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20 of the Best Key Lime Pie Bar Recipes (All Types)

Key lime pie bars are the perfect sweet for dessert that everyone will love. In this article, we gathered the best recipes for Key Lime Pie bars that you can try.

Key Lime Pie Bar in a plate.

Key lime pie bars are the perfect dessert. They arete kind of sweets that almost no one can turn down. I am a very sociable single man, and I have served these dessert bars at more than one of my dinner parties. As with so many desserts nowadays, the vegan versions of key lime pie bars are every bit as delicious as the conventional forms. I have also added recipes for making whole key lime pies, as these can be sliced and diced to make pie bars. Here are some of my favorite recipes.

1. A Traditional Key Lime Pie Bar With a Twist.

Key Lime Pie Bar and lemon juice.

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This dish is loaded with a tasty graham cracker crust and features tangy lime flavor. The texture is akin to that of a cheesecake, and this particular recipe uses traditional Persian limes. However, you need not stick to the latter types of limes. Mexican and West Indian limes are just as tasty and available. The important thing is to use key limes rather than regular limes. The former has yellow rather than green juice. Key limes also tend to be more fragrant and have a stronger flavor that traditional limes.

2. Making Key Lime Bars From Scratch.

Key Lime Pie Bar and slice of lime.

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The ability to make a dish from scratch is a skill that most people would like to show off. If you like to regal your dinner guests with stories of you made the food they are eating, then this recipe is for you.

The fact is, it does not take much time and energy to make key lime bars from scratch. The basics are as follows. For the crust, combine the graham crumbs, sugar, and butter. Then press into an 8-inch square baking pan. You must bake the bars at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. Allow the bars to cool before adding the filling.

3. For Those Who Prefer a Vanilla Wafer Crust.

Key Lime Pie Bar and lemon zest in a plate.

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To get the desired outcome, it is best to use a food processor. You will need to combine vanilla wafers and sugar and pulse until you have fine crumbs. This will be the basis of your crust. You will then need to add butter and pulse again until it is evenly moistened. Follow the recipe to complete.

4. Here is Another Great Traditional Way of Preparing the Bars.

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This recipe includes 6 ingredients. It also calls for the use of cream cheese, which adds a wonderful cheesecake flavor. The spiced gingersnap crust is a wonderful complement to the tangy, tart, and creamy lime filling.

5. Who Wants Lemony Key Lime Pie Bars? (Hands raise)

Key Lime Pie Bar and slices of fresh lime.

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These are sweet, tart and tangy lemon key lime pie bars. There is a vanilla butter crust and lime salt on top. This dish is quite easy to make and can be completed with a few simple ingredients. The crust is rich, buttery, and full of vanilla flavor and the filling is lavishly creamy. A dollop of whipped cream and a dash of lime salt will enhance the flavor.

6. The Creamier the Key Lime Pie Bars the Happier You Will Be.

Key Lime Pie Bar in a plate.

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It is important to get the mixing right with this recipe. You will need a large bowl to mix everything properly. Whisk all filling ingredients until smooth and incorporated. Only then will you be ready to pour the filling into a cooled crust. You should bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until you see the edges start to set.

7. The First of Many Vegan Key Lime Pie Bars.

Fresh Strawberry and Key Lime Pie Bar.

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Here you will get key lime pie bars that are tart and tasty. The dish consists of a tasty graham cracker macadamia nut crust. This recipe calls for cashews. You will need to soak the cashews ahead of time so make sure you plan accordingly.

One of the best things about these bars is that they will keep in the freezer for up to a week. This allows you to make them well in advance of an upcoming gathering or eat them over time as a snack.

8. You Can be Healthy Without Depriving Yourself of Tasty Treats.

Key Lime Pie with lemon zest in a chopboard.

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One of the most persistent myths is that staying fit and healthy requires you to give up sweet foods. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is overindulgence in sweets, not indulgence in them, that causes weight-gain and its associated health problems.

These healthy key lime pie bars are made with tart lime juice and a touch of maple syrup. The creamy filling is poured on a delicious no bake cookie crust that is sweetened with dates. The recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan.

9. No Bake Key Lime Pie Bars—Not Mysterious

Key Lime Pie and a cup of coffee.

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It requires no special power of mind to make this dessert dish. The pie bars are made with creamy cashew filling, crunchy crust, and a good dose of lime flavor. Overall, they make for the ultimate healthy treat.

This recipe will take you through the steps of making a no bake crust. This particular crust is made with oats, pecans, dates, and coconut oil. All you need to make the crust is a food processor. The ingredients can be added in and pulsed until it has a sandy and somewhat sticky texture.

10. These Skinny Vegan Key Lime Pie Bars are Made From Avocados.

Key Lime Pie with vanilla frosting.

