Key Lime Squares

Lynn demonstrates Key Lime Bars.  These are very easy to make and delicious for a dessert or snack.  Adapted from Publix.  Makes 16


  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 limes, for zest
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup Key lime juice
  • 2 cups frozen nondairy whipped topping, such as Cool Whip, thawed
  • 24 gingersnap cookies, finely crushed
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 325°.  Spray a 9" square baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.

Melt butter; set aside to cool slightly.

Zest/grate lime peel to get approximately 1 Tablespoon.  Separate eggs, keeping just the yolks.  Whisk egg yolks and zest 1-2 minutes or until pale in color and slightly thickened.  Whisk in condensed milk and Key lime juice; set aside.  Set topping out to thaw.

Place cookies in food processor bowl; process until crumbs are fine.  Place crumbs in medium bowl (reserving 2 Tablespoons for garnish), stir in butter and sugar.  Press mixture into bottom and slightly up sides of 9" prepared baking dish.

Pour lime juice mixture in dish.  Bake 20-25 minutes or until filling is set and light golden.  Cool completely in pan (or chill 1 hour) before cutting.  Top with whipped topping; sprinkle with reserved crumbs.  Serve.

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