Creamy Coconut-Lime Squares

Creamy Coconut Lime Squares from thelittlekitchen.net

I’m so excited to share this recipe with you today! I ate almost every single one of these creamy coconut-lime square myself…I couldn’t let myself eat all of them because I could have…they were soo good!

Earlier this year, my dear friend, Shelly’s cookbook was released!

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So many great recipes that I want to make from it! Including…her peanut butter cup-filled brownie cookie sandwiches, gooey salted caramel chocolate chip cookie bars, s’mores fudge squares, her buffalo ranch snack mix, monte cristo pizza and her bacon and pea pasta!

There are a ton of beautiful sweets recipes but there are savory recipes too! It’s such a great cookbook, something you definitely need on your cookbook shelf!

Creamy Coconut Lime Squares from thelittlekitchen.net

And these creamy coconut-lime squares…let’s make these!

Cover an 8-inch square pan with foil and spray it generously with baking spray.

Creamy Coconut Lime Squares from thelittlekitchen.net

It’s so hot in Florida, I had to refrigerate the coconut oil to get it to a solid state (just FYI).

Add the coconut oil, salt and powdered sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the paddle attachment and mix until smooth.

Creamy Coconut Lime Squares from thelittlekitchen.net

Then, add flour and coconut flakes and mix some more.

Creamy Coconut Lime Squares from thelittlekitchen.net

The mixture will look crumbly.

Creamy Coconut Lime Squares from thelittlekitchen.net

Add it to the pan.

Creamy Coconut Lime Squares from thelittlekitchen.net

Press the dough down into the pan evenly. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

Creamy Coconut Lime Squares from thelittlekitchen.net

Mix the egg yolks and milk in the same bowl (I cleaned it before this step).

Creamy Coconut Lime Squares from thelittlekitchen.net

After mixing the eggs and milk together.

Creamy Coconut Lime Squares from thelittlekitchen.net

I love zesting limes in my kitchen…the smell is so good!

Creamy Coconut Lime Squares from thelittlekitchen.net

Add the lime juice and lime zest to the filling.

Creamy Coconut Lime Squares from thelittlekitchen.net

It gives the mixture a wonderful green color…with the lime zest mixed in.

Creamy Coconut Lime Squares from thelittlekitchen.net

There’s the crust after it’s baked in the oven.

Creamy Coconut Lime Squares from thelittlekitchen.net

Pour the lime mixture on top of the crust and bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Allow to cool for at 20 minutes and then refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting and serving.

Creamy Coconut Lime Squares from thelittlekitchen.net

And then you get these wonderfully, creamy and coconutty lime squares. I adore this recipe…and Shelly and her new cookbook! You should check it out!

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Creamy Coconut-Lime Squares

Ingredients:

Crust:
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons coconut oil (in the solid state)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
Lime Filling:
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 Tablespoon grated lime zest
  • 1/2 cup lime juice

Directions:

  • For the crust: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with foil and coat lightly with cooking spray.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the coconut oil, salt, and powdered sugar together on medium speed until smooth. Add the flaked coconut and flour and continue mixing until incorporated. The mixture will be crumbly, but it will hold together when squeezed.
  • Press the dough evenly into the pan. Bake the crust for 15 to 20 minutes, until the edges are lightly golden. (When the crust is done, leave the oven on.)
  • Meanwhile, for the lime filling: In the clean bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, mix the egg yolks on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add the condensed milk and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add the lime zest and lime juice and mix on medium speed for 2 more minutes.
  • Pour the lime filling onto the warm, baked crust. Return to the oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until the lime layer is just set. Let cool in the pan for 20 minutes, then transfer the pan to the refrigerator to cool completely, at least 2 hours.
  • When chilled, cut into squares and serve.
 Store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

 

Republished with permission from The Cookies & Cups Cookbook by Shelly Jaronsky

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Creamy Coconut Lime Squares from thelittlekitchen.net

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