Healthified Key Lime Pie Bars
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|6 sheets||honey graham crackers, low fat, finely crushed (1/2 c)|
|2 Tbsp||butter, melted|
|1 box||sugar free lime jell-o (4 serving size)|
|3/4 c||boiling water|
|1 - 16 oz. pkg||cottage cheese, fat free|
|1 - 8 oz. pkg||cream cheese, fat free, room temperature|
|1 - 8 oz. pkg||cool whip, fat free, frozen, thawed|
|key limes, sliced, for garnish, optional|
In a small bowl, combine crushed graham crackers, butter & sugar. Press crumb mixture in the bottom of a 2 qt square baking dish. Refrigerate while making filling.
In a large bowl, combine gelatin & boiling water. Stir until gelatin is dissolved. Set aside.
In a blender or food processor, combine cottage cheese & cream cheese. Cover & blend until smooth, stopping several times to scrape the sides. Whisk 1/2 C of the cottage cheese mixture into the gelatin mixture. Whisk in remaining cottage cheese mixture until smooth. Fold in cool whip. Spoon filling over chilled crumb mixture.
cover & refrigerate for 8 - 24 hours or until filling is firm. To serve, cut into squares & top with a key lime wedge, if desired.