Blackberry Lemon Layer Bars

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I can’t remember how I found this recipe but I knew I would be making it when our blueberries and blackberries came in this summer. I can’t wait till summer when they come in. Walking into the back yard and just picking some fresh berries and eating them. Nothing beats it.

Anyway, Good Cooks posted this recipe for Raspberry Lemon Layer Bars and I Pinned it for future reference. Then  I found blackberries on sale. Why wait?

Blackberry Lemon Layer Bars
adapted from Good Cooks

2 cups graham cracker crumbs
12 tablespoons (a stick and a half) butter, melted
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 egg
1/2 cup blackberry jam-recipe included or you can use a commercial brand like Polaner
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup sweet flaked coconut
1/2 cup sliced almonds

For the Jam
2 cups blackberries
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon corn syrup

Start with the jam. Combine berries, sugar and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. over medium heat mash berries

and bring to a boil.
Lower heat and continue to boil for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat and let cool.

Combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter to form crust in bottom of a 9 x 13 pan.

Combine cream cheese, lemon juice and egg, beat with mixer until smooth and creamy. Spread over crust.

Now spread blackberry jam over cream cheese mixture.

Sprinkle white chocolate chips next

Then coconut

Then almonds

Gently press down to secure toppings.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Let cool for at least 4 hours before cutting.

Now this is a coconut recipe. I liked the bars but the kids didn’t, they said all they tasted was the coconut.

Oh and that extra jam, use it on pancakes, biscuits or toast. It’s delicious!

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About Joan Hayes

Mom to 3 teens, sweets and travel are her passions. Joan really does love her chocolate. She has a secret stash she hides from the kids and she has at least one bite of something chocolatey every day. She creates easy recipes any skill level can achieve to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone!


  1. Reminds me of summer. How delightful! I love how it’s got white chocolate chips. Yum.

  2. Wow — all of my favorite flavors in one! I can’t wait to try these.

  3. Joan, these bars look so delicious and I love your combination of flavors with the blackberry, lemon and coconut – very creative! Thanks for sharing. You have a very nice blog and I’m glad to have found you!

  4. I am saving this recipe! We always have a ton of blackberries in the summer and I’m always looking for new recipes. Thank you so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂

  5. Blackberries are my hubby’s favorite. They grow wild out back of the house. I could use them so I will make this in the summer when the blackberries are in bloom………thanks andi

  6. Wow, these look amazing. I love anything lemon. Thanks for stopping by Feeding Four. I’m your newest follower!

  7. Those look delicious! Such a great recipe. 🙂

  8. Yummy! I would love for you to visit and link up at my Linky Party via:

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  9. Thank you so much for the link and also for trying the recipe, very happy that you like it, your’s are so delightful and sweet. Next time I will try it with blackberry too…

  10. Looks fantastic! I’ve always liked the blueberry-lemon combination but now I want to try blackberry.

  11. These look amazing and what a great combination of flavors!

  12. I found some blackberries on sale a while back and couldn’t pass them up. Now they are just waiting in the freezer to be turned into something amazing; like these bars. Great flavor combinations and so pretty too!

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