Old-Fashioned Bake Sale ~ Key Lime Bars

Friday, July 22, 2011
Isn't citrus so cooling and refreshing? -- especially lime. Seems I only make these wonderful bars in the summer months. They always make a splash and are perfect for toting to a picnic or cookout.

Key Lime Bars
(Printable Version)

2-1/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided
2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder, divided
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
5 large eggs
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup fresh lime juice (use Key Limes if you can get them)
powdered sugar or coconut for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 13x9x2 inch baking dish. In a medium bown, combine 2 cups flour, confectioners' sugar and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press mixture into prepared baking dish. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until lightly browned. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, sugar, juice, 1/4 cup flour and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. Pour over hot crust. Bake 22-25 mintues or until lightly browned. If desired, spinkle top with powdered sugar or coconut. Makes about 2 dozen bars.


  1. They sound great Gail! I'm sure the lime is very refreshing:@)

  1. I may make these this weekend! Citrus is refreshing in these good old summer time days!

  1. B-Z-Quilting said...:

    These look wonderful and my family and I love anything with lemon or lime. Enjoy your Friday and weekend! Rhonda

  1. cindy said...:

    so yummy.

    I think I’ll have some for myself.


  1. Emelia DiCarlo said...:

    Enjoying your posts! Thank you for the recipe and your blog. Hope you are keeeping cool. I am shocked already 95 degrees in our NJ suburb! It is only the AM!

  1. These are one of my favorites with lime or lemon. I don't know why I never thought of sprinkling coconut on top-that is a great idea. Thank you!

  1. Christie said...:

    These key lime bars look amazing! I will try these...yum! And yes, I agree, if I didn't have to take my little crew of three to buy clothes, we would avoid the mall altogether! Rob says I 'save' too much money with my 'deals!' Thanks for your visits to Three Pixie Lane! I am a new follower of Faithfulness Farm!! Sincerely, Christie

  1. Shug said...:

    Hi Gail...I think I'll make these tomorrow.. My daughter is having a "coaches wifes get-together"
    tomorrow at her new home.. I wanted to bake something for her and this recipe is perfect..

  1. Jenn said...:

    I LOVE key lime everything. Your bars sound delicious.

  1. Ooooo I love key lime anything!! These look fabulous!

  1. Lynnie said...:

    I am so making these this week when my sister comes for a visit! She is 'dieting', but there will be no hope for her when she gets here.. as I delight in feeding those who take refuge here for even a day or weekend visit! LOL. Thanks for sharing!

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