Strawberry-Lime Bars Recipe
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Strawberry-Lime Bars Recipe

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Our family loves fresh strawberries. I look for ways to use them, like this tempting, yummy dessert with sweet strawberries, tart lime, pretzels and cream cheese. —Alexandra Barnett, Forest, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 2 cups finely crushed pretzels (about 6 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 package (6 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, chopped
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 bar: 201 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 240mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place crushed pretzels and 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl; stir in melted butter. Spread out in an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. To toast, bake 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, add boiling water to gelatin; stir 2 minutes to completely dissolve. Gently stir in strawberries. Cool slightly. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, lime peel, lime juice, vanilla and remaining sugar until blended. Stir in cooled pretzel mixture. Spread into an ungreased 13x9-in. baking pan. Top with strawberry mixture. Refrigerate, covered, 2 hours or until firm. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Strawberry-Lime Bars in Taste of Home June/July 2015

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Reviewed Jun. 5, 2015

"These were delicious! Crust didn't get as firm as I would've liked but I think that's because I used fat free cream cheese. Served with a dollop of whipped topping...yum!"

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