Sweet sweet Friday: We Should Cocoa – Lime Twitter Bars

Did you know the white stuff doesn’t count if you are giving chocolate up for Lent? It’s true. I read it on the internet. Anyway, I needed to make something for the March We Should Cocoa challenge and I wasn’t going to be so irresponsible as to make something and not taste it. That would be an even greater sin!

In the spirit of killing two birds and all that, today’s post is also announcing that The Kitchenmaid has gotten out of the scullery long enough to get on Twitter. I don’t think I’ve nailed recipes in 140 characters or less yet, but it’s going to be fun to try.

Lime Twitter Bars
Even if you don’t like white chocolate – and I’m not usually a big fan – this is heavenly. It keeps well in the fridge (if you have good willpower).

125g butter
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 packet plain sweet biscuits
120g white chocolate, smashed into bits
1 cup desiccated coconut
grated rind of 3 limes

130g white chocolate
2Tbsp butter
3/4 cup icing sugar
juice of three limes (about 2-3Tbsp)

Melt the butter and condensed milk together over low heat in a large pot and set aside to cool.
Meanwhile, reduce the biscuits to crumbs, either in a food processor or put them in a strong plastic bag and bash them with a rolling pin, pestle or wine bottle. This is good for relieving tension, but make sure the plastic bag is up to the task or you’ll find yourself retrieving biscuit crumbs from all over the kitchen, which is quite stressful.
Tip the crumbs, white chocolate bits, coconut and grated zest into the butter mixture and stir until well combined. Press this into a lined slice tin (27x18cm) and set aside.
For the icing, melt the white chocolate and butter together VERY gently. Sift in the icing sugar and lime juice and beat to form a smooth, shiny paste. Spread this over the crumb base and sprinkle on a little extra zest if you feel like it. Refrigerate until set (about 30 minutes), then cut into bars. Store it in the fridge. Don’t forget to tweet me what you think of it!



  1. March 17, 2011 / 8:02 pm

    I LOVE these bars… so excellent to use white chocolate with the lime, really lovely combo… and coconut too, god they sound good…

    … now a follower of yours on twitter… make it count and don't ramble on about nothing!

  2. March 18, 2011 / 6:04 am

    You are so bad, so many yummy recipes with condensed milk, I want to make them all, and I have been…..tell it to my hips! Yum!

  3. March 18, 2011 / 7:26 am

    Fantastic recipe, I can't wait to give this one a try. Love the wee birdies on top too! And now I know the white stuff doesn;t count I may try giving chocolate up for lent next year!! Thanks for taking part in the challenge this month ;0)

  4. March 18, 2011 / 4:48 pm

    Lucy, these sound sooo good! And welcome to Twitter! I'll look for you there.

  5. March 18, 2011 / 7:02 pm

    Oh, wow, these look so awesome. I LOVE white chocolate, so this could be a really fun baking project for this weekend. Quick question, though: What kind of weight are we talking about for a packet of biscuits?

    BTW (as I believe they say), I'm new to this blogging thing. What's the etiquette regarding linking to people's blogs? Do you mind if I link to yours? Here's hoping. And have a great weekend!

  6. March 18, 2011 / 7:44 pm

    Oh I am not going to talk about this too loudly at home, I know what will happen. My husband will ask me to make them.

    Yes, they look absolutely delicious.

  7. March 18, 2011 / 10:05 pm

    this is just the sort of slice I had as a child but far more fancy – condensed milk always does it for me but with white chocolate and lime I am sold!

  8. March 19, 2011 / 4:26 pm

    I happen to have some white choc that I'm not sure what to do with, so these will be perfect, just have to get some condensed milk and we are off! Will be following you on Twitter shortly.

  9. March 20, 2011 / 1:14 am

    These look delicious! Yum!

  10. March 20, 2011 / 8:17 pm

    So glad to have found this blog – I really love your Frankie column. I'm going traveling soon but plan on making those pumpkin brownies as soon as I get back next month.

    These bars sound so delicious, I'm a fiend for white chocolate, and I also love those old-timey condensed-milk-and-crushed-biscuit type slices.

    Finally: am now following on Twitter 🙂

  11. March 21, 2011 / 9:05 pm

    Yes, yes yes – what more can I say!

  12. March 22, 2011 / 8:45 am

    I've seen the lime-choc combo on a couple of blogs now – I've never tried it. I think I like yours with the white chocolate best as I can see its lighter, creaminess would work well with the citrus. Yum!

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