Key Lime Pie Bars

Key Lime Pie Bars - One of everyone's favorite desserts in a bar form that have a graham cracker crust and a delicious cream cheese and lime filling!

With summer on its way, I thought it would be the perfect time to share these refreshing key lime pie bars. They’re everything you love about traditional key lime pie, with a delicious twist! Many of my posts here on Lil’ Luna are recipes for cheesecake, this one is no different. What can I say? I’m kind of obsessed! This time I went easy on the cream cheese and only added a little, just enough to thicken the bars a bit and give them a little more creaminess and tang. Oh my goodness, they are absolutely divine. If I could, I would eat these ALL summer long!

They’re super easy to make and only require 10 ingredients. Aside from the chilling, they take about 35 minutes to make, start to finish. Not too bad, right?! These delicious key lime pie bars need to go on your must-make list! They were a huge hit with my family, I know they’ll get rave reviews from yours too!

Key Lime Pie Bars - One of everyone's favorite desserts in a bar form that have a graham cracker crust and a delicious cream cheese and lime filling!

That filling is amazing!

Key Lime Pie Bars - One of everyone's favorite desserts in a bar form that have a graham cracker crust and a delicious cream cheese and lime filling!

Key Lime Pie Bars - One of everyone's favorite desserts in a bar form that have a graham cracker crust and a delicious cream cheese and lime filling!

This dessert really is the perfect treat to enjoy during the warm weather. The flavor of lime infused within the cheesecake/pie filling will hit the spot! We will definitely be bringing this to all of our summer events because we know it will be a hit. Be sure to give the recipe a try and let us know how it goes.

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Key Lime Pie Bars Recipe

Key Lime Pie Bars
5 from 15 votes
One of everyone's favorite desserts in a bar form! These Key Lime Pie Bars have a graham cracker crust and a delicious cream cheese and lime filling!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Refrigerate 4 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 307 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

Crust

  • 15 sheets graham crackers (or 30 squares)
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter melted

Filling

  • 6 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp lime zest
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice or regular lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x9-inch pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper, set aside.
  • In a food processor or in a large ziploc bag with a rolling pin, crush the graham crackers until fine crumbs form.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the crumbs, sugar, salt and butter, mix to combine. Press the crumbs evenly into the bottom of the lined pan. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add the condensed milk and mix until combined.
  • Then, add the egg yolks one at a time, mixing well after each addition followed by the lime zest, juice and vanilla extract, mix until combined.
  • Pour the filling over the hot, baked crust. Return to the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes or until set. The top should not brown. Remove from the oven and chill in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours before serving. I prefer dense, cold bars, so I generally give them the full 4 hours, however, the pictures taken above were shot after 2 hours.
  • Cut and serve, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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I'm the food photographer and blogger behind Life Made Simple. I'm passionate about creating from scratch family-friendly recipes ranging from healthy to decadent.

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  1. 5 stars
    Have made these many times and absolutely love them. I did make just a couple of minor changes. I used the full 8 ounce block of cream cheese and omitted the vanilla extract. Adding the extra two ounces of cream cheese was actually a mistake the second time I made them, as I failed to read the recipe correctly. However, it didn’t at all affect the final product, and had the added benefit of eliminating 2 ounces of cream cheese sitting in my fridge with no future need. The vanilla would only have muted the tartness of the lime juice, and I don’t believe vanilla should come anywhere near citrus. These are delicious and very easy to make. No adjustment in cooking time with the added cream cheese.

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