Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Coco Cabana Lime Bars

Do you like pina coladas?
la la la la la

Thank goodness you can’t hear me because I’m tone deaf.

Put da’ lime in da’ coconut and stir it all around….
la la la

Another dessert for Ms. Paula’s Real Women of Philadelphia cooking contest. Ya’ll GOTTA do it, it’s SO fun!! This yet another dessert that I didn’t get a chance to take a picture of, because it was eaten too fast!!! ~ I know, shame, shame I’m the worst food blogger.

THREE, count ’em one, two, THREE people at work (hey, I only work with 7) asked me to make this for them for Easter weekend for their delightful families to enjoy….. and I was going out of town! WHAT? WHY does this always happen!!!!???

But…. I had to weigh…. lakehouse, peace and quiet, fishing with worms…. OR…. slaving over a hot stove to make lime bars for people I’ll never see. Jus’ Sayin’.

HAHAAA, jus’ jokin’ with you, I really would have loved to cook for them, but I always wanted to say “jus’ sayin’.”

~jus’ sayin’

Ok. done. I’ve had my fill. What’s so funny about it anways? Jus’ …. nevermind.

Ok, so make these delicious little lime bars and dream of the beach boys and wake up with a tan.
Watch my video if you need help:

Next, I am soon changing my name to “The Hill Country Cook.” Very excited (website coming soon). A HUGE thank you to NanaBread who helped me create the name. She also, I might add, was the winner of April’s giveaway for the cute red dutch ovens. You can check out her delicious creme brulee recipe she made in them here. Delicioso, I promise.
Wow, I really got carried away with the links tonight.
Finally, I learned a few new Spanish words today:
Yo estoy poca loca, y muy extrana.
Thank you, had to share.
~Peace, Love, and Baking Ya’ll!

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Coco Cabana Lime Bars


1 whole roll of sugar cookie dough
8 ounce(s) of Philadelphia cream cheese
1/2 cup(s) of sugar
1 whole egg
3/4 tsp. of coconut extract
1 zest of one lime
1/3 cup(s) of shredded coconut
1 lime, juiced


Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease a 9 in square baking dish. Spread your cookie dough mixture evenly on the bottom, set aside.
In a bowl, mix cream cheese, egg, sugar, coconut extract, lime juice and lime zest. Mix well!
Mix in a little of the shredded coconut. Spread the batter on top of the cookie layer.
Top with the remaining coconut, bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until the filling has set!
Cut in squares and serve! Easy as pie 🙂 but not pie. More like a cookie bar.

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