Lemon Dream Bars

I made this Lemon Dream Bars for a Christmas eve dinner with friends.


These Lemon Dream Bars have a rich coconut aroma. The tangy and sweet custard like filing makes it very appetizing.


  • 3 cups graham cracker crumbs (I used Marie cookies)
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 egg (slightly beaten)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice


Source: this recipe is adapted from an unknown source.


0043-300x200Preheat oven to 350F.

Crush cookies in a ziploc bag with a rolling pin into crumbs.

0084-300x200In a large bowl, mix cookie crumbs with coconut milk and lightly beaten egg until combine.
0102-300x200Reserve one cup mixture.

Press remaining mixture into the bottom of a 13×9″ baking pan. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly toasted.

0143-300x200With a mixer or wire whisk, beat 3 egg yolks, condensed milk and lemon juice.


0194-300x200Spread mixture evenly over toasted crumb base.
0222-300x200Top with reserved crumb mixture.

Bake 25 minutes or until set.

Refrigerate 2 hours. Cut into bars.

Store covered in refrigerator.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. ROSE

    i don’t have coconut oil. can you use coconut milk?

    1. Suanne

      Hi ROSE, the original recipe calls for butter or margarine. I don’t think coconut milk is a good substitute.

      1. ROSE

        ok. thanks.

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