Coconut Lemon Bar

by Lori and Michelle on March 11, 2011

vegan raw lemon coconut bar

Lemon and coconut are a perfect match of flavors.

raw vegan coconut lemon bar

We do not have much left of this :)

easy coconut lemon bar gluten free

Till next time,

P2R twins

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JodyLynn March 11, 2011 at 7:10 am

These look delicious! Will have to make! Also, great substitution ideas! I know what I’m doing this weekend! See you in the kitchen. :-)

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Pure2 March 11, 2011 at 9:59 am

JodyLynn – let us know what you think!

Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan March 11, 2011 at 7:18 am

These look awesome! You could probably substitute the tahini for any seed butter right? The candida diet we are doing doesn’t allow sesame seeds for some reason…

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Pure2 March 11, 2011 at 10:00 am

Jennifer – yes you could sub any nut butter for tahini!

melissa @ the delicate place March 11, 2011 at 7:29 am

wow this looks amazing. i need to pick up some tahini!

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Alex March 11, 2011 at 7:37 am

ohmygoodness!!!! Girls, this looks fabulous!!! I love lemon+coconut, and this is wonderful :) :) :) I NEED to go to the store pronto to get some tahini! Other than that, I have everything ) YAY!

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Pure2 March 11, 2011 at 10:00 am

Alex – yes lemon and coconut are a match made in heaven!! Enjoy!

virginia March 11, 2011 at 7:59 am

I am definately trying this.I love recipes with stevia.Thanks

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Christina March 11, 2011 at 8:27 am

I love that I have everything to make this recipe already in my kitchen! Looks delicous!

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Ashley March 11, 2011 at 8:57 am

I love lemon. I love coconut. These look AWESOME!

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Pure2 March 11, 2011 at 10:01 am

Thanks Ashley! We love lemon and coconut together too :)

Katie March 11, 2011 at 9:12 am

Oh my god, I can taste this through the screen. Springtime screams fresh lemon and lemon flavored baked goods. YUM!!!

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Pure2 March 11, 2011 at 10:01 am

Katie – haha yes we are hopefully spring is around the corner!

Amanda March 11, 2011 at 9:41 am

wow…this looks so amazing. and i think i have everything to make it too :)

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Pure2 March 11, 2011 at 10:02 am

Amanda – enjoy! let us know what you think!

nelly March 11, 2011 at 10:02 am

oh yummmmmm!!!! i love lemon and coconut…this is a fabulous recipe…and a beautiful treat…

could the maca be subbed?

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Pure2 March 11, 2011 at 10:26 am

Yes Nelly I think you could sub the maca.

crazy me crazy with three March 11, 2011 at 10:15 am

In the words of my 4 year old “give me give me give me!” this looks like a mini vacation in your mouth kinda treat im getting my keys got the list on my way to go get the stuff to make these little gems ;) can always count on pure2raw for frest ideas!

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Pure2 March 11, 2011 at 10:26 am

haha Jewel yes it is a little mini vacation for the tastebuds :) thank you!!!

Gillian Young March 11, 2011 at 10:36 am

I have to make these asap! Maybe tonight! Or for the potluck I’m going to- I’d love to make an ACD friendly dessert!! You ladies rock!

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Pure2 March 11, 2011 at 10:47 am

Thanks Gillian!!!

Emily March 11, 2011 at 10:47 am

Ooh, this looks good! I wonder how it would work with raw almond butter instead of tahini, and orange instead of lemon? Just cos that’s what I have on hand :)

Thanks for another great recipe!

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Pure2 March 11, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Emily – sounds great!!

(what runs) Lori March 11, 2011 at 11:02 am

Your photography is absolutely incredible! Amazing. Those classes (or just playing around) is definitely paying off!
The recipe sounds wonderful, too. I think I need to try this and add in a layer of lemony filling. :)
Mmmm!

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Pure2 March 11, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Thanks Lori for the photography compliment that means a lot. I still feel I have a lot to learn with it.

janetha @ meals and moves March 11, 2011 at 12:38 pm

These bars look absolutely incredible! I need to make them. I just did some catching up and I loved the video! I also am a big fan of the trainer who loved me workout. Oh, and thanks for the popped amaranth idea! I bought some after seeing it on Ashley’s blog but never tried it. Yet :) Have a great weekend, girls!

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Pure2 March 11, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Janetha – sounds like we are so similar :) Have a great weekend too!

Eimear Rose March 11, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Oh girls, this is so fab!!I am definitely going to make this:)

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Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather March 11, 2011 at 1:09 pm

It’s crazy to think that I used to be a coconut hater. Now I love the stuff! Lemon and coconut sounds perfect together and so refreshing!

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Pure2 March 11, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Heather – yes we used to hate coconut up to about 3 years ago. Crazy, now I cannot live without it.

jodye @ 'scend food March 11, 2011 at 2:33 pm

I’ve really been craving lemon flavored desserts lately, and I add coconut to almost every meal in some way. I’m going to have to try these bars, I know they won’t last long around me, either!

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Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) March 11, 2011 at 3:48 pm

This looks delish and I have so much dried coconut to use up..I think I just figured out a great use for some of the flakes :)

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) March 11, 2011 at 4:04 pm

I love coconut! This looks beautifully delicious!

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crazy me crazy with three March 11, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Oh my oh my!!!! i have bben waiting for mine to set think i pulled it to soon little soft but man when that lemon hits your mouth then the smooth blend of coconut im in my own little oasis were kids are not screaming and naughty little horses (non little at all) are not busting fences (twice today!) and no kill wave warnings (they were 3 feet) are desturbing my peace of mind! thank god for your treats girls you made my crazy day two min of zen!

