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Rating: 4.35 stars
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2

These keto lime bars are a tangy treat sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! Keep refrigerated. Garnish each piece with a small lime wedge, if desired.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 bars
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Crust:
Filling:
Topping:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x8-inch baking dish.

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  • Combine almond flour, sweetener, coconut flour, lime zest, and salt in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly. Cut in butter with a fork until combined and no lumps remain. Press crust mixture down into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside.

  • Whisk lime juice, coconut milk, sweetener, butter, and zest in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Mix until sweetener is dissolved; do not let boil. Add beaten eggs slowly, a little at a time, whisking constantly until mixture is foamy and airy and starts to thicken, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove filling mixture from heat and spread evenly over the crust.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until filling is set in the middle, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Toast shredded coconut in a small skillet over medium heat until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle coconut and lime zest topping over the bars. Let cool and refrigerate completely before cutting into bars.

Cook's Notes:

The Allrecipes nutrition calculator doesn't factor in net carbs, so the amount of carbs listed appears higher than what is really in the bars. I used Swerve(R) as the sweetener here, and while it does contain 3 to 4 g of carbs per teaspoon, the ingredients in Swerve do not affect blood sugar, so the carbs it contains are considered non-impact. Because of this, a common practice is to subtract fiber and sugar alcohols from the carb total, making it zero carb. I have calculated the correct carbs for this recipe as 5.1g per serving, not 17.8g.

You can use granular sweetener in the filling mixture, though I prefer the powdered version since it dissolves better. You can pulse granular sweetener in a blender or food processor to achieve a powdered consistency. For a sweeter bar, add an additional 1/4 cup of sweetener to the filling mixture.

For 1 cup of lime juice, you will need approximately 8 limes.

Nutrition Facts

160 calories; protein 5.4g; carbohydrates 17.8g; fat 13.8g; cholesterol 87.7mg; sodium 106.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2018
These would have come out perfect had I remembered to add the sweetener to the custard. I added 1/2 of the sweetener (powdered swerve) to the toasted coconut and lime topping and... well... it made the topping super sweet and after mushing in my mouth with the custard and crust, it was perfect. Mine set up beautifully and was sweet and tart with a crispy crust... all compatible flavors - easily the best KETO desert I've made. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2020
Incredibly tart. My husband loves tart but this was too much. We wound up sprinkling a bunch of regular powdered sugar on top to help balance it out. Once we did that it was good. Read More
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2018
These would have come out perfect had I remembered to add the sweetener to the custard. I added 1/2 of the sweetener (powdered swerve) to the toasted coconut and lime topping and... well... it made the topping super sweet and after mushing in my mouth with the custard and crust, it was perfect. Mine set up beautifully and was sweet and tart with a crispy crust... all compatible flavors - easily the best KETO desert I've made. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2019
Recipe developer here!!! I just want to point out a concern that some have with the carb content. I assure you these are keto-friendly. The problem is that the Allrecipes nutrition calculator doesn't factor in NET CARBS so the amount of carbs listed is actually higher than what is really in the bars. I used Swerve as the sweetener here and while Swerve does contain 3-4 g of carbs per teaspoon the ingredients in Swerve do not affect blood sugar so the carbs it contains are considered non-impact. Because of this a common practice is to subtract fiber and sugar alcohols from the carb total make it ZERO carb. This is why Swerve is a top sweetener for the keto diet. I have calculated the correct carbs for this recipe and it is 5.1 grams per servings not 17.8. ENJOY! Read More
(1)
Rating: 1 stars
09/17/2019
So disappointed these are not keto friendly Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2019
Made this 4 times in the last month according to recipe and I enjoy it. The lime flavor is a little bit strong for me. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2019
yummy very tasty! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2020
The only change was monkfruit sweetener, delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2019
I haven't made them yet as we are getting ready to move and I did not have coconut flour and coconut milk and thought I'd wait until we get to the new house to stock up on new ingredients. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/10/2020
Methinks the base needs more butter or something to set it. Totally crumbles when trying to bring out as a bar. Also possibly this recipe was written for key limes if they are sweeter than regular? Definitely need to double the sweetener in the custard. I will scoop mine out into a bowl add some whipped cream to soften the bite and doubt I will make it again. Too much effort if it is not a winner. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2019
This was amazing. Made it exactly as directed. You should also try http://bit.ly/KetoResources19 since they have the best Keto plan. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2020
Incredibly tart. My husband loves tart but this was too much. We wound up sprinkling a bunch of regular powdered sugar on top to help balance it out. Once we did that it was good. Read More