Thursday, June 16, 2011

Coconut Lime Bars

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So, do you know how I feel about beaches? Well, just imagine that if I'm one of those blue dudes with the crazy ponytails in Avatar, then the beach is that big magical tree that gives me power and stuff. I don't even have to hook my ponytail into it, we're already one... me and the beach.

I think I was meant to live in Fiji or some sort of tropical place that's always nice and hot and sunny. Can't you just see me spending the rest of my days laying on a beach under a bunch of palm trees, drinking nothing but pina coladas and eating nothing but coconut lime bars? I know, I can totally see that happening. So, here's the plan: you can lend me a few million dollars so I can afford my dream home on the beach and then you can make me a lifetime supply of coconut lime bars.

And what do you get out of this deal, you ask? Well, the satisfaction of having ensured the eternal happiness of your own dear Yammie of course. What more could you wish for?

Now here's the recipe for the bars. Get to work.

Coconut Lime Bars


1 cup graham flour (crushed graham crackers would probably work fine)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons honey
1 stick soft butter


2 eggs
1 cup sugar
4 tablespoons flour
3/4 cup lime juice (about three limes)
2 tablespoons lime zest (I didn't actually measure it. Just use all the zest on your three limes)
1 1/2 cups toasted coconut (I just put it on the stove on medium heat, stirring it until it's golden. If you are a lazybutt you can skip toasting it, but you're missing out)

Whipped cream and more lime zest for garnish

Preheat the oven to 350ยบ.
Combine all the crust ingredients and press into the bottom of an 8x8 inch pan. Bake for about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, sugar, flour, and lime juice and zest. Add the coconut. Take the crust out of the oven and pour the filling over it. Bake for 20 more minutes.
If you have patience and willpower, put it in the fridge for a few hours. If you have a little patience and willpower, put it the the freezer for an hour. If you have no patience or willpower at all, eat it directly out of the oven even if you burn your face off in the process.
I think it's obvious from the gooeyness of the bars in the photos that I have not willpower or patience. They should firm up once they're cold. I guess I won't know for sure until next time though, because they sort of all got eaten within ten and a half seconds.

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