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Coconut Key Lime Bars

Servings 16 -24 Servings



  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup butter


  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 4 eggs
  • 2-3 tsp lime zest (1 lime)
  • 2/3 cup key lime juice (Nellie & Joe's)
  • Wilton Leaf Green Food Coloring Paste


  • Preheat oven to 350*F.
  • Toast ½ cup of sweetened coconut flakes in a sauté pan on medium heat, stirring frequently until lightly browned. Be attentive! Once it starts to brown, it happens quickly.
  • To make the crust: Combine the flour, toasted coconut, powdered sugar, salt, vanilla and butter in a food processor. Run/pulse the machine until mixture comes together/balls up. Press into an ungreased 13x9" pan and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until golden.
  • Meanwhile make the filling: Whisk together the sugar, flour, and sweetened coconut flakes in a bowl. Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking well after each addition. Add the zest, key lime juice & enough green food coloring to produce desired color (A little goes a long way. I did a little bit on the end of a toothpick to get a really pale green color.) Mix until everything is smooth & combined.
  • Pour filling over hot crust and return to the oven to bake for an additional 18-20 minutes. When done, the filling will no longer jiggle. Let cool completely in the pan before slicing and dusting with powdered sugar. For best results, keep refrigerated & serve cold.


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