Friday, June 17, 2011

Key Lime Pie Bars

Its Friday! That means it's time for another Your Recipe- My Kitchen Post.

I need to start off by apologizing for this picture.  I made these bars for a dinner party we went to but I wasn't done chilling them by the time we left and had to finish them off at a friends house.  After a few glasses of wine I forgot to take a picture of my finished product.  So believe me when I say this tasted sooo much better than it looks!

This dessert was inspired by a recipe from one of my "What I Bookmarked This Week" posts a few weeks back.  The recipe was for Pretzel Crusted Key Lime Squares from Cookies and Cups. I so badly wanted to follow the recipe exactly but Hubby and Sweet Girl (who hates pretzels) talked me into the usual graham cracker crust.  I love graham cracker crust but I was curious about the pretzels - oh well - another time maybe.  These bars were topped with a white chocolate drizzle(as suggested by Cookies and Cups) and cut into squares.  They were DELICIOUS and super easy.  I am thinking of making them again this weekend.  Enjoy!

What you need:
1 1/4 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs (I used the box of crumbs instead of crushing my own)
3 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted

2 large egg yolks
1-14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup key lime juice
(I actually let my husband talk me into buying key limes instead of juice - if you do this you will need to squeeze approximately a gazillion limes for this - at least that's what it felt like)
1 oz of white chocolate for topping
What you do:
For Crust
Combine the crumbs and sugar in a bowl and stir in the melted butter until well blended.  Pack into a square pan and press firmly to bottom and sides of pan.  Bake at 350 for 8 minutes, cool, chill and fill.
For Filling:
Combine the filling ingredients and mix well.  Pour filling into cooled crust and bake for 12-15 minutes or until filling has set.  Let the pie cool before drizzling with melted white chocolate. Refrigerate at least one hour before cutting into bars and serving.

This recipe was inspired by Cookies and Cups

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  1. Looks delicious, I have not tried key lime pie etc. White chocolate and condensed milk, can't go wrong!

  2. Three-Cookies is right! Looks delicious, we have made key lime pie before but this bar is more fun and out of the ordinary. We do squeeze our limes too, and it is lots of work so we use our little nifty lemon press.

    Have a great weekend! We just put our Blueberry Limoncello Clafouti in the oven:)
    Judit & Corina

  3. makes me curious how does it looks like...but it sounds so delicious and we have those ingredients here, so thanks for sharing your recipe...hope i can make it soon! anyway, wishing you a great weekend! :)

  4. oh my goodness this sounds divine!!

  5. We love key lime pie here in my house. Well basically key lime anything. Cannot wait to try these, they sound so easy.

    Rebekah @

  6. Done or not, it looks pretty darn good to me.

  7. I'm visiting from Amanda's party. These bars sound absolutely delicious, and I'm glad to have this recipe--one of my sons absolutely loves key lime pie, but my (very traditional) recipe is so labor intensive. . . this sounds like it would be an excellent substitute! As far as I'm concerned, you can't go wrong with sweetened condensed milk! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I've been hearing about key lime desserts but no idea where to buy them in our country. I wonder if I can substitute it with lemon or other citrus fruits that are available here.

    Visiting via Food Trip Friday. Hope you can visit my entry Little Korean

  9. Key Lime Pie is my husband's favorite. I actually have some bars chilling in the fridge for his father's day dessert. The recipe I was trying used animal crackers for the crust. I'm anxious to see how it turns out. I've never heard of using pretzels for a crust, but I LOVE that idea.

  10. Yum! I like the idea of a pretzel crust. :) Your bars look really tasty! Visiting from What's Cooking Wednesday.

  11. This looks sooo yummy! Love key lime pie and graham cracker crusts are my favorite! Can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing with the Pink hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share this week!


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