Easy Key Lime Pie Bars | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Easy Key Lime Pie Bars

If you love key lime pie, you'll love these Easy Key Lime Pie Bars!  They taste just like traditional key lime pie, but in easy to serve bar form!  Bake up some tonight for someone you love...

Easy Key Lime Pie Bars | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Citrus desserts remind me of spring! Bright and sunny, just like a warm spring day. This recipe for Easy Key Lime Bars is a family favorite and one that's been made in my kitchen time and time again.  It's a great dessert recipe for special occasions and for pot lucks.

Every time I make these bars for an occasion, they get eaten up in no time.  I'm always getting requests for the recipe. So today, I am sharing it here on the blog!

You can find key lime juice at your grocery store, but if it's not available, regular lime juice is fine to use instead.

Easy Key Lime Pie Bars | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Like Lemon better than Lime?

Easy Key Lime Pie Bars can be switched up by replacing the key lime juice with lemon juice for a lemony version that's equally as delicious. Either version would be a great addition to your Easter menu this year!

Easy Key Lime Pie Bars

Renee P.
Key Lime Pie Bars
Easy Key Lime Pie Bars are an easy-to-make, easy-to-take dessert. Key lime juice gives the filling just the right amount of tart to balance out the sweet!


  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 TBSP unsalted butter, melted
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 - 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup Key Lime juice (or lime juice)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • whipped topping
  • green colored sugar OR grated lime peel


  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Combine the crust ingredients (graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, melted butter and a pinch of salt) and press firmly into the bottom of a 9" baking dish that has been lightly coated with cooking spray.
  2. Bake crust for 8 minutes and allow to cool to room temperature.
  3. In large bowl, combine all filling ingredients with an electric mixer. Pour over cooled crust.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until filling is set but not browned. Allow to cool to room temperature and then refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Cut into squares and garnish with whipped topping and colored sugar or grated lime peel, if desired.
Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 25 mins.
Total time: 35 mins.

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Easy Key Lime Pie Bars | Renee's Kitchen Adventures - easy dessert recipe for key lime pie bars made with key lime juice, condensed milk and eggs. #dessert #lime

Easy Key Lime Pie Bars | Renee's Kitchen Adventures - easy dessert recipe for key lime pie bars made with key lime juice, condensed milk and eggs. #dessert #lime

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This recipe of mine first appeared on Mandy's Recipe Box 

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  1. Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday and pinned to our Features board. Thanks so much for sharing with us and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

  2. Which are the crust ingredients and which are the filling ingredients?

  3. Hi Allison, I've amended the recipe to clearly state the crust ingredients in the directions. Sorry for any confusion and thank you for pointing it out that it wasn't clearly defined.

  4. Can these be made in advance and frozen? Also, can the recipe be doubled for sheet pan?

    1. Hi Dawn! thanks for stopping by and asking. I've never froze them, so I don't know if they would be ok if made in advance and frozen. Yes, the recipe should be easily doubled for a sheet pan.

  5. I do not see any pan size listed in this recipe.

    1. Hi there! It's listed in the instruction. 9" square.

  6. This was way too much filling for a 9" dish... it overflowed in my oven. Was it meant to say 13x9?

    1. Hi! Sorry you had difficulty with this recipe. The recipe works with a 9" square pan. I saw your comment and remade this recipe exactly to the ingredient list and directions per the recipe card above, worried that maybe I had a typo on the original post.
      But the recipe turned out perfectly with the size pan, directions, and ingredients listed. I'm not sure what went wrong for you. Perhaps your pan was an 8" pan and not a 9" pan? Maybe you used jumbo eggs instead of large eggs? Wrong size can of sweetened condensed milk? Not sure what could have happened, but the recipe works with a 9" square pan.


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