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#FillTheCookieJar: Lime Bars

Similar to a key lime pie, these lime bars are easy to make and are the perfect balance of sweet and citrus.
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Prep Time 5 hrs 46 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 55 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 16


For the Crust:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup vanilla yogurt

For the Filling:

  • 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 eggs
  • cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 3-4 drops green food coloring
  • powdered sugar for dusting


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish with an inch of overhang on two ends.
  • 2. In the bowl of your mixer, combine flour, butter, powdered sugar and yogurt until crumbly. Press into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  • 3. Bake for 20 minutes then remove from the oven and allow to cool
  • 4. In the bowl of your mixer, beat sweetened condensed milk and eggs until fluffy, then add in the lime juice, flour, baking powder, salt, zest and food coloring.
  • 5. Pour over the cooled crust and bake for another 20-25 minutes or until the filling is set and the crust is a light golden brown.
  • 6. Allow to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate 1-2 hours until the filling is fully set. Lift out the bars with the overhang parchment paper and cut into 16 squares. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top and serve.


This recipe needs to chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours before slicing and serving.

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Keyword baking, lime, lime bars, shortbread crust
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