Citrus + coconut = winning combination!
Hey yall! I have Elizabeth here again today to share a perfectly delicious recipe wtih yall. I mean seriously.. lemon AND lime AND coconut? That’s like heaven to me! I’m such a big lemon fan it’s not even funny. Ok, maybe it’s a bit funny. As my kids say. Because they watch too much Peppa Pig. Because they call my dad Papa and the love watching Peppa with Papa. And because my dad spoils them like crazy.
Not sure how we got from lemon lime macaroon bars to that conversation, but just go with it.
Out of everyone in my family and Ryon’s, my dad is the one that spoils the kids the most. By far. He used to work out of town during the week and only came home on the weekends. When the kids saw him, he would give them a piece of candy or a small toy. Well, it started out small. Then he would start giving them big “surprises” or whole candy bars. They now have new Easter baskets, water balloon sling shots, bubble guns, cars, and more pieces of candy then I can count.
And the kids every time they saw him would run up to him and say “Papa, where’s our prize?” Not surprise, prize.
Long story short – my dad doesn’t work out of town during the week anymore. He’s home all week working in town. But the kids still think they get a “prize” every time they see Papa. We go over to my parents house a lot since they live so close, and every.single.time they ask “Where’s our prize?” I’m not sure the rules on the surprise gift giving but I think that it says somewhere in there that you don’t get a toy or candy bar every time you see your grandfather.
But I could be wrong, because he always has something to give them when we come over.
We’ve had conversations about gift giving. I’ve told the kids that they don’t get something every time we see Papa. That seeing Papa is the “prize”. I’ve told my dad that they don’t neeeeeed a toy or candy when we come over. That just visiting is the “prize”. But no one seems to listen. Papa keeps on gift giving and the kids keep on asking.
Not sure what to do about the situation, but both parties seem to be happy with the current arrangement. I’ll probably just have to give my father and children another stern talking to about it.
Until then, I’ll be in the kitchen whipping up these lemon lime macaroon bars. Thanks again Elizabeth for sharing this great recipe with us!
Lemon Lime Macaroon Bars
- For the Crust:
- 2 Cups Sweetened Flaked Coconut
- 1 1/2 Cups Flour
- 3/4 cup Powdered Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 Cup Cold Butter, Cut
- For the Filling:
- 1/4 Cup Flour
- 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
- 4 Eggs
- 2 tsp Lime Zest
- 2 tsp Lemon Zest
- 1/4 Cup Lime Juice
- 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
- Powdered Sugar
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Kacey @ The Cookie Writer says
Ohhh, I just made some lemon bars the other day with crushed pecans. The idea of using coconut though, I wish I had thought of that! Cannot wait to try this!
Let me know if you like them Kacey!
Tonia from TheGunnySack says
I can’t wait until I have grandkids some day! I’m going to spoil them like crazy, just like your dad does!
Haha! I’ll spoil mine too.. isn’t that funny? Maybe not as extreme as my day, but I will! 🙂
That’s what grandparents are for-prizes! Your kids will always have that great memory! These bars are fabulous. Lemon lime puts me in the mood for summer!
Agreed! On both. Grandparents are for prizes and these are for summer! 🙂
Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files says
I couldn’t agree more! Coconut and citrus is so good!
We should start a club! lol
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious says
Papa IS a prize, and so are these bars!
haha! I try to tell the kids that! Thanks Dorothy 🙂
Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel says
beautiful! and i love the powdered sugar on top!
Thanks! Me too!
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Citrus + coconut is ALWAYS a winning combination! I LOVE these delicious looking bars!
Thanks so much Cathy! I totally agree!
I’ve made lemon bars with coconut and/or white chocolate for years – love it. I’m going to try this with key lime. Citrus is not used enough. Folks are too focused on chocolate.
I agree! I love citrus! Hope you enjoy Jan!