People are always searching for healthy alternatives to foods they love, but they may be too scared to try a new recipe. Buzzfeed Tasty never fails to disappoint when it comes to innovative recipes that offer healthy alternatives to everyone’s favorite desserts.
Key lime pie is a Floridian fan favorite, and Tasty has a healthy alternative which is Healthier Key Lime Bars. The recipe is straightforward and easy to follow, but it can be a little difficult if the directions are not followed exactly.
The crust of the key lime concoction consists of honey, almond flour, coconut oil, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. The crust proved to be the best part for some people.
“I liked the crust… it felt like I was eating a piece of key lime pie,” freshman Autumn Pinder said.
The filling resulted to be harder to make. It contains coconut milk, lime juice, honey, and lime zest.
“It tasted a lot like coconut but also had that hint of lime,” said freshman Liberty Wilken
The recipe dictates the chef to leave the coconut milk in the fridge overnight for the fat to form a cream at the top of the can. While trying the recipe myself, the coconut milk did not form a cream. To counteract the problem, I added cream cheese to bring the milk to the desired consistency. The filling did not have the exact consistency as expected, but it still tasted delicious.
“I liked the lime part. It felt like ice cream,” freshman Nathaly Reyes said.
The use of the coconut oil adds a strong coconut flavor which could be overpowering if the filling wasn’t just as strong.
“I like how it’s not too strong with the key lime, but it’s not to quiet and it’s not too sweet and it’s not too bitter it’s like perfect,” freshman Kyleigh Geraghty said.
The Key lime bars melted fast and after reading reviews, I saw that this is a common occurrence for this dessert. It may be messy, but it does have a satisfying flavor.
“It was cold and refreshing,” said Wilken.
The coconut flavor combined well with the lime to form a tropical, sweet, and healthy treat.
“I really like the coconut and I usually hate coconut but it tastes really good with the lime,” freshman Ryan Campins said.