Lime Bars


A different take on the lemon bars we all love. I actually prefer them to lemon. This is my favorite bar cookie and I'm asked to bring it when going to a potluck or picnic. The recipe says it serves 36, but you can't eat just one of these delicious, tangy lime bars. You can omit the glaze and sprinkle with powdered sugar if that's your preference.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs
3 dozen lime bars


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter

  • 4 eggs

  • cup lime juice

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons grated lime peel, or more to taste (Optional)

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 drop green food coloring, or as desired (Optional)

  • 1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12x15-inch baking dish.

  2. Mix 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, and salt in a bowl; cut in butter with a pastry cutter until crust mixture resembles crumbs. Pat crust evenly into bottom of the prepared baking dish.

  3. Bake crust in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.

  4. Whisk eggs, 1/3 cup lime juice, 1/4 cup flour, white sugar, 2 teaspoons lime peel, baking powder, and food coloring in a bowl; pour over the crust.

  5. Return baking dish to oven; bake until filling is set, about 25 minutes. Cool thoroughly.

  6. Whisk 1 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and 1 teaspoon grated lime peel to make a smooth glaze; spread evenly over cooled lime bars. Let glaze set before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

153 Calories
6g Fat
24g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 153
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 84mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 21mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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