Saturday, March 16, 2013

Key Lime Bars

Well, this recipe didn't turn quite as green as I'd have liked, but they'd still make an amazing St. Patrick's Day dessert. I took my trusty Lemon Bar Recipe and made this key lime version. If you really wanted them to be more green just add some food coloring.

Key Lime Bars
1 c. (2 sticks) regular salted butter, softened
1/2 c. powdered sugar + more for garnish
2 c. flour
1 c. sugar
3 eggs
juice and zest from 2 limes
1/3 c. sour cream
Heat oven to 350 F. Combine butter, powdered sugar, and flour in a mixing bowl.
 Press into a greased and lined 11x9" pan. (You could also use a 9x9" if you want super thick bars.)
 Bake crust at 350 F for 18-20 minutes and cool for about 5 minutes. Meanwhile prepare filling by whisking together the remaining ingredients in a bowl. When crust has cooled for a few minutes, pour filling over crust. Bake for another 20-25 minutes.
 Let bars cool completely, then remove bars from pan and sprinkle with additional powdered sugar.
 Cut into squares.

They are so dang good. Enjoy!


  1. I saw these on pinterest & I am making them right now. Thanks for a delicious recipe! Can't wait to taste it!! I did put 2 drops of green in & it looks so great.

    1. Yay, I love to hear when people try a recipe! I bet the green food coloring makes it really pretty. I hope you enjoy them! :) Thanks so much for visiting!