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 cup lime juice
2 (14-ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon freshly grated lime peel
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
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.