Key Lime Pie Bars

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 Technically mine is a bar…. 😉 I was thinking about key lime and how tasty that is. And I wanted to transfer the taste from a pie to a bar. So here is what I came up with.

Key lime pie bars

I’m kind of on a lime kick lately. I have a few more lime desserts I’ll be sharing over the next while. But for now here are these. 


Key Lime Pie Bars


  • 4 Tbsp soft shortening
  • 4 Tbsp soft margarine
  • 1 box Key lime Pie Filling Mix
  • Zet of 2 lmines
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ts pbaking soda
  • 1/2 tsp alt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • Glaze
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • Zest from 1 lime
  • Juice from 1-2 limes


  1. Preheat oven to 350•F.
  2. Prepare a 8x13 cake pan by lining it with parchment paper, letting the parchment paper hang out the edges (for handles.)
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine shortening, margarine, pie mix powder,zest and sugar and mix well.
  4. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine baking soda, salt, and flour.
  6. Mix together sour cream and buttermilk.
  7. Add the flour mixture and buttermilk mixtures alternatively.
  8. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 20-28 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  9. Let bars cool in pan for 10 minutes and then using the parchment paper handles.
  10. Cut bars and place on a cooling rack with a space between them.
  11. Combine the icing sugar and zest and just enough juice to make a glaze.
  12. Pour over bars and let dry.


Now on to all the other yummy Christmas Cookies!  

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 So, so Many yummy looking things right?!

Just Rhonda

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