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These bars are topped with toasted coconut and lime zest.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June/July 1994



Cook's Notes

Key limes are not grown commercially. The best approximation is Nellie and Joe's Key West Lime Juice. You can order it online.

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  • GrammaKathy
    27 AUG, 2009
    I've always heard that you should not eat raw eggs, I would like to try this recipe but only cooking the eggs 6-8 mins seems unsafe???
    • sheliamendez194
      22 JUN, 2017
      Your eggs will be fine for the time of 6 to 8 minutes don't stress about it.
  • jenanne183
    12 DEC, 2011
    Home run recipe! I listened to the reviewers and modified the recipe slightly. To cut back on the sweetness, I used unsweetened coconut. And I skipped the powdered sugar on top. I was very generous with the toasted coconut, both in the crust and on top. Definitely the hit of the Holiday Party!
  • TheFutureMrsKelleher
    7 SEP, 2011
    I have made these several times and they are always a big hit! To change it up I have also used this filling in phyllo cups (in freezer section) with toasted coconut on top and optional whipped cream topping. The perfect bite sized treat!
  • donnaluv2cruise
    10 SEP, 2009
    Like a key lime pie, but you get more servings. Easy. Next time I would use 1 up toasted coconut in the crust and a half a cup on top.
  • Stamp
    29 AUG, 2008
    I made this last night and they were absolutely great!!! I will for sure make these again!
  • szabava
    23 AUG, 2008
    Mine came out very soft even after being refrigerated overnight - are they supposed to be this way or did I mess them up by not whipping the yolk mixture long enough?
  • KJBG
    12 AUG, 2008
    To cut down on the sweetness, I haven't tried it yet, But, I would cut the powerded Sugar to 1/3 cup or no powdered sugar. You use it out side of the cookie. The Cocconut is sweet enough where it is SWEETENED to begin with and the SWEETENED condensed milk. That is all the sweetness needed. Martha? What do you think?
  • dovecanyon
    12 AUG, 2008
    To ktancock: use less sugar. These are wonderful just as they are. The baking time is perfect.
  • ktancock
    11 AUG, 2008
    These are delicious, but I found them too sweet - makes 48 rather than 24! Any ideas for cutting back on the sweetness?
  • georgenac
    9 AUG, 2008
    delicious...only need three limes to zest. ghc

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