You'll love these bright and zingy lemon bars with a twist of dates! Easy to make and oh so delicious!
Yield: 16 Bars
• 1⁄2 Cup Margarine or Butter (1 stick) • 1⁄4 Cup Confectioner's Sugar • 1 Cup Sifted Flour • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Zest (grated) • 2 Eggs (well beaten) • 1 Cup Sugar • 1 Tablespoon Flour • 1⁄2 Teaspoon Salt • 1⁄2 Cup Diced Dates • 1 Cup Shredded Coconut • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
Cream margarine with sugar. Blend in one cup flour. Pat into bottom of an 8 inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven. Beat eggs until frothy. Add sugar and lemon zest. Beat until lemon colored. Blend in two tablespoons flour, salt, diced dates, coconut and lemon juice. Spoon over prepared crust and bake 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool on rack and cut in squares.
Whether you want a great dessert or perfect compliment to any brunch, this is the recipe for you. A perfect blend of date fruit sweetness with chocolate, pecan and cinnamon highlights. No icing necessary for this treat. Try it out today!