Lime Bars

It’s time for a sweet for my Sweets and that includes y’all!  Over the past few weeks I’ve had so many positive comments, likes, shares, pins and met some great new friends.  You all have made me just giddy with happiness, so I thought we should celebrate with a sweet treat.
If you’ve been following A Southern Soul for a while, you know about my love for citrus-y desserts.  I know that’s probably not really a word but who cares – I love lemons, limes, oranges and so does the rest of my family. These Lime Bars are sweet, tart with a buttery graham cracker crust.
www.asouthern-soul.blogspot.comI wish we could all sit down together, have one of these treats along with a big cup of coffee and share some stories about the things we love. Thank you friends, for reaching out and loving on me.
It’s a pleasure to meet you and share about food, family and life…
lime bars
lime bars
Lime Bars
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Sweet lime bars with a slight little pucker!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
  • 1 sleeve graham crackers
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar - packed
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • pinch salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter - melted
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest - about 2 limes
  • 3 ounces cream cheese - softened
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • pinch salt
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice - about 5 limes
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Line an 8-inch square baking pan with tinfoil, letting two edges hang over for easy removal after baking.
  1. Lightly coat foil with cooking spray.
  2. To make crust - process graham crackers, sugar, zest and salt together to fine crumbs in a blender or food processor.
  3. Drizzle melted butter over crumbs and pulse to blend.
  4. Place mixture into prepared pan and press crumbs to make and even layered crust.
  5. Bake the crust until lightly browned, about 15-18 minutes.
To make filling - in a medium bowl, stir cream cheese, lime zest and salt together until smooth - I use a spatula.
  1. Whisk in sweetened condensed milk, egg yolk and lime juice until combined.
  2. add one very small drop of green food coloring if you like to perk up the lime color.
  3. Pour filling over the crust making sure to smooth out to edges of pan.
  4. Bake bars until filling is set and edges just begin to pull away from sides of the pan about 15-17 minutes.
  5. Let bars cool completely in pan set on a wire rack - about an hour.
  6. Cover pan with foil and refrigerate until chilled. Remove bars from pan using the foil "handles" and cut into squares.
  7. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.


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  1. Those look delish! I love key lime or lime anything. Pinned. ☺

  2. YUM! I need to try this!! We are big fans of lime around here. I'm pinning this, for sure!

  3. I have a fresh Key Lime tree from a local chain hardware store this summer that is crazy full. Can I use the Key Lime interchangeably?

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