Lime Bars Recipe

These lime bars are a delicious, sweet and tangy twist on lemon bars. Lime bars are sweet, tangy and taste just like spring in a cookie. These are also a terriffic treat to serve on each day, when everyone loves a little green on their plate.



  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted, plus more for the pan
  • 3/4 cup shelled pecans
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grated lime zest


  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 cans, 28-ounces, sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice


Directions for crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Brush a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with melted butter; line bottom with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on 2 sides.
  3. In a food processer, finely grind pecans with coconut, graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and lime zest; blend in butter; press mixture into bottom and 1-inch up sides of prepared pan; bake until lightly browned, 8 to 12 minutes; cool crust for about 30 minutes.

Directions for filling:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks and condensed milk; add lime juice and whisk until smooth; pour filling into cooled crust, carefully spread to edges.
  2. Bake until just set, about 15 to 20 minutes; cool in pan, then chill at least 1 hour before serving.
  3. Using parchment paper overhang, lift out of pan and transfer to cutting board; with a serrated knife, cut into squares.

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