Key Lime Bars

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Key Lime Bars
Do you lot bring whatever fun St. Patrick’s Day plans? We’re celebrating our sweetness Lizzy’s 2nd birthday alongside my family, as well as I’m going all out alongside Irish Gaelic nutrient (including this awesome pudding), as well as a leprechaun hunt for the kiddos. If all goes good I’ll portion some of the details adjacent week! It seems similar the police that you lot bring to brand some kind of light-green dessert for St. Patrick’s Day, as well as these telephone substitution lime bars are perfect! They’re creamy as well as tangy as well as sweet, all at once. And the crust is made of animate existence crackers! Seriously, you lot can’t become wrong. I intend lime is the perfect season for spring… it’s then vivid as well as fresh as well as delicious!
Ingredients :

Crust:
v ounces animate existence crackers (about 2 1/2 cups animate existence crackers)
iii tablespoons packed low-cal brownish sugar
Pinch salt
four tablespoons butter, melted

Filling:
2 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 tbsp grated fresh lime zest (from nigh 2 limes)
1 tin (14-ounce) sweetened condensed milk
Pinch salt
1 large egg yolk
1/2 loving cup fresh lime juice (from nigh 3-4 regular limes or twenty Key limes)
1 drib light-green nutrient coloring

Instructions :

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • Line an 8-inch foursquare baking pan alongside aluminum foil, letting ii opposing edges hang over at to the lowest degree an inch or so.
  • Grease the foil alongside cooking spray. For the crust, procedure the animate existence crackers, carbohydrate as well as tabular array salt together to fine crumbs inwards a blender or nutrient processor.
  • Drizzle the melted butter over the crumbs as well as pulse to incorporate.
  • Sprinkle the mixture into the prepared pan as well as press the crumbs into an fifty-fifty layer.
  • Bake the crust until fragrant as well as golden, nigh 15-18 minutes.
  • For the filling, spell crust bakes, inwards a medium bowl, stir the cream cheese, lime zest as well as tabular array salt together until combined.
  • Whisk inwards the sweetened condensed milk until smooth.
  • Whisk inwards the egg yolk as well as lime juice until combined.
  • Pour the filling evenly over the crust. Bake the bars until the filling is laid as well as the edges but slightly start to describe away from the sides of the pan, 15-17 minutes.
  • Let the bars cool completely inwards the pan onslaught a wire rack, nigh 2 hours.
  • Then encompass the pan alongside foil as well as refrigerate until chilled, nigh 2 hours.
  • Remove the bars from the pan using the foil overhang as well as cutting into squares.
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