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May 23, 2012

Mama's Key Lime Bars

With summer arriving, I've been craving the delicious fresh tastes that come with the season. Fresh fruit, vegetables from the farmer's market, light and refreshing summery drinks, and tangy desserts.

Needless to say, my taste buds were pretty happy last Sunday when my mom made Key Lime Bars to add to the dessert spread for my sister's graduation party.

Zesty, lime curd filling, melt-in-your-mouth crisp coconut crust, and that little drizzle of white chocolate cut the tartness of the bars perfectly! Are you drooling yet?

Everyone raved about my mom's cooking - but then again they always do - so I asked her if I could share the recipe!

Well, you all are in for a real treat! These bars would be perfect to bring to a potluck, show off at your 4th of July summer picnic, or just a nice little surprise after dinner. What I would give to be relaxing in a hammock, enjoying one of my mama's Key Lime Bars, and listening to Zac Brown Band! :)

{ Mama's Key Lime Bars }

Recipe by Bonnie Aeschliman



2 cup flour
1 cup chilled butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1/4 tsp. salt


1 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
3/4 cup key lime juice
2 tsp. grated lime zest
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup flour
Powdered sugar for dusting
1 oz. melted white chocolate



1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9 x 13 baking dish.

2) Combine flour, butter, powdered sugar, coconut, and salt in a food processor until it forms moist clumps.
Press into prepared pan and bake 20 minutes or until edges are golden.

3) Whisk sugar, eggs, lime juice, lime zest, baking powder and flour in large bowl until blended. Pour over hot crust. Bake until topping is set and lightly golden, about 25 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar.

4) Cool in pan on a rack slightly. Drizzle with white chocolate. Cool Completely and then cut into squares. They stay best when wrapped tightly and chilled.


Bon Appetit!


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  1. I will probably be making these in the next couple of weeks...they look amaaazzinnng!!!! Just one more reason I need a food processor in my life!!

  2. i love love key lime bars, definitely will be making this recipe for sure!! i love anything citrus for dessert

  3. Meggggggg every single one of your recipes just makes my mouth water! You are just the cutest little baker ever :)

  4. ooh, these look amazing! I love sweet/tart desserts!


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