Since going to a tropical locale is not happening anytime soon, I decided to bring the tropics to me! Okay, so while it's not quite the same, I have to say that these little bars are fantastic! We love lemon bars so I was pretty sure these would go over well, too. IT Guy is a coconut nut so the crunch of the toasted coconut really brought it home for him! Really yummy, guys!
Key Lime Bars
1 cup shredded coconut ~ divided use
3/4 cup butter ~ cold, cut into 12 pieces
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
3 eggs + 2 egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup Key Lime juice
zest of 3 limes
1 1/2 cups sugar
oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
Line the pan with a piece of parchment paper then spray the paper.
all of coconut onto a rimmed cookie sheet and toast for 5 -10 minutes
until golden brown. Watch it so it doesn't burn. Nothing worse than
In a medium bowl, place cold
butter, powdered sugar, flour and 1/2 cup toasted coconut. Cut mixture
together with a pastry cutter (or use a food processor) until mixture
resembles coarse crumbs.
Press mixture into prepared pan.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Mix together eggs, yolks, salt, Key Lime juice, zest and sugar until well blended. Pour over partially baked crust.
Return to the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
Top with remaining coconut and continue baking for 10 more minutes.
Cool then cut into bars.
Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!