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"Lime in the Coconut" Frosted Cheesecake Bars

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  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 50 min
  • Servings 24
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Prize-Winning Recipe 2009! Pack a powerful punch of tropical flavors with a quick-mix layered bar.

Ingredients

Cookie Base

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
egg, slightly beaten

Filling

2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1
can (16 oz) cream of coconut (not coconut milk)
3
tablespoons lime juice
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs

Topping

1
container (12 oz) Betty Crocker™ Whipped cream cheese frosting
1 1/4
cups coconut, toasted
2
teaspoons grated lime peel

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir cookie base ingredients until soft dough forms. Press evenly in bottom of pan. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in cream of coconut until well blended. Beat in lime juice, vanilla and 2 eggs until smooth. Spread over cookie base.
  • 3 Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until set and light golden brown on edges. Cool 30 minutes at room temperature. Refrigerate 1 hour to cool completely.
  • 4 Carefully spread frosting over filling. Sprinkle with coconut and lime peel. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

"This recipe combines three of my all-time favorite flavors—cheesecake, coconut and fresh zesty lime—on a crisp sugar cookie crust, topped with a delectable cream cheese frosting."

To toast coconut, spread on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350°F for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until coconut is light golden brown.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
35%
Saturated Fat
15g
73%
Trans Fat
2g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
180mg
8%
Potassium
130mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
20g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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