Easy Key Lime Bars

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These Key Lime Bars are a variation on traditional lemon bars and have the perfect amount of tart and sweet. They are SO good! The tender cookie base holds a puckery lime filling that gets a little extra kick from grated lime zest. You can use fresh limes or  bottled key-lime juice.

Key Lime Bars

 These dessert bars need nothing more than a dusting of confectioners’ sugar, and they make the perfect dessert for barbecues, picnics, and summer parties!

Ingredients You Will Need:

  • Flour – use all-purpose flour.
  • Sugar – you will need granulated sugar and powdered sugar.
  • Butter – make sure you use unsalted butter.
  • Salt
  • Eggs – you will need 4 eggs.
  • Key Lime zest
  • Baking powder
  • Lime juice – regular lime juice will also work if you do not have key lime.
Easy Key Lime Bars

How To Make Key Lime Bars

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix shortbread ingredients and press into baking dish.
  • Bake the crust for 10 minutes
  • Mix the key lime filling ingredients.
  • Pour mixture onto the crust and return to oven to bake until set.
  • Once the bars are cooled sprinkle with powder sugar and cut into squares.
  • Top with key lime slices and enjoy!
Key Lime Dessert

Other Lime Desserts You Will Love:

Key Lime Cookies

Homemade Key Lime Cake

Key Lime Cheesecake

Easy Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Bundt Cake

5 from 3 votes

Key Lime Bars

These easy Key Lime Bars are so delicious with the perfect amount of tart and sweet. The ideal dessert for barbecues, picnics, and summer parties!
Servings: 12 bars
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 35 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 C flour
  • 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 C sugar
  • 2 tsp Key Lime zest
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 C lime juice
  • 1/4 C flour

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spay your 9×11 baking dish with pam spray
  • In a large bowl, combine the 2 C of flour, 1/2 C powder sugar and salt
  • Using a pastry cutter or fork, cut in the butter until the crust mixture looks like crumbs
  • Pour the crust into the pan and pat evenly into the dish
  • Bake the crust for 10 minutes
  • While the crust is baking make the filling
  • In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs, lime juice, 1/4 C flour, 2 C sugar, 2 tsp key lime zest, baking powder
  • Whisk until fully incorporated
  • Pour mixture onto the crust and return to oven and bake for 25 minutes or until set
  • Once the bars are cooled sprinkle with powder sugar and cut into squares
  • Top with key lime slices and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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2 comments on “Easy Key Lime Bars”

  1. 5 stars
    This was my 1st time making anything key lime OR eating anything key lime., next time I best not wait so long.,these are THE BOMB!!! Thank You sooooo much !!! Perfect!!

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