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Lime-in-the-Coconut Almond Bark

I love the combination of flavors in this tropical treat, and it takes mere minutes to make. If you need something for a school or church bake sale, this will get you out of the kitchen in a flash. —Julie Beckwith, Crete, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    about 1 pound


  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) white baking chips
  • 4 teaspoons shortening
  • 2 to 4 drops green food coloring, optional
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds, toasted
  • 4 teaspoons grated lime zest


  • Line a 9-in. square baking pan with foil; set aside. In a microwave, melt chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Stir in food coloring if desired. Stir in the coconut, almonds and lime zest. Spread into prepared pan. Chill until firm, 10-15 minutes.
  • Break into small pieces. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
1 ounce: 143 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 24mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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    Nov 8, 2020

    A great summer treat with tropical flavors. But I prefer mine with vegetable oil instead of shortening. It serves the same purpose and it doesn't impart an odd flavor.

  • staceyk
    Jan 25, 2020

    WKimball, the recipe calls for shortening, not margarine. Thats probably the problem.

  • amygattuso
    Jan 3, 2020

    Nice alternative

  • wkimball
    Dec 11, 2019

    What the heck!!! I followed the recipe exactly and I bombed and the mess went in the garbage. The white chocolate and shortening would not combine no matter how hard I tried. I used white chocolate chips and Blue Bonnet margarine. What did I do wrong?

  • Dawn
    Dec 9, 2019

    I made this recipe two more times and the third time around, I used 4 tsp. grated lime zest, 1/2 cup toasted coconut and instead of the almonds, I'd used 1/2 cup dried cranberries. I'd used 8 tsp. of vegetable shortening and that helped to make the candy mixture smoother and easier for me to spread. So the 3rd time around I made LESS changes! I'd say that the 3rd time worked best!

  • gigiatl
    Dec 5, 2019

    Wow! This is the easiest recipe to make and it is delicious… I substituted coconut oil for the shortening and it was fabulous… Thank you for the recipe… Wonderful

  • eaburns01
    Jan 13, 2017

    I made this for another treat to add to the holiday plates I give to my neighbors. It was a big hit with everyone. The lime was different for a bark candy.