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Coconut-Lime Bars

Coconut-Lime Bars

A thin and fruity bar that's perfect for cutting into small squares and snacking on throughout the day.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 32 bars


  • 2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (basically the entirety of a regular-sized box)
  • 6 Tbsp butter (melted)
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 Tbsp lime zest (about one lime)
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice (about one lime)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup white chocolate (chips or a block chopped into small pieces)
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the finely crushed vanilla wafers and butter in a bowl and stir together until all the butter is absorbed. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Set aside.
  • Beat together the cream cheese, lime zest, lime juice, and egg with a stand mixer on low until smooth and fully incorporated. Pour into the prepared pan and smooth evenly over the surface.
  • Sprinkle the finely chopped chocolate and the coconut evenly over the bars, then bake for 25-30 minutes. The top of the coconut should be lightly browned and the chocolate should be bubbling lightly. Allow to cool completely before slicing into small squares and serving. Refrigerate any leftovers.


  • This recipe makes a slim bar that's perfect for a quick, light snack. For a thicker bar, bake for a slightly longer time in an 8x8 or 9x9 pan.
  • Feel free to try some variations on these bars - the original recipe was for lemon bars, but they would be great with cherry and almonds as well!