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 1:15total time
48 bars
646 Ratings

Ingredients

Filling

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

Crust

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

Topping

1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine all filling ingredients in large bowl with wire whisk. Set aside. (Mixture will thicken slightly.)

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

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

Pour filling mixture over hot, partially baked crust. Sprinkle with coconut. Continue baking for 15 to 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.

Recipe Tip:
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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