I love chocolate so I don't usually go for bars that don't have chocolate. However, this recipe was given to me by one of my first friends in Omaha. I was in a playgroup with several moms and Lanae made these yummy lemon bars. I don't see Lanae as often as I used to but know she is a great cook. These lemon bars aren't too lemony or too sweet - almost like a lemon shortbread. I just love them!
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 Tbsp grated lemon peel (just do lemon zest from one lemon)
1/4 cup lemon juice
Mix in small bowl until thick and well blended.
2 cups flour
1 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup coconut
Chop butter into small pieces and mix with flour, sugar and salt - Just continue to use a fork until mixture is nice and crumbly; Reserve 1 1/2 cups for the top and pat the rest into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Spoon lemon mixture over crust. Add 1/2 cup coconut to reserved crumb mixture and sprinkle this on top of lemon mixture. Bake at 375 for about 25 minutes. Do not overbake! Cool, cut and enjoy!