Macadamia-Coconut Lime Bars Recipe
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Macadamia-Coconut Lime Bars Recipe

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Katie Rose from Pewaukee, Wisconsin shares this sweet-tart dessert. The shortbread-nut crust and tangyy filling make it a satisfying dessert or afternoon snack.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons macadamia nuts, toasted
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sweetened shredded coconut, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 220 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 92mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a food processor, combine the flour, confectioners' sugar, nuts and lime peel; cover and process until nuts are finely chopped. Add the butter; pulse just until mixture is crumbly.
  2. Press into an 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the egg, sugar, coconut, lime juice, flour, lime peel and baking powder until blended. Pour over hot crust. Bake 20-22 minutes longer or until light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into bars. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Macadamia-Coconut Lime Bars in Cooking for 2 Winter 2007, p53

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