Key Lime Bars
  • 5 cups animal crackers
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 6 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh lime zest
  • 2 14-ounce cans sweetened condensed milk (I used light)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup fresh lime juice
  1. Preheat oven to 325. Line a 9x13 inch pan with parchment paper.
  2. Process animal crackers, sugar and salt to fine crumbs in food processor. Drizzle coconut oil and pulse to incorporate. Sprinkle mixture into prepared pan and press crumbs into an even layer. Bake until fragrant and golden, about 15 minutes.
  3. For the filling, while crust bakes, using a mixer combine cream cheese, lime zest and salt. Whisk in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Whisk in egg and lime juice until combined. Pour filling evenly over crust. Bake bars until filling set and edges just slightly begin to pull away from sides, about 30 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cover pan with foil and refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. Remove from pan and cut into squares.
Recipe adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe
Make about 32 bars
Recipe by Vegging on the Mountain at