Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
Hands-On Time
20 Mins
Total Time
2 Hours 5 Mins
Makes 3 dozen

These tangy-sweet bars are to-die-for. Think margarita meets piña colada in bar form.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Line bottom and sides of a 13- x 9-inch pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil, allowing 2 inches to extend over sides; lightly grease foil.

Step 2

Stir together 1 3/4 cups flour and 1/2 cup sugar. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or fork until crumbly. Press mixture onto bottom of prepared pan.

Step 3

Bake at 350° for 20 to 23 minutes or until lightly browned.

Step 4

Meanwhile, whisk eggs in a medium bowl until smooth; whisk in coconut, next 3 ingredients, and remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar. Stir together baking powder, salt, and remaining 1/4 cup flour; whisk into egg mixture. Pour over hot crust.

Step 5

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until filling is set. Let cool 1 hour on a wire rack. Lift from pan, using foil sides as handles. Remove foil, and cut into bars. Garnish, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

NattyJo's Review

February 03, 2014
I made these for Super Bowl Sunday. They tasted really good, but I wish that the lime flavor was more noticeable. I even added a little extra lime juice. It's a good recipe, just not quite what I was expecting.

Acowden's Review

December 22, 2013

mercedes115's Review

September 25, 2012

SkinnyJaime's Review

June 15, 2012
Yuck! The crust was good, but was way too thick for this type of desert. The coconut layer looked promising, but when it baked, it really flattened out, and didn't have anytaste. I had high hopes for this recipe, but it just didn't work out for me.

nmcgehee's Review

June 14, 2011

Boomerbear's Review

June 13, 2011

ILMBeaches's Review

June 04, 2011
to die for!

1CouplesKitchen's Review

June 02, 2011
These bars are delicious! Think Margarita meets Pina Colada in bar form.

Jennifer3946's Review

May 02, 2011
These were excellent. I followed the recipe exactly and they came out perfect. The crust was nice and crunchy and the filling was tangy and sweet. I took them to a picnic and they were a real hit. I kept them in the refrigerator over night and actually prefer them cold! I will make these again.