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Lime Cooler Bars Recipe

Lime Cooler Bars Recipe

From Ottawa, Kansas, Dorothy Anderson shares a family favorite that's guaranteed to get thumbs-up approval from your gang, too. Lime juice puts a tangy twist on these tantalizing bars, offering a burst of citrus flavor in every mouthwatering bite.—Dorothy Anderson, Ottawa, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:36 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Additional confectioners' sugar


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour and confectioners' sugar; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pat into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, lime juice and peel until frothy. Combine the baking powder and remaining flour; whisk into egg mixture. Pour over hot crust.
  • 3. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into squares. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 123 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 51mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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linzerbug User ID: 161685 226688
Reviewed May. 21, 2015

"My family loves these bars. I made them again last night for a birthday party. I did a couple of changes to enhance the fresh citrus flavor, by adding a juice of one lemon in addition to the lime juice and finely chopped the zest of 3 limes and 1 lemon. Received rave reviews stating they were the best citrus bars ever made. Maybe this will help those that find the bars lacking in fresh flavor, although I think the original recipe is very good!"

[email protected] User ID: 1490338 102599
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2010

"I was disappointed there was not more lime flavor to these. I even used fresh lime juice."

LKAM User ID: 1308936 62937
Reviewed May. 24, 2009

"I've made these time and again to raves from family and friends."

pandabrower User ID: 3011980 111054
Reviewed May. 14, 2009

"Definetly would add more lime to the mix. I don't know if i would make them again"

zrada User ID: 1403476 205013
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2009

"i also add 1/2 cup line juce all liked then at the hosp volunteer tea

thanks janet s winona,mn."

peach08 User ID: 163203 102552
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2008

"I made these once with anticipation that they'd be tangy and flavorful like lemon bars. Maybe I didn't make them correctly, but they seemed a bit overly sweet and not enough lime flavor showing through. They were good though, and the crust was I would probably try them again with more lime added."

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