Whip up a batch of copycat Starbucks lime frosted coconut bars. These are gluten-free and keto-friendly and so good for you!
Keto Coconut Bars
Next time you’re tempted to swing by the Starbucks drive through and grab a sugary dessert or snack, go home and make these bars instead. They won’t make you feel nearly as sick (and definitely don’t mess with your blood sugar like the Starbucks ones do).
You can’t deny how delicious they are! The combination of lime and coconut instantly transports you to the islands on a beach vacation.
Starbucks Lime Frosted Coconut Bar Copycat Recipe
Just looking at them will make you hungry. A chewy, cake base with lime frosting on top and dusted with crunchy coconut shavings. It’s a summery version of blondies with a citrus twist.
Being on the keto diet doesn’t mean you have to totally give up delicious desserts like this! Nope, you just have to make healthier copycat recipes. With just 3 grams net carbs in each bar, you’ll enjoy indulging in them.
Low-Carb Key Lime Bars
Since the frosting is made with heavy whipping cream, I suggest storing leftover lime frosted bars in the refrigerator. Keep them in an airtight food storage container and keep them in the refrigerator for about 3-4 days.
After about three days, the frosting will soften the cake bars underneath, so it’s better to eat them as soon as possible.
Serve these bars at your St. Patrick’s day party, a luau, or whenever you’re craving something sweet.
Lime Frosted Coconut Bars
There are two parts to these delicious coconut bars: the cake-like crust and the lime frosting.
For the crust, you’ll need some almond flour. Use blanched almond flour, not almond meal. If you use almond meal, the crust will have a grainy texture.
You should also use brown sugar substitute because as it bakes, it caramelizes and gives it a wonderful flavor without any aftertaste.
Save the frosting recipe! It’s made with real lime juice so it’s extra taste and has a wonderful burst of citrus flavors.
Easy Keto Breakfast
I like to eat these bars for breakfast. They are a fantastic source of protein and healthy fats, so they kick start my metabolism and help me feel full until lunch.
They taste delicious with some Egg Loaf French Toast and Keto Pumpkin Donuts. Or if you want something savory to balance out the sweet flavors in the bars, make some Low Carb Air Fryer Sausage Patties.
They are really easy and bake quickly in the air fryer.
Low-Carb Lime Frosted Coconut Bars Recipe
Here are the ingredients to make these keto lime frosted coconut bars. The exact measurements and instructions are in the printable recipe card, just a little below.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Net Carbs: 3 net carbs per serving
For the crust:
Swerve brown sugar substitute
Unsweetened coconut flakes
Keto white chocolate chips
For the frosting:
Swerve confectioners sugar substitute
Heavy whipping cream as needed
Green food coloring (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and grease a 9×9 baking dish well.
Blend together the ingredients for the crust with the exception of the white chocolate chips.
Place the white chocolate chips into a bowl that is microwave safe, and heat at 30 seconds intervals until completely melted.
Once the ingredients are blended well, beat in the white chocolate chips until well combined.
Press the crust into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
Bake for 15 minutes, and allow to cool.
Once the crust has cooled, blend together the ingredients for the frosting until smooth and creamy. Add the heavy whipping cream a little at a time, and add only enough to reach your desired consistency.
Add a few drops of green food coloring to the frosting if desired.
Spread the frosting over the cooled crust, and chill until set and ready to slice.
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Low-Carb Lime Frosted Coconut bars
- 9x9 Baking Dish
Almond Flour Crust
- 1 large Egg
- 1 1/4 cup Almond Flour
- 8 tbsp Butter softened
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 cup Swerve Brown Sugar Substitute
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 tsp Coconut Extract
- 1/3 cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
- 1/4 cup Keto White Chocolate Chips
Sugar-Free Lime Frosting
- 1 1/4 cups Swerve Confectioner's Sugar Substitute
- 3 tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream
- 8 tbsp Butter softened
- Juice from one lime
- Green food coloring optional
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and grease a 9x9 baking dish well.
- Blend together the ingredients for the crust with the exception of the white chocolate chips.
- Place the white chocolate chips into a bowl that is microwave safe, and heat at 30 seconds intervals until completely melted.
- Once the ingredients are blended well, beat in the white chocolate chips until well combined.
- Press the crust into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
- Bake for 15 minutes, and allow to cool.
- Once the crust has cooled, blend together the ingredients for the frosting until smooth and creamy. Add the heavy whipping cream a little at a time, and add only enough to reach your desired consistency.
- Add a few drops of green food coloring to the frosting if desired.
- Spread the frosting over the cooled crust, and chill until set and ready to slice.
If you enjoyed this keto lime frosted coconut bars recipe, here are some more keto dessert recipes that you should make next. They will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth.
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