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Key Lime Bars

Key Lime Bars

I never have been into lemon bars. I like them, but they aren’t anything amazing to me. Lime is much more up my alley.  Awhile back I decided to play around with the idea of a lime bar. I loooove a yummy graham cracker crust and I love crumbles on top of things so I decided to give it a whirl. Hubby thought there was too much crumble on top, but like I said, I love it! The graham bottom and crumble were all buttery and delicious while the filling is creamy and has that lime zip to it. A for sure must before the summer weather is gone forever!

Also, if you happen to have a favorite lemon bar do share because I would love to find a yummy version!

What Is the Difference Between Key Lime and Regular Lime?

Key limes are smaller than the standard Persian limes and have thin, leathery skin.

Key limes are tart, sharp and incredibly sour, even more so than other limes.

Can You Use Regular Limes Instead of Key Limes?

If you cannot find Key limes, you can substitute regular limes in recipes.

Or, you can substitute a combination of regular fresh lime juice and fresh lemon juice in equal proportions.

What Can You Substitute For Sweetened Condensed Milk?

You can substitute 1 can (14 oz) of sweetened condensed milk with ½ cup of evaporated milk plus 1 cup of sugar and 2-3 tablespoons of melted butter.

Key Lime Bars

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Key Lime Crumble Bars

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 9
The graham bottom and crumble were all buttery and delicious while the filling is creamy and has that lime zip to it. A for sure must before the summer weather is gone forever!


  • 1 Can Milk Sweetened Condensed
  • 1/2 Cup Lime Juice Fresh
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 18 Graham Crackers crushed fine
  • 1/8 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Butter melted


To Make the Filling

  • Combine sweetened condensed milk, lime juice and zest(leave out the zest if you want a milder lime taste)
  • To Make The Bars
  • Heat oven to 375.
  • Combine flour, sugars, graham crumbs, salt and baking powder.
  • Stir in the melted butter.
  • Press half into an 8x8 or 9x9" greased baking dish.
  • Pour milk mixture on top and sprinkle remaining crumbs on the filling.
  • Bake 25 min or until the top begins to turn golden.


You can make these with as little or a lot of the topping as you like.
Store covered, in the refrigerator
Nutrition Facts
Key Lime Crumble Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 285 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 342mg15%
Potassium 107mg3%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 322IU6%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • How do I print a copy of a recipe from this site? I would love to print the Yummy Lime Bar recipe, but can’t seem to figure out how?

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  • Looks delicious Carri, Cade is crazy the crumbs look scrumptious.

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  • Can there be too many crumbs on top?!! Not!
    These look like the best lime bars I have ever seen. I had to get a new computer so I don't have my printer hooked up, I am going to have to hand write this scrumptious recipe.

    I am so glad you mentioned the Women's Expo as we are Oremites too, I want to make it to it, but we have Tuahcahn tickets for Friday and Stake Conference Saturday, maybe I could squeeze it in in the afternoon. Thanks for the heads up on that.

    Yum yum for Sunday dinner or Labor Day!

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  • I am a huge fan of limes and lemons and your lime bars look fab! It reminds me of a chocolate bar I make, but never thought to change it up. Need to try this one! Joni

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  • I bet they are tasty and refreshing

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  • Your lime bars are sure worth a try.I saw your blog from the foodie blog roll and I like what you have here.if you won't mind I'd love to guide Foodista readers to this post.Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post and it's all set, Thanks!

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  • Im not a fan of lemons or limes, but your bars sure looks yummy! I loved the crumbs on top.

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