Key Lime Bars
20 min
1 hr 20 min



1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup finely chopped pecans


3/4 cup sugar

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons fresh Key lime juice  

1/4 teaspoon baking powder


1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter softened

2 to 3 tablespoons fresh key lime juice  


Freshly grated Key lime zest


 *Substitute bottled Key lime juice.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all crust ingredients except pecans in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans. Press onto bottom of ungreased 8- or 9-inch square baking pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine all filling ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Pour filling over hot, partially baked crust. Continue baking 18-20 minutes or until filling is set. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine all frosting ingredients except lime zest in bowl. Spread over cooled bars. Garnish with grated lime zest. Store refrigerated.

Tip #1

Run sharp knife around outside of pan to loosen sides.


5Fat (mg)
30Cholesterol (mg)
45Sodium (mg)
20Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  January 07, 2014

These are absolutely delicious. I have made them many times and everyone loves them. they are light and fun.

— says Becky
  November 25, 2013

I made these one time because I love key limes and they were a big hit at a family event. Now every time we get together I get a request to make the key lime bars. Been doing this for about 5 years and no one ever gets tired of them!

— says Dave
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