Rather than fussing with making a pie, try out these Easy Key Lime Pie Bars that has the right combination of sweet and tart.
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 Key Lime Pie.
If you love the combo of sweet and tart like I do, you’re going to crave these easy key lime pie bars!
- 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
Directions for Easy Key Lime Pie 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.
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.
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). The perfect easy key lime pie bars!
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 125mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 0gSugar: 31gProtein: 3g
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