Norwegian Lemon Bars

  • Yield 24 servings

It won't take much of these zesty lemon bars to satisfy your sweet tooth!


1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup butter
2 eggs
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons flour
dash salt
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon butter
Juice and rind of 1 lemon


  1. Mix flour and butter together.  Pat into 8-inch square baking pan.  Bake at 350F for about 20 minutes or until browned.  Mix the eggs, coconut, pecans, brown sugar, baking powder, flour and salt.  Pour over pastry; bake for 30 minutes more.  Combine confectioners’ sugar, butter, juice and rind of lemon.  Spread over top of cooled bars.  Refrigerate.  To serve, cut chilled bars into small squares.

Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Chicago’s Soupcon II (Chicago, Illinois, 1982).




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