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Key Lime Bars

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Key Lime Bars
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 4 hr 0 min
  • Servings 16
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Delicious and tangy homemade key lime bars with a coconut whipped cream frosting. Cool and refreshing for a hot day! ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1 cup graham crackers, crushed
2 tablespoons brown sugar
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 pinch salt

2 cans (300 mL each) sweetened condensed milk
1 lb (500 g) key limes, juice only (about 1/2 cup juice total)
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1 large egg yolk
1 tablespoon lime zest

2/3 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup toasted shredded coconut (optional)

Steps

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  • 1
    Crush graham crackers in a food processor until they are well ground. Stir in sugar, melted butter, and a pinch of salt. Combine well.
  • 2
    Line an 8x8 baking dish with aluminum foil both ways. Press the foil well into the pan. Fold edges over the pan.
  • 3
    Press graham cracker mixture into pan. Use a measuring cup or other flat tool to press the crust down until it's smooth and evenly flat.
  • 4
    Bake crust at 325°F for 20 minutes. Then let cool completely.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, juice key limes and add to other filling ingredients. Stir well.
  • 6
    Pour filling into pan with cooled crust.
  • 7
    Bake in a water bath at 325°F for 45 minutes.
  • 8
    Remove from water bath and let cool completely until the dish is at room temperature, probably 2 hours.
  • 9
    Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour, but preferably overnight.
  • 10
    When ready to serve, pull foil out of dish and carefully fold it down, releasing the bars. They should keep their shape perfectly.
  • 11
    Whisk together cream, sugar and vanilla until it forms stiff peaks.
  • 12
    Top bars with whipped cream and sprinkle with shredded coconut.
  • 13
    Cut into 16 (4x4) square bars and serve!
 

Nutrition Information

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