Creamy Lime-Coconut Bars

Creamy Lime-Coconut Bars
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6 Reviews
Coconut and lime flavors capture the taste of the tropics in this simple lime bar cookie.
15 min
Prep Time
1:15
Total Time
48 bars

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
1/2 cup
cold Land O Lakes® Butter

Topping

1/2 cup
sweetened flaked coconut
 
*Substitute 1/2 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine all filling ingredients in bowl with whisk. Set aside. (Mixture will thicken slightly.)
  3. Combine flour, sugar and ground almonds in bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Pat mixture evenly into ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 16-18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  5. 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.

Recipe Tips

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
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
15g
Protein
2g
Fat
4.5g
Sodium
35mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

This is a great treat.

Rating

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!

Rating

Very disappointed in this recipe.

Rating

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!!!

Rating

Excellent and easy to make.

Rating

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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