Coconut-Lime Bars – Way Beyond Your Ordinary Lemon Bars

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My last post was a recipe from Rachel’s site Coconut & Lime. It inspired me to try to create a recipe using those ingredients.

I love anything with coconut and lime in it, from curries, to drinks…name it!

I decided to kick up my lemon bar recipe with something different.  Here’s how it goes.

Measure one and three-fourths cup of flour, and two-thirds cup of powdered sugar into a bowl. Give it a good whisk.

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Add one cup of butter and cut it in with a pastry cutter.

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Decide that’s too much of a pain-in-your-rear and put it in your food processor.
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Add in 1/4 cup of pecans.  *Kitchen  gadget alert!  I love this little thing.

grinderMy  mom had one when I was growing up and I finally found this at a garage sale around the corner and was thrilled!

Toss in your nuts and also 1/4 cup of sweetened shredded coconut.

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Again, give it a quick whisk.

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Press this mixture into a greased 9 x 13 pan.

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I had to leave 4 inches or so with no nuts and coconut for my finicky oldest child.  The things we moms do!

Cuz we love them!

Bake in a 350º oven for 20 minutes or until the edges are browning.

While your crust is baking, mix together 1 1/2 cup regular sugar, 1/4 cup flour, 1 t. baking powder.

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Whisk a bit to mix well.

Crack 4 eggs in a separate bowl, and then take your 1/4 cup measuring cup and squeeze it full of fresh lime juice.  It took me about 4 medium limes to get 1/4 cup.

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Pour it into your whisked egg bowl and stir well.

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Pour your egg/lime mixture into your dry ingredients.  Whisk it up real well.

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Just for kicks, I added 1 tiny drop of green food coloring.  I wanted people to know this was lime, not lemon!

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Remove your crust from the oven.

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Carefully pour your lime mixture over your browned crust. It’s okay if the crust is still warm.

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Put your pan into your 350º oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Remove and let cool completely.  Dust with powdered sugar.

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Garnish with toasted coconut and if you’re feeling realy spunky, a pretty lime curl.

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I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!

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…and please come join as as we do our P90X work-out DVD to wear these off our hineys!

Katie’s Printable Recipe – Coconut-Lime Bars

Cooking with Love,

~Katie



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3 responses to “Coconut-Lime Bars – Way Beyond Your Ordinary Lemon Bars

  1. Caitlyn Andrews

    Thank you for these!! they are making a most de-lish 4th of July desert! YUMMY!!!

  2. I love the color of these bars. I also made some coconut and lime desserts for the blogiversary.

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