lemon juice

– 1 tsp grated lemon peel

Directions:

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.) In a small bowl, mix 1 cup of busquick/krusteez mix and 2 tbsp powdered sugar. Mix in margarine until the mixture is crumbly.

3.) Press the crumbly mix into a lightly greased 8-in square pan. Bake uncovered for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

4.) In a small bowl mix together the rest of the ingredients for the bars. Pour this mixture over the crust and bake for 25 minutes. When done use a spatula or knife to run around the perimeter of the baking dish. This will help extra glaze soak the sides of the bars 🙂

5.) In another small bowl mix together powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon peel for the glaze. Pour the glaze on top of the bars and let cool for about an hour before cutting.

6.) Once cooled cut and enjoy!

**Original recipe: eatbetteramerica.com**

**All photos are originals taken by me**

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