Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Lemon slice recipe

This deliciously simple lemon slice has few ingredients, is easy to make and has great flavour. Pack it into lunch boxes or serve it for afternoon tea.



  • 200g Marie or Arrowroot biscuits
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 3/4 cup condensed milk
  • 100g butter melted
  • rind of one lemon, finely grated


  • 2 cups icing sugar, sifted
  • juice of one lemon
  • 40g butter softened


Line a 21cm x 16 cm slice tin with baking paper and set aside.

Place biscuits, coconut, condensed milk, butter and lemon rind in a food processor. Pulse until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Press the mixture into the slice tin.

To make the icing, using a mixer, beat the butter and add the lemon juice. Gradually add icing sugar. Spread over slice, sprinkle with coconut and refrigerate for 1 hour before cutting into squares.


  • If you use the back of a metal spoon to press the base into the tin you will get a nice even surface.
  • You could swap the lemon for orange in this recipe if you prefer oranges.
  • This recipe was created by Kris Henderson for the Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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