Sunday, March 15, 2009

Cookie Club Recipe #6

Are y'all ready for another scrumptious recipe this week? I can't wait to make this one. It is for Key lime bars, similar to the lemon bars but in my book so much better.
They aren't exactly a cookie but who cares? They taste amazing with all of their tangy sweet goodness. Enjoy every bite and hide a few for later. If you don't the little leprechaun's of the house will devour them.

♥Key Lime Bars♥


1 cup plus 2 1/2 Tbs. graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup sugar
5 Tbs. butter (melted)

3 large egg yolks
1 1/2 tsp. grated lime zest
1 14oz. can sweetened condensed milk
( GREEN food coloring if you want to be festive for St. Patrick's Day)

1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 sugar
2 tsp coconut flavoring (this makes the best flavor of homemade whipped topping)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make crust: Stir together graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter in a small bowl. Press evenly into the bottom of an 8 in square glass baking dish. Bake until dry and golden brown about 10 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

Make filling: Put egg yolks and lime zest in the bowl of electric mixer. Mix on high speed until very thick, about 5 minutes. Reduce speed to medium. Add condensed milk in a slow steady stream. Raise speed to high; mix until thick, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low. Add lime juice; mix until combined.

Spread filling evenly over crust using a spatula. Bake, rotating halfway through, until filling is just set, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or over night.

Make the garnish: Cut bars into 2 inch squares. Pour cream into clean bowl of mixer with whisk attachment. Add sugar and flavoring. Mix on medium high speed until stiff peaks form. Garnish bars as you serve them with whipped topping and a lime slice.

Un-garnished bars can be stored in an airtight container in fridge for 3 days.


  1. These sound pretty tasty. I made the caramel cream ones. Pretty good. The kids were excited when they saw me at the counter. The know that any time I am making a cookie it is because "The Cookie Girl" has sent out a new recipe and they are always eager to help.

  2. My mouth is watering thinking about the lemon bars. Sounds delicious.

  3. One of my favorites....but I've never made them!!

  4. Key lime pie is one of my favorites, so I am excited to try this recipe.

  5. Okay, THIS sounds fabulous! You're not helping me any on my quest to lose weight! :)

  6. Thanks for this yummy recipe...can't wait to try it :-) Have a great day, love Evi

  7. Happy St. Patricks day!!!!!!!!!!!!! I signed your follower list and put you on my blog list. I love your blog! I hope you can come by and sign mine.. :)

    Have a green day!

    Jill ;)

  8. Happy St. Patrick's Day - I'm making Key Lime Bars this weekend, they really sound yummy! I'm officially a follower, if you have time stop by and enter my giveaway for a bliss bag filled with body products and some sexy lingerie!

  9. Just found your blog over at SITS and can't wait to explore. These sound fabulous, I love the idea of coconut extract in the topping. Yum!

  10. I love the name of your blog. I think I love it so much because I am addicted to cookies. Well, any good cookies. I'm excited to try this recipe. It looks yummy.

  11. I made these for our March home-ec club refreshments...oh so yummy! Thanks for this recipe :)


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