Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Lemon-Lime Bars

You can tell I'm desperate for spring to arrive with this light and tangy treat. The sweeteness of the coconut paired with the tangy of the lemon and lime flavors makes for a refreshing treat, great way to beat the summer heat!

1 pkg. lemon cake mix
½ C. brown sugar
¼ C. unsweetened applesauce
¼ C. pineapple juice or pineapple juice blend
2 T. lime juice or 1/2 tsp. lime zest
2 eggs, minus one yolk
1 tsp. lemon extract
1/4 tsp. coconut extract
½ C. pecans or walnuts, chopped
1 C. shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 375. Grease a 13x9” pan.
Mix well all but last 2 ingredients. Stir in nuts, top with coconut.
Spread evenly in pan.

Bake 23-26 minutes.

Cool completely and cut.

Yield = 36 bars