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Key Lime Bars

Key Lime Bars

Key lime bars with a buttery and tangy flavor.

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20 min
Prep Time
1 hr 20 min
Total Time



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.

Nutrition (1 bar)

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