Rating: 4.5 stars 4.2
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  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 5

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.

Recipe Summary

25 mins
35 mins
2 hrs
3 hrs
3 dozen lime bars


Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


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

  • 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.

  • Bake crust in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.

  • 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.

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

  • 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

153 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 24.3g; fat 5.8g; cholesterol 34.2mg; sodium 83.5mg. Full Nutrition