Lemon Coconut Cake Mix Bars

I am so honored and excited to be participating in a fun little blog hop this week! “Seasons of Home: Spring Edition – Blooming with Color” celebrates bright colors of spring. For me, when I think spring, I think yellow, and when I think yellow, I think lemons (you might remember my lemon inspired spring table from last year). So it’s only fitting that I have a fabulous tangy lemon dessert to share with you today.

Lemon Coconut Cake Mix Bars

I bought a bag of coconut last week to make my Chocolate Coconut Rice Krispie Treats. I only used a half cup so I had a bunch leftover and I had to figure out what to do with it. This recipe was one of the first that came to mind. I add a box of cake mix, some juicy lemons from my backyard an egg and a bit of butter. So easy! I used white cake mix because it’s what I had on hand, and the lemon flavor was nice and subtle. However, you could also take that tang up a notch with a lemon cake mix.

Lemon Coconut Cake Mix Bars

It’s a perfect sweet treat to guide you into spring!

Lemon Coconut Cake Mix Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 box cake mix (lemon or white)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • coconut and powdered sugar for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray and 11 3/4" x 7 3/4" pan lightly with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, gently sift cake mix and set aside.
  3. Melt butter in a microwave safe dish. *Note: do not melt completely, but more to a creamy smooth consistency. You don't want it to be too hot.
  4. To the cake mix, add butter, egg, lemon juice and zest and combine. Stir in coconut.
  5. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish and bake for approx. 25 minutes, or until top is lightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle.
  6. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and coconut. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.
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There are some seriously talented ladies, and I’m in fabulous company to present the Seasons of Home Spring Edition! Take a moment and check out there blogs ~

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Liz Marie Blog will be sharing a gorgeous spring dining room today.

Then later in the week you can check out:

Town and Country Living

Ella Claire

Finding Silver Pennies

Craftberry Bush

Thoughts from Alice

City Farmhouse

AKA Design

Rooms for Rent

 

 

For more great spring themed posts, you may enjoy:

 

Orange Buttercream Cupcakes

Spring Chalkboard Free Printable & Template - print the chakboard and frame it, or download the free template and draw your own!  www.yellowblissroad.com

Spring Chalkboard Printable

Simple Spring Mantel

 

 

 

 

Kristin

Kristin

Owner at Yellow Bliss Road
Hi! I'm Kristin and I'm the creative mind behind Yellow Bliss Road, where you'll find tons of recipes, free printables, and a little decor and DIY thrown in for good measure. Life can be complicated, so I am all about simplifying wherever I can - from food to decor to DIY - because I believe that it doesn't have to be elaborate or extravagant to be amazing. I am a single adoptive mom with a daughter in Preschool and a son in Kindergarten. My kids are a handful, I'm exhausted and most days my house is a mess - and I'm okay with that!
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