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A clear glass tray with Key Lime Cookie Bars. These bars are a fabulous shade of green color. A cookie bar covered with a thin glaze then topped with sparse pieces of lime zest for a little tang to balance the sweet and explosion of flavors.

Key Lime Bars

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Key Lime Bars

Key Lime Bars

Have you tried Key Lime Bars?

You’ve probably had many lime bars, cream cheese pie bars and others, but if you like key lime recipes, you really need to try these!

Why:

Because these Key Lime Bars are sure to please when you have a craving for something a little tart, and a little bit of sweet too. 

They make a great dessert because they are soft, moist and you’ll be amazed at how quickly they come together.  See a cake mix is the base!

You’d never guess though with additional fresh ingredients, it’s a real treat!

A glaze is poured over the top making these Key Lime Bars A.M.A.Z.I.N.G  

Now sprinkle a bit of lime zest over the glaze, for a little burst of flavor and they are gourmet. 

These Key Lime Cookie Bars are such a unique and delicious treat, that will be requested time and again. 

If you’re looking for another lime treat, may I suggest another really yummy dessert, this Easy Key Lime Poke Cake

 




Easy Key Lime Cookie Bars

Ingredients:

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. water




Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

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




Key Lime Bars

A clear glass tray with Key Lime Cookie Bars. These bars are a fabulous shade of green color. A cookie bar covered with a thin glaze then topped with sparse pieces of lime zest for a little tang to balance the sweet and explosion of flavors.

In a large bowl combine the cake mix, melted butter, eggs and 2 Tbl. Key lime juice until it is all blended.Key Lime Bars Press the mixture evenly into the cake pan. 

Cookie Key Lime Dessert Bars

Key Lime Bars

A clear glass tray with Key Lime Cookie Bars. These bars are a fabulous shade of green color. A cookie bar covered with a thin glaze then topped with sparse pieces of lime zest for a little tang to balance the sweet and explosion of flavors.

Bake for 18-23 minutes; until the edges are a very light golden brown.

Cookie Key Lime Dessert Bars 




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 spreadableKey Lime Bars

But you don’t want it too thick.Key Lime Bars Pour the glaze over the key lime bars and spread evenly with a spatula.Key Lime Bars

Cookie Key Lime Dessert Bars

Allow the bars to cool completely before cutting.C

Key Lime Bars

A clear glass tray with Key Lime Cookie Bars. These bars are a fabulous shade of green color. A cookie bar covered with a thin glaze then topped with sparse pieces of lime zest for a little tang to balance the sweet and explosion of flavors.

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Store the Key Lime Cookie Bars in an airtight container.

A clear glass tray with Key Lime Cookie Bars. These bars are a fabulous shade of green color. A cookie bar covered with a thin glaze then topped with sparse pieces of lime zest for a little tang to balance the sweet and explosion of flavors.

Dessert Bars

Carrie Groneman’s recipe. Copyright, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014, 2018

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Magic Bars

Magic Bars Updated

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Magic Bars

Magic Bars

My Grandma Shirley gave me her recipe for Hello Dolly Bars when I was a teenager and they have been a family favorite for years.  I decided to update it a bit by toasting the nuts to bring out their earthy nuttiness and also adding a deeper richer flavor by toasting the coconut.  Click HERE for the recipe.  I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

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Magic Bars

Upscale Magic Bars aka Hello Dolly Bars

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Magic Bars

Magic Bars aka Hello Dolly Bars

My Grandma Shirley gave me a recipe years ago for “Hello Dolly” cookie bars, also known as “Magic Bars”.       

I decided to tweak it and make it a bit upscale for a delightful treat.       

Toasting the nuts and the coconut brings out a wonderful flavor that changes these bars from good to fabulous! (I’m sure Grandma would love this version too! lol)

 




Upscale MAGIC BARS aka HELLO DOLLY BARS

Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened NOT melted

1 ½ cup graham cracker crumbs

1/2 – 1 cup chocolate chips

11 oz. package caramel bits, optional but really makes the recipe

7 oz. package coconut

1 cup chopped nuts, your preference

1 can sweetened condensed milk  

 

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Toast the nuts in a dry nonstick skillet until browned lightly.upscale magic bars

 Toast the coconut (separate from the nuts) in a dry nonstick skillet until lightly browned.upscale magic bars

 Combine the graham cracker crumbs and softened butter. 

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Press firmly into an 8×8” or 9×9” pan.

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On top of graham cracker mixture sprinkle the chocolate chips, nuts, caramel bits and coconut.upscale magic bars

 Pour sweetened condensed milk over all layers and bake for 20 – 25 minutes.

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Cool and cut into bars.

Copyright, Recipe by Carrie Groneman,  A Mother’s Shadow, 2014

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