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Coconut Pecan Lemon Bars - Gluten Free, Dairy Free, & Refined Sugar Free

Coconut Pecan Lemon Bars

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 55
  • Yield: 16 1x

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Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 1/3 cup vegan butter, softened (I use “Earth Balance Soy Free Vegan Buttery Sticks”)
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 cup gluten free all purpose flour (I use “Better Batter”)

For the Filling

  • 2 tbsp flax seed meal
  • 6 tbsp warm water
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped

For the Glaze

  • 2 tbsp grated lemon rind
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (I use “Swerve” brand powdered sugar substitute for a refined sugar free option)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, and flour together.
  3. Press mixture evenly into the bottom of a 11 x 7 ungreased pan.
  4. Bake 15 minutes or until crust is set but has not browned.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together flax seed meal and water. Set to the side for 5 minutes to firm up.
  6. Combine all filling ingredients into a large bowl and mix well.
  7. Pour mixture over the warm crust and bake for 25 minutes.
  8. While the bars are baking, combine all glaze ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Spread glaze over the bars after removing them from the oven.
  9. Cool completely before cutting into squares.