Easy Key Lime Pie Bars

Rather than fussing with making a pie, try out these Easy Key Lime Pie Bars that has the right combination of sweet and tart.

If you love the tart and tangy flavor of key lime pie but don’t have the time to make a full pie, then you’re in luck!

These sweet and creamy bars have a zesty lime flavor.

Be sure to check out the rest of our best pie recipes and tarts, too!

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Rather than fussing with making a pie, try out these Easy Key Lime Pie Bars that has the right combination of sweet and tart.
If you love the tart and tangy flavor of key lime pie but don't have the time to make a full pie, then you're in luck!

What are Key Limes?

Key limes, also known as Mexican limes or West Indian limes, are a type of citrus fruit that is smaller and rounder than the more common Persian lime.

They are named after the Florida Keys, where they were first cultivated, but they are also grown in other parts of the world, including Mexico and Central America.

Key limes are known for their distinctive flavor, which is more tart and aromatic than the flavor of Persian limes.

They are commonly used in cooking and baking, especially in desserts like key lime pie, and are also used to flavor drinks such as mojitos and margaritas.

Additional Dessert Bar Recipes

Quick and easy to make, these Easy Lemon Bars feature a soft crust and a tangy, sweet filling topped with powdered sugar.

Put a spin on your recipes with carrot cake cream cheese bars – a delightful dessert that combines the rich and tangy flavor of cream cheese with the sweetness of carrot cake.

Easy Key Lime Pie Bars

This summer, I’ve been hitting on some favorites with a twist!

And I think it’s time for one more.

Key Lime Pie is a serious weakness of mine.

If I see it on a menu, it’s hard to say no.

Seriously… I have no will power when it comes to this flavored pie.

If you love the combo of sweet and tart like I do, you’re going to crave these dessert bars.

Ingredients:

Key Lime Pie Bars Ingredients

  • 1 box Pillsbury Key Lime cake mix
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) plus 3 Tablespoons butter – room temperature
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1-2 drops green food coloring
  • Garnish- whipped topping and maraschino cherries
Key Lime Pie Bars FB

Directions for Key Lime Bars:

Step 1:  Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2:  Spray a 9 X 13 pan with non stick coating spray. Set aside.

Step 3: In a medium mixing bowl, add the cake mix, stick of butter and one egg.

Make sure the butter is softened or the mix will be lumpy.

Mix until well incorporated.

Step 4: Press the cake batter mixture into the 9 X 13 pan. This will be the crust for the pie bars.

in Process 2

Step 5: In a medium mixing bowl, add the powdered sugar and 3 Tablespoons of butter.

With an electric mixer on medium speed, add the lime juice and beat for one minute.

Step 6: Add the cream cheese and food coloring and beat on medium speed for an additional minute.

Step 7: Scoop out 1 cup of the icing to a small bowl and set aside.

Step 8: Add 2 eggs to the remaining icing and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.

Pie Bars Process 4

Step 9: Pour on top of the crust and bake for 28-30 minutes.

Step 10: Allow bars to cool for 30 minutes before spreading the reserved cup of icing on top.

Step 11: Cut into squares and serve with whipped cream and a cherry (optional).

Key Lime Pie Bars Square
Easy Key Lime Pie Bars

Easy Key Lime Pie Bars

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Inactive Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Rather than fussing with making a pie, try out these Easy Key Lime Pie Bars that has the right combination of sweet and tart.

Ingredients

  • 1 box Pillsbury Key Lime cake mix
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) plus 3 Tablespoons butter - room temperature
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1-2 drops green food coloring
  • Garnish- whipped topping and maraschino cherries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Spray a 9 X 13 pan with non stick coating spray. Set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, add the cake mix, stick of butter and one egg. (Make sure the butter is softened or the mix will be lumpy). Mix until well incorporated.
  4. Press the cake batter mixture into the 9 X 13 pan. This will be the crust for the pie bars.
  5. In a medium mixing bowl, add the powdered sugar and 3 Tablespoons of butter. With an electric mixer on medium speed, add the lime juice and beat for one minute.
  6. Add the cream cheese and food coloring and beat on medium speed for an additional minute.
  7. Scoop out 1 cup of the icing to a small bowl and set aside.
  8. Add 2 eggs to the remaining icing and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  9. Pour on top of the crust and bake for 28-30 minutes.
  10. Allow bars to cool for 30 minutes before spreading the reserved cup of icing on top.
  11. Cut into squares and serve with whipped cream and a cherry (optional).
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 125mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 0gSugar: 31gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

For more key lime pie inspired and Florida recipes:

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    16 Comments

    1. I love key limes – the perfect little citrus treat!! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

    2. Key lime pie anything is a favorite of mine. I’m always excited when I find something that is a variation from what I have already had. I can’t wait to try these bars. Thank you for sharing on Happiness is Homemade link party. Shared and pinned.

    3. Now these bars look too good to eat! Thanks so much for sharing with us at #overthemoon link party. I’ve shared on social media. Have a great week and see you next week.
      Sue
      Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

    4. I just pinned your amazing Key Lime Pie Bars, can’t wait to try these! Hope you have a great 4th of July weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
      Miz Helen

    5. Congratulations!
      Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Thanks so much for sharing with us and enjoy your new Red Plate!
      Miz Helen

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