Gluten Free Lemon Bars Recipe

Gluten Free Lemon Coconut Bars are sweet, with just the right hint of puckery lemon. You'll be going back for bite after bite, gluten free or not!


  • 2 cups all-purpose gluten free flour
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, plus more for dusting
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest, divided
  • 2 sticks butter, room temperature and cut into 1" pieces, plus more for greasing baking dish
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 8 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose gluten free flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13x9-inch baking dish with butter. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, xantham gum, salt, powdered sugar, coconut flakes and 1 teaspoon lemon zest. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  3. Press the crumb mixture evenly into the bottom of prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, granulated sugar, lemon juice and remaining 6 tablespoons of flour.
  5. Once the crust is done baking, remove from oven and immediately pour filling mixture over crust.
  6. Continue baking 25 minutes more until filling is set. Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack.
  7. Once completely cool, dust with powdered sugar and cut into 16 squares.
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 square
Servings Per Recipe 16

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 131
Calories 348

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g
  Saturated Fat 7g
Sodium 30mg
Total Carbohydrate 47g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 33g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

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    When are you supposed to put in the 2nd teaspoon of zest? You never mention when that goes in?