Cakery Friday: Key Lime Bars

What’s better in summer time than something sweet, tangy and refreshing? Um, nothing {maybe a margarita? Or two?}.. These key lime bars are all of those things and more. These are my own take on the classic key lime pie. They’re made with a graham cracker crust {plus a little coconut} topped with a creamy and tart {but not too tart}  key lime filling. They have just the right amount of…. everything! Plus they are super duper easy to make.

Gather all of the ingredients.

In a large bowl mix together 3 cups of crushed graham crackers, 2 sticks of melted unsalted butter, 4 tablespoons of sugar and 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes.

Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan that has been covered with aluminum foil and sprayed with nonstick spray.

Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.

Meanwhile prepare the filling: Whisk together 6 large eggs with 2 1/4 cups sugar, 8 tablespoons of flour, 1/3 cup fresh key lime juice and 3 tablespoons of key lime zest.

Pour the key lime mixture over the baked crust and bake again for 25 minutes, until the filling is set. Allow to cool completely and cut into bars.

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