Key Lime Bars

Delicious and tangy homemade key lime bars with a coconut whipped cream frosting. Cool and refreshing for a hot day!

Key Lime Bars

Ingredients
Crust
  1. 1 cup graham crackers, crushed
  2. 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  3. 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  4. 1 pinch salt

Filling
  1. 2 cans (14 oz each) sweetened condensed milk
  2. 1 lb key limes, juice only (about 1/2 cup juice total)
  3. 1/2 cup Greek yogurt SAVE $
  4. 1 large egg yolk
  5. 1 tablespoon lime zest

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

Steps
  • Crush graham crackers in a food processor until they are well ground. Stir in sugar, melted butter, and a pinch of salt. Combine well.
  • Line an 8x8 baking dish with aluminum foil both ways. Press the foil well into the pan. Fold edges over the pan.
  • 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.
  • Bake crust at 325°F for 20 minutes. Then let cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, juice key limes and add to other filling ingredients. Stir well.
  • Pour filling into pan with cooled crust.
  • Bake in a water bath at 325°F for 45 minutes.