Coconut Bars have a sugar cookie bottom and are topped with a lime zest, coconut and cream cheese concoction. Tons of island flavor here!
- 16.5 oz refrigerated sugar cookie dough
- 8.5 oz cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 3/4 teaspoon coconut extract
- 2 teaspoons lime zest
- 1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9x9 square pan with non stick cooking spray.
Press sugar cookie dough into bottom of greased dish and set aside.
In a large bowl, whip cream cheese with sugar and egg. Scrape edges and whip again. Stir in coconut extract and lime zest. Spread mixture over top of cookie dough to form an even layer and top with coconut.
Bake 20 minutes or until coconut is lightly toasted and cream cheese mixture is set.
Cool to room temperature, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until completely chilled. Cut into bars and serve.
Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 304IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg