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These are SO tangy and good!! Homemade Lime Bars in 1 hour!

Lime Bars

This Lime Bar recipe is just like lemon bars, but with a fresh tangy lime twist! Takes just 1 hour to make these tropical treats.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Yields: 12 bars
Recipe by Rachael Yerkes


For the crust

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • Pinch of salt

For the filling

  • 4 large eggs
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 drops green food coloring (optional)
  • Extra powdered sugar as garnish (About 1/3 cup)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Make the crust:

  1. Mix together the flour, sugar, butter, and salt until it forms a very lose dough, much like a pie crust, and pat it into a 9x13 pan.
  2. Bake for 20-25 minutes until just lightly browned.

Make the filling:

  1. Beat together the eggs, lime zest, lime juice,  flour, sugar, and baking powder. If desired, add green food coloring to get a richer green color.
  2. Pour it over cooked crust, and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool 5 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, let cool completely and cut into squares.

Recipe Notes

Like a lemon bar, but with the distinctive and tangy lime flavor. These bars have a flaky buttery crust, a gooey lime center, and are topped with powdered sugar.

Rachael at EazyPeazyMealz.com