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{No Bake} Key Lime Meltaways

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Cathy Trochelman


  • 1 1/2 c. prepared sugar cookies crumbled
  • 2/3 c. unsalted butter softened (not melted)
  • 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. key lime juice
  • zest of 2 key limes
  • 3-4 key limes sliced, for garnish


  1. Combine cookie crumbs and 1/3 c. butter in a medium bowl. Press onto bottom of an 9-inch square pan. Refrigerate until firm.
  2. Combine powdered sugar, 1/3 c. butter, key lime juice, and key lime zest in a small bowl. Beat at medium-high speed until light and smooth. Spread over crust.
  3. Score bars to desired size (approx. 1 1/2 inch squares) and top each square with a key lime slice.
  4. Cover bars and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Store in refrigerator. Remove lime slice before eating.
  5. (*Recipe adapted from The Cookie Cookbook: Citrus Cream Bars)