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Key Lime Pie Magic Cookie Bars - poet in the pantry

Key Lime Pie Magic Cookie Bars

adapted from Modern Comfort Food
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Cookie/Bar
Servings 12


  • 1/2 cup 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups Nilla wafers roughly, finely crushed
  • 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 15- ounce can organic sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh or bottled key lime juice if using the latter, Nellie & Joe’s brand is very good
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips go with real white chocolate, not artificially flavored!
  • 1 cup almonds coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the butter in the bottom of a brownie pan and put it in the oven while it's preheating to melt. Be careful not to burn it.
  • Sprinkle the Nilla wafer crumbs over the melted butter and mix it up, then press into the pan to create the base layer crust.
  • Sprinkle the 1 cup coconut over the crust evenly.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk and key lime juice until well blended.
  • Drizzle 1/3 the sweetened condensed milk mixture over the coconut.
  • Sprinkle the white chocolate chips and then the almonds over that. Press down to spread evenly.
  • Drizzle the rest of the sweetened condensed milk mixture.
  • Sprinkle the 1/2 cup coconut over that, pressing down a bit so it doesn't fall off after baking.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Cool completely before cutting.