Key Lime Coconut Bars

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There is nothing like the taste of the island or taste of the tropics. When I hear tropics, I think of coconut, mango and key limes. I love a good citrus dessert, which would explain why one of my favorite desserts is a lemon meringue pie. I had this recipe pinned on Pinterest for awhile. It was staring at me every time I logged into Pinterest, it was calling me to make it and of course eat it. I finally caved to the yummy goodness and made this delicious dessert, eating it while watching the Bachelorette finale with my friend Stephanie, while my husband and her husband went to grab a beer.

Two great things about this recipe, it is super yummy, and requires no eggs. Not to make the entire baking time is 20 minutes and then bam! you have a delicious dessert. The hardest part of this recipe is waiting for it to cool, then chill in the refrigerator before you eat it. The best part the smoothness and creaminess you get when you bite into the dessert not to mention homemade whipped cream. Yah baby!
First, gather together your ingredients. 1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 cup of sweetened coconut flakes, 1/2 cup melted butter, 3 cans of sweetened condensed milk, 3/4 cup lime juice(freshly squeezed is best), 1/2 cup sour cream, 1 tablespoon lime zest.

Preheat your oven to 350F degrees. In your square 8X8 pan, line it with parchment paper and leave the ends out. Or if you are using a non-stick pan, you are good to go. In a bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and coconut flakes.


Add in the melted butter and combine the ingredients until it is the consistency of wet sand.


 Press this mixture evenly into the bottom of the pan and bake for 8-10 minutes.

Once the crust is baked, take it out of the oven and let it cool and leave the oven on.
In your mixing bowl, add the 3 cans of sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, lime juice and zest.





Turn your mixer to get the ingredients a good mix.
Pour the contents over the cooled graham cracker crust.


Then bake the lime bars into the oven for another 8-10 minutes or until the mixture is set. Remove the bars out of the oven, let it cool and once cooled, put them in the refrigerator to chill.
When the bars are chilled, slice up them into squares, make some homemade whipped cream, put a dollop on the square and sprinkle some toasted coconut flakes on top of the whipped cream.

To toast coconut flakes, you can do this while the crust or filling is baking, spread some coconut flakes on a baking sheet, pop it in the oven for 3-4 minutes until lightly golden brown. Put the flakes out, let them cool and garnish your key lime coconut squares with them.
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Then serve, eat and enjoy!


31 comments:

Tiffany M* said...

These look delicious! I might have to try these for our beach trip.
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

Leslie said...

These sound AAAMAZING!!!! YUMMY!!

Stephanie McCall said...

yum!! key lime anything is the hubs favorite!! I'll have to try this

Mal said...

I love key lime desserts so much, they're so perfect and summery

Mal @ The Chic Geek

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

Yumm! Key lime anything sounds perfect right now- what a good summer treat!

Simply LKJ said...

Oooh...this dessert just screams Summer!

Hilary said...

Yum! Growing up my dad always made us key lime pies - I bet he'd love these!

MAKEUP OBSESSED MOM said...

These look great! I love key lime pie. Might have to try these soon. They seem like a great summer dessert! Stacie xo

Joanna said...

YUM! This definitely screams summer. I love any type of citrus bars! Nice touch with the toasted coconut.

Kaylan said...

I have to try this recipe out. My family LOVES citrus desserts. Thank you for sharing.

BTW it looks delicious.

Kristin said...

I seriously wish we lived closer!

Amanda said...

Yum! Will have to try these!

Shannon said...

Ok seriously, you had me at key lime! What a wonderful Summer treat.

http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

Amy @ Five Kinds of Happy said...

It looks so rich and perfect!! mmmm

Alisha said...

Girl, you are my husband's new best friend!! He LOVES key lime anything. I'll have to make these for him now ha! Mmm, Mmm :)

Sarah said...

Looks delicious!!

Jennifer Delle Fave said...

I would LOVE That right about now!! Looks so yummy. I like that it's a bar, not a pie!!

Faith said...

What I would do to have a bite! Looks so good!!

dreaming en francais said...

Love the idea of pairing lime and coconut for dessert -- not a combination I would have typically thought of myself! Looks yummy!

http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com/

Claire Kiefer said...

Oh man, I am on a diet, which makes me both love and hate this! When I'm counting calories, I want sweets even more . . . but this one's gonna have to wait for me, because I'm pretty sure I could not control myself with a whole dish of these! Goodness gracious alive, they look delish. :)

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

I love key lime bars so I'm sure this would be just as delightful!

Katy said...

Um, these look amazing! Do you think they would be good without the coconut??? Hmmmm....

Danielle Faith said...

Oh my goodness.... I love coconut... I bet these are so good! mmmmmmmmm!

xxx,

Danielle Faith
DanielleFaith.me

kyna... said...

Oooh, that sounds so good!! I LOVE key lime! Hey, I'd love to feature you on my blog for my "quick recipe of the week" series! Shoot me an email if your interested! :-) Have a great weekend!
♥ Kyna

Meg said...

Yummm! Those look delicious. Loving your blog! I think we should be friends because my name is Meg, too! Xo

REBrown said...

Yummy!

amber wallace said...

Those look amazing!!

Kristen Seuberling said...

Oh my gosh, these look so good! I'm going to have to add these to my list of desserts to try.

Holly said...

i am not usually a fan of bar-desserts, but oh my gosh those look amazing!!

Kari said...

These look delicious!

Carolyn said...

I am dying to make these - there's nothing more summery than lime and coconut! Looks so delish.