Tequila Lime Coconut Macaroon Bars
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A tasty delight for an easy dessert, great for gatherings as it makes a bunch.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all purpose flour, divided
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • ½ cup cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 4 large eggs (they may even smile at you)
  • 1 ½ cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • ⅓ cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons tequila
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Garnishes: powdered sugar, lime rind curls
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line bottom and sides of a 13 x 9 inch pan with heavy duty aluminum foil or parchment paper, allow 2 inches to extend over sides; lightly grease foil.
  2. Stir together 1 ¾ cup flour and ½ cup sugar. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or fork (or got the very easy route and use your trusty dusty Kitchenaid mixer)
  3. Press evenly into prepared baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 23 minutes or until lightly browned.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk eggs in a medium bowl until smooth; stir in coconut, next 3 ingredients and remaining 1 ½ cups sugar. Stir together baking powser, salt and remaining ¼ cup flour; whisk into egg mixture. (or use your KitchenAid Mixer) Pour over hot crust.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until filling is set. Let cool 1 hour on a wire rack. Lift from pan, using foil or parchment sides as handles. Remove foil or parchment, and cut into bars. Garnish with lime curls if desired.
Recipe by Flower Patch Farmhouse at https://www.flowerpatchfarmhouse.com/tequila-lime-coconut-macaroon-bars/