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.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
  • 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
  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).
Recipe by Mommy Evolution at https://mommyevolution.com/easy-key-lime-pie-bars/