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Coconut Lime Bars

Servings 60 bars
Author Laurie Cutler for A Bountiful Kitchen

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter. softened
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Filling:

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 1/2 cups shredded coconut
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Glaze:

  • Juice and zest of 2 limes
  • 2-2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 with rack in center of oven.
  2. Place the flour, softened butter, brown sugar and salt into a mixing bowl. Mix until all ingredients are combined.
  3. Press the mixture into lightly greased jelly roll pan (half sheet pan) on the bottom and up the sides a bit.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, remove from oven.
  5. While the crust is baking, mix all filling ingredients in a bowl. Pour filling mixture over crust and smooth out with spatula.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  8. Whisk together lime juice and powdered sugar. Drizzle glaze over bars when completely cooled.
  9. If desired, sprinkle top of bars with about 1 cup toasted coconut.
  10. Cut into bars when cooled.