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I love chocolate, but key lime pie is my favorite dessert. I love the tanginess of the lime with the sweetness of the graham cracker crust and then whipped cream on top. It’s like a flavor explosion in my mouth.
The problem with pie is that I have to make at least two in order to have enough for my whole family, so this is the reason I decided to try to come up with similar flavors in a bar form. I couldn’t have the crust of a bar be graham cracker crumbs since a bar is to be eaten with just your hands, so I had to substitute there, but I have been very pleased with the result. I have not eaten these with whipped cream, although I am sure I will once I have whipped cream in the house at the same time as I have these bars in the house.
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups flour
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
Combine these ingredients and press into a greased 9×13 pan (I find my hands work best for this. Please take the time to admire my lovely manicure). Bake for 18 minutes.
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 beaten eggs
- 4 tablespoons key lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour over crust after crust has been removed from oven. Return to oven and bake for an additional 25 minutes.
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- just enough key lime juice to make a runny glaze, I generally end up with about 2-3 teaspoons
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This is the key lime juice that I use, and it is sooooo good! Nellie & Joe’s: Key West Lime Juice, 16 oz (2 pack)