Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Coconut Lime Squares

This is a little gem of a recipe that I found not too long ago. Of course, I had to change it to suit my own personal tastes and now it's quickly becoming a favorite among friends. After much consideration, Dana decided that this was her favorite Joey treat. So, this one's for YOU, Dana!

2 cups flour
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
2/3 cup butter, melted
4 eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
2 tbs grated lime zest
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, powdered sugar,
pecans and 1/2 cup of the coconut. Stir in butter or margarine. Firmly press mixture into a greased 9x13x2-inch baking pan. Bake for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, beat eggs slightly. Stir in granulated sugar, lime zest, lime juice, and baking powder. Stir in remaining coconut. Sprinkle white chocolate chips evenly over crust. Carefully pour coconut mixture over chips and crust. Bake about 20 minutes or until edges are light brown and center is set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack or chill before dusting with powdered sugar and then cutting into squares.

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