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Written by Harriet's daughter Carrie Jones who manages Harriet's Treadle Arts and co-authors the Quilter's Academy series of books with Harriet.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Day 9 & 10 of the 12 Tastes of Christmas

Due to our snow yesterday we had lots of leftovers, so the Coconut-Lime Dream Bites are the goodie of the day for both day 9 and 10. But they are soooo good! These have to be our new favorite bars!
We hope you think so too.

Day 9 and 10

Coconut-Lime Dream Bites
15 bars
From: Americas Test Kitchen

1 2/3 cups cake four, sifted
¼ cup plus 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
¾ tsp. salt
11 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into ½” pieces and chilled
1 cup packed light brown sugar
4 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ tsp. baking powder
1 cup (3 ounces) sweetened shredded coconut
4 tsp. grated line zest plus ¼ cup juice (2 limes)
2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1.    Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350°. Make a foil sling for 13 by 9-inch baking pan.
2.    Process flour, ¼ cup granulated sugar, and ¼ tsp. salt in food processor until combined. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles course meal, about 10 pulses. Transfer mixture to prepared pan and press into even layer with fingers. Bake until edges are lightly browned, about 156 minutes. Let crust cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes.
3.    Meanwhile, whisk brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, remaining ½ tsp. slat, and baking powder together in bowl. Stir in coconut and walnuts. Pout filling over warm crust and bake until filling is set, about 25 minutes. Let bars cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes.
4.    Combine lime zest and remaining 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar in bowl. Whisk confectioners’ sugar and lime juice together in second bowl until smooth. Pour glaze over warm bars and spread into even layer. Sprinkle with lime sugar. Let bars cool completely in pan on wire rack, about 2 hours. Life bars our to pan, Cut into 15 pieces.

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