Creamy Lime-Coconut Bars
15 min
1 hr 15 min



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 cold Land O Lakes® Butter


1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut


 *Substitute 1/2 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all filling ingredients in bowl with whisk. Set aside. (Mixture will thicken slightly.)

  3. STEP 3

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

  4. STEP 4

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

  5. STEP 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.

Tip #1

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.

Tip #2

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


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


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  January 31, 2012

This is a great treat.

— says Bonnie W.
  June 05, 2011

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!

— says J.R.
  June 08, 2009

Very disappointed in this recipe.

— says Kimberly
  May 30, 2009

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!!!

— says Cecilia
  January 06, 2009

Excellent and easy to make.

— says Bonnie
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