Saturday, March 23, 2013

recipe: lemon coconut brownies

Lemon Coconut Brownies might be my new favorite recipe!!  I love these!!
These bars have the consistency of brownies, but they are full of sweet lemon-y flavor.
And coconut is the perfect touch in the lemon glaze. They pair together so beautifully.
They would be so great to make for Easter!
Lemon Coconut Brownies

¾ cup Flour
¾ cup Sugar
¼ tsp Salt
1 stick Butter, softened
2 eggs
Juice & Zest from half a Lemon

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Mix flour, sugar & salt in a mixing bowl. Beat in a softened stick of butter, until well mixed. 
In a small bowl, whisk the eggs & the juice/zest from half of a lemon. 
(Reserve the other half of the lemon juice & zest for the glaze.) 
Pour the lemon/egg mixture into the mixing bowl & beat everything until well combined.
Pour the batter into a greased 8x8 pan & spread out evenly. Bake for approx. 30 minutes. 

While the brownies are baking, spread a thin layer of sweetened coconut on to a small baking pan.
Put in the oven (with brownies) for about 5 minutes or until it is light golden. Allow to cool.

To check the brownies, insert a toothpick into the center, if it comes out clean they should be done. 
Allow the brownies to cool, while you make the glaze.

To make the glaze, put the juice from the other half of your lemon into a small bowl.
Whisk in about 3/4 cup of powdered sugar. Add  about 1/4 cup of sweetened coconut.
If the glaze is too thick add a little bit of water, if it is too thin add more powdered sugar.

Once the brownies are completely cooled, spread the lemon coconut glaze all over the top.
Sprinkle the toasted coconut on top of the glaze right away.

Put the pan of brownies in the refrigerator for about an hour, so the glaze will set up.
Cut into squares & serve!


  1. These look delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. These are so pretty! What a nice spring dessert!

  3. Oh, wow! Just marked this to try in the future. Yum!

  4. oh my! i'm going to have to try this recipe! yum! pretty photos!

  5. Wow, those look amazing. And Sarah, your photos are perfect! So clean and bright :)

  6. Yum! I have been loving chewy cookies, lemon, and coconut lately so this is definitely on my baking to-do list! :)

  7. Ohhh, these look so yummy! I adore coconut and lemon! :)
    P.S. Thank you for the kind comment on my blog. The simple things in life truly are the best! Thanks for stopping made me feel so nice to have a {blog} friend visit.

    Hope you're having a great week, Sarah! :)

    Rachel (A Cupcake for Moose)

  8. Hi Sarah! It's mee! I've decided to just start a new blog :)

    This looks delish and fresh! I've never seen brownies that weren't chocolate. I will definitely have to try this!

  9. Oh goodness! These look amazing! Anything lemon makes me happy! :)