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May 14, 2008

Key Lime Milk Chocolate Chip Bars

Key Lime Milk Chocolate Chip Bars

In keeping with the same theme of my pick for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie I decided to make something Key Lime related to send to work with Jamison to share with his coworkers. At first I thought about making some Key Lime Cookies, but the idea rapidly evolved into these bars instead.

The chocolate and the key lime give each other a nice playing off of point. The coconut also gives it a nice overall flavor. The bars are soft, tender and cake like due to the sweetened condensed milk and coconut and overall it's just a very nice way to play around with Key Lime.

What You'll Need:
1 - 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 stick of butter, softened
2 eggs
1 cup of key lime juice
1 cup coconut
1 cup of organic cane sugar
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
3 1/2 cup of unbleached all purpose flour
2 cups of milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 F.

In the bowl of a mixer dump the sweetened condensed milk, butter and eggs on medium speed until well blended. Next add Key Lime juice and mix until incorporated. Add coconut and stir in on low speed until well mixed. Add sugar and mix until blended. Next add sea salt, baking powder and baking soda and stir into the wet mixture. Slowly add flour at low speed and mix until just incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips.

Spray a 13 X 9 inch pan with non-stick spray and spread the batter out in the dish. Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown and done through. Remove from oven and let cool in the dish. Cut into squares and serve.

Key Lime Milk Chocolate Chip Bars

Notes: You could add in some cashews or macadamia nuts to an added crunch.

Posted by Dianne at May 14, 2008 12:26 PM

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Comments

Wow! The people Jamison works with must LOVE you!

Posted by: Allie at May 14, 2008 7:16 PM

Oh, my goodness! My mouth is watering. I am bumping these to the top of my "must-try" list!!

Posted by: K-Nut at May 14, 2008 8:18 PM

I enjoy sending in treats. Jamison says I keep their WW meetings in business! ;o)

I hope you enjoy them. I really liked the way they turned out! :o)

Posted by: Dianne at May 14, 2008 9:02 PM

This is a very neat idea. I bet the flavor of the lime is a pleasant surprise with the first bite.

Posted by: Jenny at May 16, 2008 7:37 AM

It was kind of a cross between a flaky cake and a chess square, but made with key lime instead of lemon. I was very pleased with the outcome.

Posted by: Dianne at May 16, 2008 7:27 PM

Posted by: Jaime at May 17, 2008 1:16 AM

Thanks! Those look great! I'll have to try them.

Posted by: Dianne at May 17, 2008 9:52 AM

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