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Fresh Strawberry Coconut Bars

Summer finally arrived and I can’t get enough of all the fresh and ripe fruits out there!
I love love love dark red strawberries. The kind of strawberries that are super sweet when you bite in them … mmh yummy :) I made Lemon Coconut Bars a while ago and loved them. They were melt-in-your-mouth, absolutely delicious. i also got such a huge response to it, that I figured I could use it as the basic recipe for these Fresh Strawberry Coconut Bars. I only changes the lemon to purreed strawberries (what a genius I am haha). The possibilities with this recipe are endless. There will be lots of them on my blog in the future, simply because it’s so good and so easy!

Now these Strawberry Coconut Bars are like Summer in your mouth!
They melt away with this fruity freshness and just a slight touch of sweetness. I definitely recommend using unsweetened coconut, otherwise it would get too sweet (for my taste). One thing is for sure, with these bars everyone will love you, where ever you bring it to :)
Oh and a last tip before we have a look at the recipe: Enjoy them cold, but give them 10 minutes out of the fridge before serving!

fresh strawberry coconut bars recipe

Fresh Strawberry Coconut Bars
Recipe type: Dessert
What you need
The Crust
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup butter, cold, cubed
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
The Filling:
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup + 1tbl strawberry puree (put some strawberries in a blender)
  • ¾ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 8 drops red food coloring (organic if desired)
How you make it
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F
  2. Line the bottom of a 8 inch brownie pan with parchment paper
  3. In a large bowl combine flour, powdered sugar and butter only with your fingertips until crumbly
  4. Press dough into baking pan and bake for 15 minutes
  5. Meanwhile in another large bowl beat together eggs, sugar, baking powder, salt and strawberry puree until very well combined
  6. Add food coloring and mix until evenly colored
  7. Pour mixture over pre-baked crust
  8. Sprinkle coconut over it and dust with powdered sugar
  9. Bake for additional 25 minutes
  10. Let cool completely before cutting

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  1. finajenny says:

    the pictures makes me crave for anything.. it don’t have to be a cake :) I wish I have something to share… I guess I need to check on those old recipe my mother tried hard to collect.. :)

  2. Those look wonderful!! You are killing me here!! I just ate my breakfast and these are making me want something else to eat.

  3. Those look so good! I love strawberries anyway so I am sure these would be a huge hit at my house!

  4. That looks so delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  5. I love strawberries and these look really good. Our strawberry season is almost over. Sure wish it lasted longer.

  6. Yummy!! pinned :)

  7. My daughters would eat this up!!! Thanks for the new recipe :)

  8. It has strawberries so this is definitely a recipe that has my attention.

  9. SixFeetUnderBlog says:

    I just have to say-YUM! anyhing with coconut, Im there!

  10. You always post wonderful recipes. I love strawberries so i’ll try to make this :)

  11. Oh wow, YUMMY! I have to make these. I love anything with strawberry in it :) Thanks so much and so glad to see you in the hop too!

  12. These look really good, but no one in my family likes coconut. I would have to leave that ingredient out, but I am sure it still taste great.

  13. These look fantastic!
    I loooooove strawberry

  14. Melinda Dunne says:

    Oh my goodness those look divine! Thanks for the recipe!

  15. Those look amazing – I’ve just eaten some lovely strawberries that I’m sure would be just right if I got some more 😉 xx

  16. These look delicious! A great alternative for people who don’t like the lemon flavor of lemon bars.

  17. Wow, those look amazing! Will have to try the recipe! Thanks!

  18. I just bought some strawberries! I think I will have to make these. I know my daughter would love them! Great choice of a summer recipe!

  19. Did anyone make these without coconut? These look yummy!
    Could you please facebook or email me the lemon bar recipe? Thanks.

    • Kathy, I just sent you an email with the link to the lemon bar recipe:)
      You can absolutely leave the coconut out if you don’t like it. It won’t change the texture, only the taste.

  20. That is genius! Those look amazing. My 4th of July dinner just got a bit sweeter. :)

  21. Love this, but I am a sucker for anything with coconut in it. Definitely gonna try these soon, they sound delicious!

  22. I can not wait to make these! I love all things coconut & strawberry, but never thought to put the two together. Thanks so much for sharing! -Monika

  23. These look great!!! I’d love it if you’d link up to our new party, Random Recipe Roundup

  24. This recipe screams Summer:) It looks delicious~Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  25. These are lovely bars and they definitely are perfect for summer. Pinned! Stopping by from Kathe With An E but I see that you also shared these at Marvelous Mondays. So thanks for sharing there too. Have a great week!

  26. These sound lovely!

  27. Pinning! They look delicious. Stopping by from Kathe with an E

  28. These look YUM! Love that we have fresh strawberries:)

    thanks for linking this up to Super Sunday at Who Needs a Cape! Can’t wait to see what you bring us next week!

  29. These look so sweet and summery. Definitely the right time for this treat. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend.

  30. These bars look so yummy! :) Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week!

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