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Pure2 March 11, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Jewel – I am so glad you found a little peace in the midst of everything you are facing!!

bitt of raw March 11, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Thanks for showing that you don’t need to give up dessert if you are on a candida diet. These look yummy. But I dislike stevia so I’d likely add some coconut nectar or other sweetener.

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Pure2 March 11, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Bitt – oh yes no one can tell us we cannot have our dessert, haha :) coconut nectar would be great!

GABS March 11, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Ooh, I can’t wait to try these and agree with the joy in not having to give up desserts! I also agree that stevia tastes a bit artificial if using too much. I have powder and only use a slight shake into my tea to avoid the artificial taste.

I have a question about the tahini. I have a sensitivity to sesame seeds, so what would you suggest I use to substitute for the tahini or should/could I just leave it out?

Thanks again for the inspiration!

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Pure2 March 12, 2011 at 5:21 am

Gabs you could try it without the tahini or you could use any nut butter or seed butter you like.

Ela March 11, 2011 at 8:58 pm

So cool serendipity! I just made myself a batch of lemon cookies yesterday (shredded coconut, mac nuts, stevia, lemon zest, lemon juice. Just a single layer, not the beautiful contrasts like yours, but I love that coconut lemon combo too…
Thanks for sharing!
love
Ela

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Pure2 March 12, 2011 at 5:21 am

Ela thanks, your lemon cookies sounds amazing as well!!!

Lauren March 11, 2011 at 9:24 pm

wow! so pretty and delicious looking!

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Pure2 March 12, 2011 at 5:21 am

Thanks Lauren!

Heather Eats Almond Butter March 12, 2011 at 6:17 am

Oh my goodness – all of my favorite ingredients in one dessert! Love anything lemon, and add tahini and coconut? HEAVEN! :)

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hihorosie March 12, 2011 at 10:36 pm

oh my goodness that looks good! I’m so trying this soon.

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Emma (Namaste Everyday) March 12, 2011 at 11:24 pm

I am SO craving these right now!

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Lisa March 13, 2011 at 6:21 am

I’m totally bookmarking this :)

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Stephanie @cookinfanatic March 13, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Wow do these look good! What wonderful flavors for the warmer weather that is hopefully finally here to stay :)

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Becky March 15, 2011 at 8:33 am

All of your recipes look AMAZING & I’ve wanted to try going raw for awhile but… Idk what ingredients I should get or WHERE to get them! Could you share some good sites to order some staple raw foods… for fairly cheap? Thanks, if you can!! :)

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Pure2 March 15, 2011 at 9:37 am

Becky – we will work on a list!

Maureen March 20, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Amazing! I made these for a family dinner today and everyone raved about them. My brother-in-law ate 3 pieces. This was my first try at a raw food recipe. and it won’t be my last. Thanks for the inspiration.

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Pure2 March 20, 2011 at 6:14 pm

So glad to hear this Maureen! :) This made my night hearing this!!!!

jenny April 16, 2011 at 11:03 pm

this looks wonderful – thank you for the recipe!!

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Teri [a foodie stays fit] May 3, 2011 at 9:39 am

holy moly. I saw the picture of this on your side bar and had to click it. these look amazing!!

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Jos June 4, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Can I use shredded coconut flakes instead of coconut flakes and use all nut flour to replace the maca and the tahini? Thanks

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Pure2 June 5, 2011 at 5:13 am

Jos yea I think those substitutions will work!

Jessie James July 26, 2011 at 10:46 am

hey twins! what can i substitute for the maca powder? i dont have any on hand…

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Pure2 July 26, 2011 at 4:02 pm

You can omit it, maybe do more coconut. Or do a nut flour like almond.

katia March 7, 2012 at 12:21 am

I made these this morning, Delicious!!! I made a few subs/alters; for the crust, I toasted the coconut(which I forgot, duh, wouldn’t make it raw anymore :/ ) used 1/4 c whole macadamia nuts instead of nut butter, almond flour instead of maca powder, and some honey + 1 big date instead of stevia. For the filling, I had to add a bit of coconut-almond milk to thin it out, and used more lemon+zest. My family devoured them :D DD thanks!

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Lori and Michelle March 7, 2012 at 5:58 am

Katia so happy to hear you made the lemon bars and that your changes worked out!!

Laura Corvette March 7, 2012 at 5:56 am

Can I substitute Coconut flour for the maca? What are your thoughts about adding vanilla whey to the recipe in order to add some protein to it?

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Lori and Michelle March 7, 2012 at 6:00 am

Laura yes you can do coconut flour for the maca. You could add protein powder for the maca or could do a bit more, it might alter the flavor though and texture. But let us know how it goes, maybe we should try it too ;)

Debbie April 25, 2012 at 9:59 am

These looks delicious! :) I love lemon and can’t wait to try these out. Thanks for sharing.

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Lauren June 3, 2012 at 6:12 pm

I just made these, and they are delicious! I used a bit less stevia and some honey in both layers, almond meal in place of the maca, and almond butter in place of tahini. Thank you so much for your recipes!
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Noémi January 27, 2013 at 7:00 am

These are addictive!! I used up my walnut pulp – toasted and ground – i had leftover from my walnut milk, and used sunbutter as a substitute for half of the tahini. I sweetened the top layer with half a banana, and added a little full fat coconut milk. I made them yesterday afternoon, and they’re already gone. I literally couldn’t stop eating them and now i feel bad about it :)
Thank you for the recipe! I’m sure i’ll return to this one often.

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nelly March 11, 2011 at 2:46 pm

with what??? haha…mesquite?

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Pure2 March 11, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Nelly – oh yes mesquite, carob, lucuma, or more coconut flakes :) Hope this helps.

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