No-bake lemon coconut squares recipe

If you, like me, love all things lemony – and the zestier, the better – you’re going to want to try this recipe for lemon coconut squares!

Perfect for a sweet little something, this no-bake recipe will soon be a favourite of all citrus lovers. Depending on just how tart you like your sweets from face puckering to sickly sweet, you can adjust the lemon accordingly.


½ cup sweetened condensed milk
125g butter
250g Milk Arrowroot biscuits
zest of one large lemon
1 cup desiccated coconut

For the icing
1¾ cups icing sugar
juice of one lemon
15g butter
¼ cup desiccated coconut


  • Grease and line a 28cm x 18cm lamington tin.

  • In a small saucepan, combine the butter and condensed milk. Stir over a gentle heat until butter has melted and is well combined.

  • Using a rolling pin or a food processor, crush the biscuits to a fine crumb.

  • Combine the biscuit crumbs, coconut and lemon zest in a large bowl. Mix together.

  • Add the warm condensed milk mixture to the biscuit crumb mix. Stir to combine.

  • Press the mixture firmly into the prepared tin. Cool in the fridge for an hour.

  • Make the icing by mixing together the icing sugar, butter and lemon juice. Add a teaspoon or two of water if needed to get to a smooth consistency.

  • Spread the icing over the top of the cold slice base and sprinkle the top with coconut. Return to the fridge to firm up.

  • Remove from the tin and cross cut the slice into squares to serve. Yum!

Make sure to browse our recipe archives for more great meal ideas and treats to try.



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