Sunny Lemon Squares feature a crunchy coconut crust, creamy lemon filling, and sprinkle of sweet sugar on top. YUM.

Sunny Lemon Squares




Sunny lemon squares are the perfect balance of sweet and tart! The crisp coconut crust pairs perfectly with the creamy lemon curd filling. Dust with confectioners' sugar for a pretty presentation.



  1. For the coconut crust:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper, allowing the ends of the paper to overlap two opposite edges of the pan. Generously grease the parchment paper and any exposed pan; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the coconut oil, sugar, vanilla, and salt; mix well. Add the flour and stir until just incorporated. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 14-15 minutes, or until the crust is set and lightly golden. Set crust aside to slightly cool; reduce the oven temperature down to 300 degrees (F).
  4. For the lemon filling:
  5. In a large mixing bowl combine the sugar, flour, lemon zest, and salt; mix well until thoroughly combined. Add in the eggs, vanilla, and lemon juice and whisk until well combined.
  6. Assembly and baking:
  7. Pour the lemon filling on top of the partially baked crust. Return the pan to oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until the filling is set in the center. Cool to room temperature, then cover the pan and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, and up to 3 days.

Courses Dessert

Cuisine American

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 large square

Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe by Baker by Nature at