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Coconut Citrus Bars

Sweet oranges are the key to these amazing bars with loads of orange flavor in every bite. The unique crust and vibrant orange zing make them unlike regular lemon bars. —Heather Rotunda, St. Cloud, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup crisp rice cereal
  • FILLING:
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Gradually beat in flour until crumbly. Stir in cereal. Press into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 18-22 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, coconut, juices, flour and zests until frothy. Pour over hot crust. Bake 18-22 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. If desired, dust with confectioners' sugar; cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 172 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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