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Key Lime Bars

Key Lime Bars

Have you tried Key Lime Bars?
You’ve probably had many lime bars, cream cheese pie bars and others, but if you like key lime recipes, you really need to try these!
Because these Key Lime Bars are sure to please when you have a craving for something a little tart, and a little bit of sweet too.
They make a great dessert because they are soft, moist and you’ll be amazed at how quickly they come together. See a cake mix is the base!
You’d never guess though with additional fresh ingredients, it’s a real treat!
A glaze is poured over the top making these Key Lime Bars A.M.A.Z.I.N.G
Now sprinkle a bit of lime zest over the glaze, for a little burst of flavor and they are gourmet.
These Key Lime Cookie Bars are such a unique and delicious treat, that will be requested time and again.
If you’re looking for another lime treat, may I suggest another really yummy dessert, this Easy Key Lime Poke Cake
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  • 1 Tbl softened butter
  • 1 ½ – 2 Tbl sugar
  • 1 Key Lime cake mix
  • ½ cup butter, melted (1 stick
  • 2 Tbl Key lime juice
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp Key lime juice
  • 1-2 tsp water


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • With 1 tablespoon of softened butter, evenly coat a 9×13” cake pan.
  • Pour in the sugar and tip the pan to evenly distribute the sugar.
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  • In a large bowl combine the cake mix, melted butter, eggs and 2 Tbl. Key lime juice until it is all blended.
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  • Press the mixture evenly into the cake pan. 
  • Bake for 18-23 minutes; until the edges are a very light golden brown.
  • As soon as the bars come out of the oven, prepare the glaze.
  • In a small bowl combine the powdered sugar, 2 tsp. key lime juice and just enough water to make is spreadable
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  • But you don’t want it too thick.
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  • Pour the glaze over the key lime bars and spread evenly with a spatula.
  • Allow the bars to cool completely before cutting.C
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  • Store the Key Lime Cookie Bars in an airtight container.
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Carrie Groneman’s recipe. Copyright, A Mother’s Shadow, 2020

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