Bar 81: Lemon Coconut Neiman Marcus

This is it!  This is the bar you will make over and over again this spring and summer.  Trust me…you’ll make it once, everyone will love it and then you’ll keep making it for every occasion between now and Labor Day.  This is your new favorite bar :).
Shopping List
1 box of lemon cake mix
4 eggs
1 stick melted butter
1 box of powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease (I use Pam) one 9×13 inch pan.
In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, 2 eggs and melted butter.  Spread in bottom of pan.
In a second bowl, beat with electric mixer, powdered sugar, 2 more eggs, and cream cheese. Stir in your coconut.  Spread coconut mixture on top of crust mixture.
Bake 35-40 minutes until edges are brown and center set (it will still be slightly wobbly in the middle).
Cool on counter 30 minutes, then refrigerate 2 hours or up to 2 days.

Slice into bars and serve.

There you have it.  Your new favorite bar recipe.  Happy Friday friends!

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  • Narci April 3, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Lemon and coconut?? I'm in! This one is delicious!!

  • Narci April 3, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Lemon and coconut?? I'm in! This one is delicious!!

  • Polka Dot Blossom April 3, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Lemon and Coconut together in a Neiman Marcus Bar? Yep, you're right, new favorite bar and I haven't even tried it yet! YUM!

  • Big Changes: Same God April 3, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Sound delish! shay… Have you tried making with less sugar? Just curious before I attempt. I don't eat much sugar anymore, this may send my body into shock! May do it anyway:)

  • Dora Hiers April 3, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Ohhhh my! Looks yummy!

  • Jordan Rose|Berlin By the Bay April 3, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Hi Shay! I came across your blog looking for other mamas that enjoy healthy recipes. This recipe looks delicious! Take care

  • Danika Maia April 4, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Yum those look amazing! Coconut is my favorite but I haven't seen it much with lemon before.

    Danika Maia

  • arobinson April 4, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    These bars are so great!! I made them last night and all my boys loved them. My college boy who is home for Easter loved them and he's about the pickiest eater on the planet. Thank you Shay for sharing your amazing recipes and your life with the rest of us. You have been such an incredible inspiration to me on all kinds of levels. Have a blessed Easter. He has risen!!!

  • Marnie Craven April 4, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    These sound wonderful. I am not able to get the print friendly version; has anyone else had this problem?

  • Heidi Glanzer Carlson April 5, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    I mixed and matched these to make just a coconut bar! Yellow cake instead of lemon. So good!!

  • Unknown April 16, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Is the cake mix, eggs, and butter the crust mixture?

  • Diana May 30, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    These are delicious! They taste like mini cheesecakes! My family loved them. Thank you for this recipe!

  • Bettie Long July 1, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    This is the biggest hit I’ve had in a long time and I have had many. This b is also terrific using pineapp l e cake mix and adding some pineapple tidbits well drained to it. YUM!!
    Thank you for sharing this one.

  • Txschic July 8, 2016 at 2:08 am

    Shay! Did you taste this? Tooo sweet! Something in this recipe must be a mistake. Had to throw entire dish away, waste of money!

  • Kerry Bohn July 24, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    I made used regular vanilla cake mix and added lime juice and zest to the crust mix and after baking put a little lime zest on top. Everyone loved them.

  • Anne August 4, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Very easy and delicious. Thank you

  • Cathy August 13, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Hi can I use another cake mix don’t like lemon flavor?

  • Laura August 27, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    I made these for a family reunion. Yum! They were a hit! Quick and easy to make, ingredients usually on hand, these are outstanding!

  • Kristina T December 7, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Hello! These have been a huge hit! Planning to incorporate them into my Xmas cookie platters. Do they freeze well?

    • Mix and Match Mama December 7, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      Yes! They do!