Lime in the Coconut
Frosted Cheesecake Bars

Pack a powerful punch of tropical flavors with a quick-mix layered bar. This recipe combines three of my all-time favorite flavors—cheesecake, coconut and fresh zesty lime—on a crisp sugar cookie crust, topped with a delectable cream cheese frosting.

Lime in the Coconut Bars

To toast coconut, spread on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until coconut is light golden brown.


Cookie Base

  • 1 (17.5 ounce) pouch Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
  • 2 tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten


  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (16 ounce) can cream of coconut
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs


  • 1 (12 ounce) container Betty Crocker® Whipped cream cheese frosting
  • 1 1/4 cups coconut, toasted
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime peel


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray bottom and sides of 13 x 9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, stir cookie base ingredients until soft dough forms.
  3. Press evenly in bottom of pan.
  4. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Cool for 15 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  7. Beat in cream of coconut until well blended.
  8. Beat in lime juice, vanilla extract and 2 eggs until smooth.
  9. Spread over cookie base.
  10. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until set and light golden brown on edges.
  11. Cool for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  12. Refrigerate for 1 hour to cool completely.
  13. Carefully spread frosting over filling.
  14. Sprinkle with coconut and lime peel.
  15. Cover; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  16. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.
  17. Store covered in refrigerator.

Nutrition Information: 1 Serving (1 Bar) Calories 340 (Calories from Fat 210), Total Fat 23g Saturated Fat 15g, Trans Fat 2g), Cholesterol 55mg; Sodium 180mg; Total Carbohydrate 29g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 20g), Protein 4g

Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8.00%; Vitamin C 0.00%; Calcium 2.00%; Iron 6.00%

Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 4 1/2 Fat

Carbohydrate Choices: 2

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Betty Crocker/General Mills

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