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Best Key Lime Pie Bars

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Key Lime Pie Bars are such an easy dessert recipe with just the right amount of key lime flavor. Made with a simple graham cracker crust and a delicious key lime pie filling, this is one of my favorite key lime pie recipes.

key lime pie bars with whipped cream and a lime wedge

Best Key Lime Pie Bars

Key Lime Pie Bars are one of my families favorite desserts in the Summertime. It is so refreshing and has the best key lime flavor. It’s the perfect dessert to make and take to a BBQ or potluck. I love key lime flavors and some of my other favorite key lime desserts that I know you are going to love are Key lime Cookies, and Key Lime Cupcakes.

Key Lime Pie Ingredients

  • Graham Crackers: Crushed graham crackers are the base of the graham cracker crust
  • Butter: I use unsalted butter to help control the salt content in my recipes.
  • Sugar: I used white granulated sugar but you can also use brown sugar.
  • Cream Cheese: I try and cut down on fat and calories, so I like to use fat free cream cheese.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk: Use fat free sweetened condensed milk to cut down on fat and calories.
  • Lime Juice: Key lime juice has the best key lime flavor. The best is Nellie and Joes Key Lime juice.
  • Lime Zest: Zest 2 large limes or 4 small key limes.

How to make Key Lime Pie Bars

  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium size bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar.
  • Press into prepared baking sheet and place in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool.
  • Add softened cream cheese to a medium size mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer until creamy.
  • Add sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, and lime zest. Mix well with a hand mixer until fully combined.
  • Pour key lime filling over cooled graham cracker crust and bake at 350F for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  • Chill in the fridge for up to 2 hours before serving. Top with whipped topping and grated lime zest if desired.
key lime pie bar with a bite taken out out of it

Tips for making the best Key Lime Pie Bars

  • For the best key lime flavor, use key lime juice. My favorite is Nellie and Joes Key Lime juice, and can be found at you local grocery store.
  • After lime bars have come out of the oven, cool completely before chilling in the fridge for up to 2 hours before serving.
  • Keep key lime bars in the fridge when they are not being served.
key lime pie bar slice with fresh whipped cream on top for serving

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zoomed in photo of key lime bars with whipped cream and a lime slice on top

Key Lime Pie Bars

April King
Key Lime Pie Bars are such an easy dessert recipe with just the right amount of key lime flavor. Made with a simple graham cracker crust and a delicious key lime pie filling, this is one of my favorite key lime pie recipes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
chill 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 bars
Calories 384 kcal

Ingredients
  

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

Key Lime Filling

  • 4 oz. fat free cream cheese, softened
  • 2 14oz. fat free cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup lime juice
  • zest of 2 limes

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium size bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar.
  • Press into prepared baking sheet and place in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool.
  • Add softened cream cheese to a medium size mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer until creamy.
  • Add sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, and lime zest. Mix well with a hand mixer until fully combined.
  • Pour key lime filling over cooled graham cracker crust and bake at 350F for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  • Chill in the fridge for up to 2 hours before serving. Top with whipped topping and grated lime zest if desired.

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Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 1barCalories: 384kcalCarbohydrates: 74.9gProtein: 9.1gFat: 6.9gCholesterol: 16.4mgSodium: 243.7mgPotassium: 41mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 67.1gVitamin A: 7.5IUVitamin C: 2.7mgCalcium: 29.6mgIron: 3.3mg
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