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Key Lime Bars

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 20 min
  • Servings 36
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Classic Key lime pie taste in a bar! These easy-bake citrus bars are a refreshing treat for everyday or on any dessert buffet.

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups coconut cookie crumbs, (17 cookies)
3
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1
package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1
can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1/4
cup Key lime juice or Regular lime juice
1
tablespoon grated lime peel
Lime peel or strawberries, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease square pan, 9x9x2 inches.
  • 2 Mix cookie crumbs and butter thoroughly with fork. Press evenly in bottom of pan. Refrigerate while preparing cream cheese mixture.
  • 3 Beat cream cheese in small bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in milk until smooth. Beat in lime juice and lime peel. Spread over layer in pan.
  • 4 Bake about 35 minutes or until center is set. Cool 30 minutes. Cover loosely and refrigerate at least 3 hours until chilled. For 36 bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows. Garnish with lime peel. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Melting butter and softening cream cheese is easy when you microwave. Microwave butter 1 minute on High in a microwavable bowl to melt and unwrapped cream cheese 15 seconds on High to soften.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
105
Calories from Fat
55
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6 g
Saturated Fat
3 g
Cholesterol
10 mg
Sodium
70 mg
Total Carbohydrate
11 g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
2 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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