Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Coconut Lemon Layer Bars

We just returned from my mother-in-law's house, where there are always all sorts of delectable treats.  Here's one that we made together to try out her new microplane grater, which is, by the way a really cool gadget.  This is a light and yummy summer treat...perfect for the sweltering heat here in the middle US.

Coconut Lemon Layer Bars

2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
6 Tbs. butter, melted
1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 Tbs. grated lemon peel, can add a little more if using fresh
3 Tbs. lemon juice
1 egg
6 oz. white chocolate chips
1 cup sweetened flake coconut
1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place vanilla wafer crumbs and butter in a medium bowl.  stir until combined.  Press mixture into a 9 x 13 pan.

Beat cream cheese, lemon peel, lemon juice, and egg until smooth.  Spread evenly over the crumb mixture.

Layer with chips, coconut, and nuts.  Press down firmly.

Bake 25-30 minutes until lightly brown.

Refrigerate and serve cool.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, how ever am I to get into my favorite jeans? This looks delectable!