It was HOT today! Like really hot. Like I wanted to strip down to my undies and lay in a freezer hot.
But then I reminded myself that it is summer and I live in Arizona. That’s life.
I kept my clothes on.
End of story.
However, if I am going to endure these heat laden days under the merciless Arizona sun, I had better look forward to at least something during the summer. And there is nothing better to look forward to than dessert.
Seriously, I pretty much anticipate dessert all day long. What says happy summer better than a cool, refreshing dessert?!
Since I usually save my daily sweet for the end of the day, a perfect treat can cure almost any miserable, sweaty day. In fact, if the treat is good enough I may just be able to convince myself that I just spent the entire day laying on the beach in the Bahamas…one can only wish.
Although a Bahamas vacation may be a little farfetched, a perfect summer treat is not. And I think I have discovered just the treat.
Key limes, coconut, brown sugar, whipped cream…there’s no denying this is a lovely combo. Combine them into chilled individual dessert bars and you’re destined to have a crowd pleaser.
Crowd pleasers these were!
I gave a bunch of these away to neighbors and received rave reviews. We even had a family over for dinner the night I made them and they asked to take some home. Of course I shared the wealth. I’m just nice like that.
I know, I can’t help it.
To get the full recipe for this knockout summer treat head on over to my friend Kristen Duke’s photography and lifestyle blog. She’s amazing and has some really fun DIY ideas for parties, decorating and other fun projects.
This dessert was also featured on Tidy Mom’s top 10 summer treats list. Hooray!