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
1 (17.5 ounce) pouch Betty Crocker® sugar cookie
2 tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/3 cup butter or margarine,
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
1 (12 ounce) container Betty Crocker® Whipped cream
1 1/4 cups coconut, toasted
2 teaspoons grated lime peel
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray bottom and sides of 13 x 9-inch pan with
In large bowl, stir cookie base ingredients until soft dough
Press evenly in bottom of pan.
Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium
speed until light and fluffy.
Beat in cream of coconut until well blended.
Beat in lime juice, vanilla extract
and 2 eggs until smooth.
Spread over cookie base.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until set and light golden brown on edges.
Cool for 30 minutes at room temperature.
Refrigerate for 1 hour to cool completely.
Carefully spread frosting over filling.
Sprinkle with coconut and lime peel.
Cover; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.
Store covered in refrigerator.
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.
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
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 credit:
Betty Crocker/General Mills.
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