Thursday, September 29, 2011

Recipe: Coconut Lime Bars

I'm sharing a recipe today that recently received rave reviews at a party my parents attended. My mom called me for a pick-up dessert recipe to take to a new members cocktail party for our church. See, my mom is cooking disabled. We like to call her "Peg Bundy." She just wears her cute heels and leopard skin around the house. My stepdad does all the cooking in that house. So, she wanted something that even she, domestically disabled, could make. I found these coconut lime bars on Tasty Kitchen a year or so ago and I knew that they would be perfect, and a little something different for the party. My mom said that people loved them so much that someone ate one that was dropped on the the ground! Now that's a damned good dessert. 

Coconut Lime Bars

  • 1-¾ cup Flour
  • ⅔ cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup Butter
  • ¼ cups Chopped Pecans
  • ¼ cups Shredded Coconut
  • 1-½ cup Sugar
  • ¼ cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 4 whole Eggs, Slightly Beaten
  • ½ cups Lime Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Coconut For Garnish On Top

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease and flour a 9 X 13 pan
To make crust:
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and confectioner’s sugar. Cut in butter until combined and crumbly. Add in pecans and coconut. Press mixture into bottom of pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.
To make topping:
While crust is baking, prepare topping.. In a larger bowl, add sugar, flour, and baking powder. Then add slightly beaten eggs and lime juice. Mix well and pour on top of warm baked crust. Bake for 20-25 minutes. When cool, dust with confectioner’s sugar and refrigerate.
Optional: Put 2 Tablespoons coconut on baking sheet and toast for 5-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Sprinkle over top.
Cut into bars and chill! Best served cold!
See the actual recipe HERE. 

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