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This is no extreme recipe. Avocados taste quite tasty in dessert dishes—when added with certain other ingredients. Some say avocados are overused in vegan dishes. This is not the case. In this dish, you will not taste the avocado at all. Instead, the key lime is the dominant flavor.

One of the great things about these skinny bars is that they stay firm in the fridge owing to the coconut oil, avocados, and honey. They are easily cut and transported, which means they make for the perfect on-the-go snack food.

11. For Those Who Like it Raw.

A slice of lime and Key Lime Bar.

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These raw key lime pie bars require no baking. They are gluten-free, vegan, and quite delicious. The creamy filling is made with macadamia nuts, which brings the feel and flavor of the tropics.

You will need to soak the macadamia nuts, and then drain them afterword. The butter, lime juice, coconut milk, coconut oil, brown rice syrup, and matcha powder can all be mixed in a food processor or high-speed blender.

To firm the bars up, you should put them in the freezer for 2 hours or in the fridge overnight.

12. Grain-free Key Lime Pie Bars for Avocado Lovers.

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These vegan bars have a silky texture with a cool, sweet, crumbly and buttery crust. They are made without sugar, egg yolk, or condensed milk. Healthier vegan-friendly ingredients are used instead. The recipe calls for a range of plant-based condiments. However, once you have made the bars and are ready to serve, you can top them off with homemade coconut whipped cream.

13. Another Raw Deal—in the Delicious Sense of the Phrase!

Key Lime Pie Bar with lemon zest.

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Here, you must be sure to soak the raw cashews in cold clean water overnight at room temperature. You should also process pecans and pitted dates in a food processor until the mixture will hold together in your hand.

Strain and rinse the cashews and blend together with lime juice, maple syrup, coconut cream, and 1 teaspoon of lime zest in a high-speed blender. Be sure to spread the filling evenly over the crust and sprinkle the remaining lime zest over the top.

14. Gluten-free and Dairy-free Coconut Key Lime Pie Bars: the Height of Healthiness.

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These bars are made with wholesome ingredients and are the perfect dessert for those who are trying to watch their weight or get fit. After you blend the cashews, coconut milk, key lime juice, coconut oil, and honey together (until smooth), you will need to fold in the lime zest, pour the mixture on top of the crust, and let the entire thing sit for about 4 hours.

15. The Ultimate Summer Treat.

Key Lime in a glass with vanilla frosting.

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These key lime pie bars are cool and refreshing—a perfect relief from a blazing summer sun. They are gluten-free and dairy-free. If you use lime juice, you may need to use honey to make the bars sweeter. Also, be sure to taste the filling before pouring it over the crust.

16. Here is Another No-bake Vegan Key Lime Pie Bar Dish.

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These sweet and refreshing vegan coconut lime bars are perfect as a post-dinner treat. As you will have seen from the recipe, there is no baking required. You will start with a tigernut-date crush and finish with a spoonful of homemade whipped coconut cream. You should serve this dish chilled and top it with a toasted coconut and a key lime wedge.

17. Save Yourself the Trouble of Baking.

Key Lime Pie Bar with chocolate frosting.

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These are more gluten-free key lime pie bars that can be made without baking. They are perfect for warm weather snacking.

All you need are a few simple ingredients, including, walnuts, almonds, and dates. You should use fresh dates if you can to create a sticky paste sturdy enough to hold the bars together. However, if you want to use dates that you already have, then you should soak them in water for 15 to 20 minutes before blending them with the nuts.

18. Make Your Bars from a Classic Key Lime Pie.

Key Lime Pie, fresh slices of lime and biscuit.

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The key to a great key lime pie is the crust. Making a classic crust for a classic pie is simple.

You must first stir together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. All of the crumbs should be fully coated in the butter. You will then need to press the mixture into a 9-inch pie plate. Then bake the crust for 8 to 10 minutes.

You should set the crust aside for at least 10 minutes so that it cools down and firms up enough to take the batter.

19. An Easier Way to Make a Key Lime Pie.

Key Lime Pie Bar with lime zest and slice of lime.

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This recipe brings together creamy and citrusy filling and a scrumptious graham cracker crust. This recipe will allow you to make a delicious pie in about 10 minutes. You do not need a food processor for this recipe.

One of the great things about key lime pie is that you can store them in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can have some of the pie you made immediately, and then make pie bars down the road.

20. A Final Key Lime Pie Dish—for Good Measure.

Key Lime Pie with vanilla frosting in a plate.

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This dish can be easily made. It is important to pay close attention to the filling. To make it, you will need to whisk egg yolks with the condensed milk, add lime juice, and whisk it again. You will then be ready to pour it into the prepared base.

You should bake for 30 minutes or until it sets. This happens when the crust starts to color around the edges.

After you remove the pie from the oven, let it sit and cool until it has reached room temperature. Then chill it in the fridge for 2 hours. Never put a pie in the fridge that has come directly from the oven.