Hi there, readers! It’s Jennifer from The Chronicles of Home, and I’m feeling a little *spring* in my step these days…heehee… But seriously, my magnetic pull toward all things lemon is as sure a sign of spring as the little leaf and flower buds popping out all around me.
It’s kind of a funny thing, because I can easily get lemons any time of the year, but there’s just something about a lemon dessert that feels ultra-springy to me. These coconut lemon bars are one of my absolute favorite spring desserts.
Lemon bars are one of those oldie-but-goodie classics that will never go out of food fashion. I’ve updated them a bit here with some coconut in the shortbread layer but, don’t despair, the buttery crust and creamy, tangy filling you love are still there. The coconut adds just the right layer of flavor interest, and will have people saying, “Ooooh, what is that I’m tasting in there?”
Do you need another reason to make these? Just in case, besides the fantastic flavor, these coconut lemon bars are also really easy to make. While the crust is baking, you whip up the lemon filling in a food processor, pour it into the hot crust, and a short twenty-five minutes later pull out these perfect little lemony bites with a soft coconut fragrance and use all of your willpower not to dig in right then with a fork!
Come see what else I’ve been up to lately, including the launch of my handmade children’s upholstered chairs on Etsy, reupholstering my sofa in a gorgeous ivory velvet, and cooking up these fantastically delicious bacon, eggs and potatoes with celery pesto. To keep up with me on and off the blog, sign up to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.
I’m Jennifer from The Chronicles of Home, where I share DIY and home decorating projects as well as lots of yummy recipes. My truest loves are my husband and two young daughters, but I’ve also fallen for salvaging, refinishing, & reupholstering old furniture and building furniture from the frame up. I have a sweet tooth to be reckoned with and love testing new desserts, though most of the time I eat and feed my family delicious, seasonal, healthy food. I’m drawn to beautiful fabric, great books, anything kelly green, pasta made from scratch, dark chocolate, and brown butter. I’m so thrilled to be part of the I Heart Naptime creative team!