"Put The Lime In The Coconut" Bars

Dee Stillwell


I tweaked a recipe I had for lemon bars to make one including two of my favorite flavors. I used Key Limes so the hardest part of this recipe is zesting and juicing all the limes. You could use regular limes, if desired. These were a big hit with everyone at my house. Enjoy!

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20 Min
45 Min


1 box
yellow or french vanilla cake mix
1 large
1/2 c
butter, melted
1 - 8oz pkg
cream cheese, softened
1 - 14oz can(s)
sweetened condensed milk
1 large
1/3 c
freshly squeezed lime juice
1 c
coconut, flaked
2 tsp
lime zest
1 dash(es)
1/2 c
powdered sugar
whipped cream & extra coconut to garnish, if desired


1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9"x13" baking pan with Pam. If u wand a thicker bar, use a 7"x11" pan.
Mix together cake mix, egg and melted butter in a bowl until dough forms. Reserve 1 cup of the mixture and set aside. Press remaining dough into bottom and 1/2 way up sides of prepared pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes until set but not browned. Let cool for 10 minutes while you make the filling.
2In a bowl beat together creamed cheese, SC milk, egg, juice, zest & salt until well blended. Stir in coconut. Pour into crust. Break up reseved crust mixture all over the top of filling.
3Bake for 30-35 minutes or until bars are set and not jiggly. Let bars cool in pan. Dust with powdered sugar. Serve with whipped cream and extra coconut, if desired.

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