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Key Lime Pie Bars

Key Lime Pie Bars Recipe

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 on lilluna.com

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

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x9-inch pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper, set aside.

  2. In a food processor or in a large ziploc bag with a rolling pin, crush the graham crackers until fine crumbs form.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Cut and serve, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Nutrition Facts
Key Lime Pie Bars Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 206mg9%
Potassium 179mg5%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 545IU11%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 131mg13%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.