Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Coconut Lime Cheesecake Bars

Yum! I wish I would have had some heavy cream on hand. I think some coconut whipped cream (just add 2 tsp.coconut extract to your regular whipped cream recipe) would have made these even better.

Coconut Lime Cheesecake Bars
Recipe & photo from add a pinch

Ingredients
1 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons melted butter
pinch of salt
3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon lime zest
1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 eggs
1/2 cup flake coconut

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. To make crust: Mix together graham cracker crumbs, 2 tablespoons sugar, melted butter, and salt. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Set aside.
3. To make cheesecake filling: Cream together the cream cheese, sugar, and flour until well combined. Add in lime zest, lime juice and vanilla and cream together until smooth. Add in the eggs, one at a time, combining completely before adding the next egg. Stir in coconut flakes. Spread over graham cracker crust mixture.
4. Bake for about 30 to 45 minutes. Let cool on wire rack and refrigerate.


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