Key Lime Bars

Refreshingly Tart Key Lime Bars
Key Lime Bars

These are sure to please when you have a craving for something a little tart and a bit of sweet.  

Very soft, really moist and extremely tasty.

Key Lime Bars


1 Tbl. softened butter

1 ½ – 2 Tbl. sugar

1 Key Lime cake mix

½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted

2 eggs

2 Tbl. Key lime juice

½ cup powdered sugar

2 tsp. Key lime juice

1-2  tsp. waterKey Lime Bars 1


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

With the 1 tablespoon of softened butter, evenly coat a 9×13” cake pan.Key Lime Bars 2Pour in the sugar and tip the pan to evenly distribute the sugar. Key Lime Bars 3

In a large bowl combine the cake mix, melted butter, eggs and 2 Tbl. Key lime juice until blended.Key Lime Bars 4Press evenly into the cake pan.  Bake for 18-23 minutes; until the edges are a very light golden brown.Key Lime Bars 6

As soon as the bars come out of the oven, prepare the glaze.

In a small bowl combine the powdered sugar, 2 tsp. key lime juice and just enough water to make is spreadable, but not thickKey Lime Bars 7

Key Lime Bars 8Pour over the key lime bars and spread evenly with a spatula.Key Lime Bars 9Allow bars to cool completely before cutting.Key Lime Bars 10

Store in an airtight container.

Carrie Groneman’s recipe. Copyright, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014

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  1. Carrie,

    We think so much a like. I would love these key lime bars and I really like how easy they are to make.

    Thanks for sharing. I pinned them to try soon.
    Diane Roark

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  3. These bars are just what I am craving now that we are heading into springtime! Yum! I am stopping by from #GetHimFed Friday to let you know that your Key Lime Bars will be featured tomorrow. Thanks for linking up and hope to see you back this week!

  4. I love key-lime! I’ve been looking for the juice for weeks. Where in the store is it? I’ll come back to get your reply. Thanks! Glad I found this on Tempting Tuesday!

    • Hello! I find it next to the lemon and lime juice in the isle along with the grape and cranberry juice and such. Let me know if you need help. THANKS for stopping by.

  5. Carrie, you totally found my weakness here, as I love key lime and anything with it for desserts usually are a hit with me. Pinned, tweeted and shared, too. Want to try soon and thank you for sharing these with us today :)

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