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This Key Lime Bars Recipe features that same distinctive flavor that you find in pies, but with a completely different type of crust.

Key Lime Bars Recipe From Val's Kitchen

I remember the first time that I had key lime anything. It was when I was a child and my family was on a trip to Key West. My Mom has always liked to try new dishes when she travels and she got key lime pie. She really enjoyed the puckery flavor. This recipe for bars features that same distinctive flavor that you find in pies, but with a completely different type of crust. Here are instructions on how to make it.

Key Lime Bars

Equipment Needed

  • 9×11 baking dish
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • large mixing bowls
  • whisk

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Ingredients

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

Key Lime Bars Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f.

Spray the baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Place 2 cups of flour, 1/2 cup powder sugar and salt into a large mixing bowl and combine.

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.

Make the filling while the crust is baking.

Place the eggs, lime juice, 1/4 cup flour, 2 cups sugar, 2 tsp key lime zest, baking powder into a large mixing bowl and whisk together.

Whisk until fully incorporated.

Pour the mixture onto the crust, then return it to oven and bake for 25 minutes or until set.

Once the bars are cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut into squares.

Top with key lime slices and enjoy!

Key Lime Bars Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Key Lime Bars

Key Lime Bars

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f. Spray the baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place 2 cups of flour, 1/2 cup powder sugar and salt into a large mixing bowl and combine. 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. Make the filling while the crust is baking. Place the eggs, lime juice, 1/4 cup flour, 2 cups sugar, 2 tsp key lime zest, baking powder into a large mixing bowl and whisk together. Whisk until fully incorporated. Pour the mixture onto the crust, then return it to oven and bake for 25 minutes or until set. Once the bars are cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut into squares. Top with key lime slices and enjoy!

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    18 comments

    Robin Rue May 17, 2017 - 6:06 am

    Key Lime is my FAVORITE. I can’t wait to make these key lime bars for my family!

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    Sarah Bailey May 17, 2017 - 6:33 am

    Oh my goodness what good do these sound, I have never tried Key Lime before I must add it to my must try list.

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    Alli Smith May 17, 2017 - 7:48 am

    My family loves Key Lime Pie and Lemon Bars. I can’t wait to try your Key Lime Bars – the best of both worlds. I’m such a lover of limes. I always order water with lime instead of lemon. I’ve got to pin this one! Looks so delicious!

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    candy May 17, 2017 - 8:21 am

    Love a good key lime bar. Love the tart taste and flavor of the lemon. Perfect for family BBQ and gatherings.

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    Amber Myers May 17, 2017 - 8:31 am

    Yes please! I love key lime stuff! These bars look absolutely delicious. I’d gobble them up.

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    Terri Beavers May 17, 2017 - 9:36 am

    Those look like they would melt in my mouth. I’ve never seen a prettier key lime bar. I would love to try my hand at making these.

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    Betty May 17, 2017 - 9:58 am

    I love key lime bars! They have the perfect amount of sour and sweet, all packed in a little bar! This recipe looks so good!

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    Pam May 17, 2017 - 2:11 pm

    These key lime bars look so good. My husband absolutely loves Key Lime pie so I know he would really like these.

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    Claudia Krusch May 17, 2017 - 6:53 pm

    I have never made Key Lime bars before. These look so good I am sure they would be a big hit. I will have to give this recipe a try.

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    Tim B. May 17, 2017 - 9:25 pm

    I always enjoy Key Lime deserts as an after-dinner treat on the back deck during a warm summer sunset. Nice recipe!

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    Angelic Sinova May 17, 2017 - 9:45 pm

    I LOVE making lemon bars but I’ve never tried making Key Lime Bars before. They look so yummy. I’ll definitely have to try out this recipe soon.

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    Maurene Cab May 17, 2017 - 10:11 pm

    This looks amazing! I haven’t tried this one before. I’ll definitely prepare this during our family dinner.

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    Sandy N Vyjay May 17, 2017 - 11:15 pm

    Looks a treat, though, I am a vegan but surely will recommend it to my friends. The lime looks so refreshing as to cook in for summers.

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    Polarbelle May 18, 2017 - 2:04 am

    I’m trying to talk my husband into a lime tree. He wants lemons and I love a good lemon bar but I could put lime in EVERYTHING and never get tired of it. I’ll try these!

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    My Teen Guide May 18, 2017 - 2:27 am

    I love key lime and these bars look so good! The taste is just so nice and refreshing, perfect for the summer! I will save your recipe and make these on the weekend.

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    Mars May 18, 2017 - 7:16 am

    This reminds me of lemon pie we ate when we visited Sagada. Looks lemony and delicious.

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    Kita Bryant May 18, 2017 - 2:46 pm

    I could sit and eat those all day. They look so delicious!

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    Nikka Shae May 24, 2017 - 12:49 am

    I love me some key lime pie! I went to Key West just for a good slice!

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