Lois’s Lemon Bars

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If you have never had a lemon bar, you need to make this recipe pronto! This recipe is very near and dear to my heart, because this is my grandmother Nana’s(Lois) recipe.  She has been using this recipe for the last 55 years! Can you believe that?? Now, I don’t know about y’all, but if someone has been using their recipe for that many years I would assume that it is amazing! Well let me be the first and definitely not the last to tell y’all that it is!

Nana and I ❤

Spending time baking with Nana or watching her in the kitchen is a memory I am always going to cherish. She has so many recipes and she loves knowing that I now enjoy the kitchen just as much.  I remember the first time I tried her lemon bars, and I was instantly in a delicious food coma. I was about 11 years old, and I immediately asked her for the recipe so I could make them at home whenever I pleased!!

Fast forward 13 years, and I am still to this day making these wonderful treats for my friends, family, and coworkers. When I hear feedback saying how they were so “amazing” “to die for” and that people wanted more and more. It always makes me happy because I think of my Nana and all the wonderful times I had and still have with her.



  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 2 sticks margarine, melted
  • Dash of salt

Mix together all of these ingredients and press the mixture into a 11″x 13″ pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Mix together:

  • 1/3 c. lemon juice
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 c. flaked coconut (can be opt. out if allergic or for preference)

Mix well and pour on top of hot crust shell and bake 25-30 minutes longer. When finished let cool and cut into squares. ENJOY!

{Makes approx. 2 dozen}{Prep time 10 minutes: Total time about an hour}



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