Monday, August 13, 2012

- quick recipe of the week -

I'm alive...I survived Vegas! And I had a great, but exhausting time! I feel like I need a weekend to recuperate from my weekend! A bachelorette party in Vegas really takes it out of you (and folks, we were really mellow compared to most bachelorette parties!!).

I'll check in tomorrow or Wednesday to share a few pictures from the weekend. But for now, I want you to meet Meg, from henning love. Meg is seriously cute as can be! She always has fun recipes and fashion posts up on her blog...and have I mentioned just how darn cute she is???

(Image credit Meg)
Meg loves to blog about life as a wife, mom to two cute and adorable Jack Russell Terriers and her baking adventures. Each morning you will find a pair of running shoes on her feet and a cup of coffee in hand, ready to face the day. You definitely have to check her blog out. She looks forward to finding new favorite blogs and meeting the person behind their blog!

Key Lime Coconut Bars

1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs,
2 tablespoons sugar,
1/2 cup of sweetened coconut flakes,
1/2 cup melted butter,
3 cans of sweetened condensed milk,
3/4 cup lime juice (freshly squeezed is best),
1/2 cup sour cream,
1 tablespoon lime zest.

Preheat your oven to 350F degrees. In your square 8X8 pan, line it with parchment paper and leave the ends out. Or if you are using a non-stick pan, you are good to go. In a bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and coconut flakes. Add in the melted butter and combine the ingredients until it is the consistency of wet sand. Press this mixture evenly into the bottom of the pan and bake for 8-10 minutes. Once the crust is baked, take it out of the oven and let it cool and leave the oven on.
In your mixing bowl, add the 3 cans of sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, lime juice and zest. Turn your mixer to get the ingredients a good mix. Pour the contents over the cooled graham cracker crust. Then bake the lime bars into the oven for another 8-10 minutes or until the mixture is set. Remove the bars out of the oven, let it cool and once cooled, put them in the refrigerator to chill. When the bars are chilled, slice up them into squares, make some homemade whipped cream, put a dollop on the square and sprinkle some toasted coconut flakes on top of the whipped cream.
*To toast coconut flakes, you can do this while the crust or filling is baking, spread some coconut flakes on a baking sheet, pop it in the oven for 3-4 minutes until lightly golden brown. Put the flakes out, let them cool and garnish your key lime coconut squares with them.

(Image credit Meg)

Mmmm, another delicious summer friendly dessert recipe! It sounds delicious Meg! Thank you so much for sharing! Make sure you go visit Meg to say hi!


Shannon said...

I just stopped by to see how Vegas was. (I've been a few times - once even 8 weeks pregnant!) I just noticed I was in the blogger spotlight and got all blushy! THANKS! :)

Cropped Stories said...

Oh these sound so delicous! You have the best recipes on your site :o)

Meg {henninglove} said...

thanks for featuring me kyna, you are so sweet!

Melanie said...

YUMMMMMY. I agree you do have the best recipes around mama! Meg is adorable.

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