Creamy Lime-Coconut Bars

Creamy Lime-Coconut Bars

Coconut and lime flavors capture the taste of the tropics in this simple lime bar cookie.

15 min. prep time
48 bars
646 Ratings



1 cup lime juice
2 (14-ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
1 to 2 drops green food color


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup slivered almonds, ground*


1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut


Heat oven to 350°F.

Whisk all filling ingredients together in bowl until well mixed. Set aside. (Mixture will thicken slightly.)

Combine flour, sugar and ground almonds in another bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Pat mixture evenly into ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 16-18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Pour filling mixture over hot, partially baked crust. Sprinkle with coconut. Continue baking 15-17 minutes or until filling is set. Cool completely.

Cut into bars. Cover; store refrigerated.

*Substitute 1/2 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts.

Recipe Tip

- No need to add sugar to the filling in this easy bar. Sweetened condensed milk is a mixture of whole milk and sugar. Water is evaporated off the milk before canning, making a sweet and sticky product. Store unopened sweetened condensed milk at room temperature for up to 6 months. After opening, refrigerate any unused milk in an airtight container and store for no more than 5 days.

- Reduce oven temperature to 325°F, if using dark or nonstick baking pan.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 110

Fat: 4.5g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 35mg

Carbohydrates: 15g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #11504©2000Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This is a great treat.
Yum! We loved these! Sweet and tart balance out perfectly. Wouldn't change a thing. Recipe easily cut in half for an 8 x 8 pan. Great summertime dessert!
Very disappointed in this recipe.
I have made these bars several times for coworkers and family. I get great praise every time. they are delicious and easy to make. Love them!!!
Excellent and easy to make.
I love anything coconut and lime so these were a big hit.I would use more green food coloring for a pretty presentation.

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