Key Lime Pie Bars: Easy Easter Dessert Recipe

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Spring is in the air, and Easter is just around the corner! What better way to celebrate than with a delicious and refreshing dessert? These Key Lime Pie Bars are the perfect answer. They’re easy to make, bursting with bright citrus flavor, and sure to be a hit with everyone at your Easter gathering.


  • For the crust:
  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs (about 12 full graham crackers)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • For the filling:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed key lime juice (about 4-5 limes)
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest (optional)
  • For the topping (optional):
  • Whipped cream
  • Lime slices


H3: Making the Crust

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  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a 9×13 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Stir until well combined.
  3. Press the crumb mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking pan.
  4. Bake the crust for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.

H3: Making the Filling

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  1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add the sweetened condensed milk, key lime juice, egg yolks, and lime zest (if using) and beat until well combined and smooth.

H3: Assembling the Bars

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  1. Pour the filling over the cooled crust.
  2. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the filling is just set. The center may still be slightly jiggly, but it will firm up as it cools.
  3. Remove from the oven and let cool completely at room temperature for about 1 hour. Then, refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or overnight, until the bars are completely chilled and set.

H3: Serving

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  1. Cut the bars into squares and serve chilled.
  2. Top with whipped cream and a lime slice for an extra bit of fun (optional).


  • For a richer flavor, use full-fat cream cheese.
  • If you don’t have fresh key limes, you can use bottled key lime juice. However, fresh limes will give the bars the best flavor.
  • To make sure the bars are completely set, refrigerate them overnight.
  • These bars can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Enjoy your delicious and refreshing Key Lime Pie Bars! They’re the perfect way to celebrate Easter or any other special occasion.

With their easy-to-follow instructions and stunning visuals, this recipe is sure to go viral and become a favorite among your readers. Happy baking!

Ann Shrott

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