Key Lime Gooey Bars

Raven Higheagle


These Key Lime Gooey Bars are the best gooey bars I’ve ever had! Fresh lime juice and zest are the secret ingredients!
I really amped up the lime flavor of the cake mix with some fresh lime juice and lime zest. It really adds a punch of fresh flavor to the bars and makes them go from “good” to “wow” in a jiffy.
A sprinkle of white chocolate chips in the center adds a pop of color and texture and provides some depth of flavor to these sweet and gooey bars. There is just no way you’re not going to love them. Promise.
I zested another lime and some lemon to go on top of the bars.

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Makes 16 Bars
15 Min
35 Min


15.25 oz box key lime cake mix (i used pillsbury)
1 stick
unsalted butter, softened
1 large
egg, room temperature
lime, zested and juiced
2/3 c
white chocolate chips
2/3 c
sweetened condensed milk
lemon and lime zest for top of bars


1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2Line a 9x9 inch baking pan with foil. Spray with cooking spray and set aside.
3Beat butter with a mixer until soft and fluffy.
4Add in cake mix, egg, lime juice and zest and continue beating until combined.
5Press about two-thirds of the cake mixture onto the bottom of the foil-lined baking pan.
6Sprinkle white chocolate chips over the top.
7Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk over the top of the chocolate
8Crumble the remaining cake mixture over the top of the sweetened condensed milk, trying to spread it out as much as possible. Press lightly.
9Bake for 29-32 minutes, or until edges start to brown.
10Let bars cool completely before cutting.
11Top with additional lime and lemon zest if desired.
12Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids