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key lime bars

Recipe by
Catherine Cappiello Pappas
Amityville, NY

To make this recipe completely no-bake, mix 1½ cups crushed graham crackers, a tablespoons of sugar with 4-5 tablespoons melted butter. Press to the bottom of your pie dish and proceed with the rest of the recipe as directed.

yield 9 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For key lime bars

  • crust:
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (about 3 sleeves) graham crackers, crushed
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 4 tablespoons butter, chilled
  • key lime filling:
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • shredded coconut for garnish

How To Make key lime bars

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients for the crust. Mix with a fork or pastry blender. Press to the bottom of a greased 9-inch square baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely. In a medium bowl, mix condensed milk, lime juice and zest; set aside. In the bowl of your stand mixer with whisk attachment, beat 2 cups whipping cream on high speed with a teaspoon of sugar until stiff. Fold the whipped cream into the lime mixture. Pour over crust, and sprinkle with shredded coconut if desired. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.