Lime Bars

Lime Bars

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"A different take on the lemon bars we all love. I actually prefer them to lemon. This is my favorite bar cookie and I'm asked to bring it when going to a potluck or picnic. The recipe says it serves 36, but you can't eat just one of these delicious, tangy lime bars. You can omit the glaze and sprinkle with powdered sugar if that's your preference."


3 h servings 152 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • Calories:
  • 152 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 5.8 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.3g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 83 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12x15-inch baking dish.
  2. Mix 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, and salt in a bowl; cut in butter with a pastry cutter until crust mixture resembles crumbs. Pat crust evenly into bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake crust in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  4. Whisk eggs, 1/3 cup lime juice, 1/4 cup flour, white sugar, 2 teaspoons lime peel, baking powder, and food coloring in a bowl; pour over the crust.
  5. Return baking dish to oven; bake until filling is set, about 25 minutes. Cool thoroughly.
  6. Whisk 1 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and 1 teaspoon grated lime peel to make a smooth glaze; spread evenly over cooled lime bars. Let glaze set before serving.
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  1. 34 Ratings


The fact that this is simply a lime variation of a fairly standard lemon bar recipe doesn’t make these bars any less delicious. Some of these recipes, as does this one, call for flour in the fi...

Made these for a family reunion. Mostly the women liked them, not so much the men. Followed directions with just a couple of changes. While making the middle I used 5 limes so it equaled a li...

I gave these 5 stars because this recipe is delish and even though I made a few small changes, the origional recipe would be still be great! I didn't put the glaze on top, just a dusting of powe...

made these for the Super Bowl party and they were a huge hit! Great color if you are a Seahawk fan!!

I would never use a pan that size to bake it in I really needed a 9x12 I should have know better I bake all the time.The lime filling is to thin and I had to double the froasting then I put t...

Great recipe. Tripled the lime zest and doubled the juice in the bar and doubled the zest and juice in the icing for the extra zip. They were definitely zingy. Everyone loved them and they we...

Delicious. If I were making these for company, I would have followed the recipe exactly. But it was just for my own family, so I cut the sugar back to 1 1/2 cups (in the lime mixture) and just...

I love this twist on the traditional Lemon bars and my husband raved over them!! We live in the Carribean where limes are a local fruit and they added such a fresh, delicious flavor to the bars....

Tasted great but waaaay too much sugar for us. Next time I'll try cutting back by half.