I am in Cinco de Mayo mode around here, I tell ya! Mexican food, tequila drinks, hanging out with friends… it’s been fun! On Monday I shared my tips for an easy Cinco de Mayo Girls’ Night In, and that I asked friends to bring an appetizer or a dessert to the party.
My friend Shannon shared her Mexicorn Dip and my friend Michelle brought these fabulous Tequila Lime Coconut Bars for dessert. Oh, my word are they good!
2 cups flour, divided
2 cups sugar, divided
1/2 cup cold butter cut into pieces
1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
1 tsp lime zest
1/2 cup lime juice
3 Tbsp tequila
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
* Stir 1 3/4 cups flour and 1/2 cup sugar. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or fork until crumbly. Press mixture to the bottom of the pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned.
* While the crust is baking, whisk eggs in a medium bowl until smooth, mix in coconut, lime zest, lime juice, tequila and the remaining 1 1/2 cups of sugar. Stir baking powder, salt and remaining 1/4 cup flour. Whisk into the egg mixture. Pour over the hot crust.
* Bake at 350 for an additional 25 minutes or until filling is set. Let cool 1 hour.
|I like that she sprinkled a little bit of the lime zest over the top for some added color, too. So pretty!|
I haven’t made these yet, myself, but I can assure you that I gobbled down several of the ones that she brought to Girls’ Night In, and they were delish!
Thanks for sharing this dessert with us, Michelle!