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Easy 5-Ingredient Key Lime Pie Bars

easy 5-ingredient key lime pie bars Dessert
Easy 5-Ingredient Key Lime Pie Bars
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 9 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 20

Pastry chefs in fancy restaurants across the country love crumbling baked cookies into their pie crusts. While these yummy squares are more family friendly than fancy, our version of the crumbled-cookie crust is just as delish! MORE+ LESS-

July 26, 2018
Pillsbury Cookies
Make with
Pillsbury Cookies

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1
container (16 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
2
cans (14 oz each) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
5
to 6 large limes (3/4 cup lime juice and 2 tablespoons grated peel)
2
containers (6 oz each) Yoplait® Original yogurt Key lime pie

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Cut dough into 1/2-inch slices; place slices on ungreased large cookie sheet. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden. Cool completely, then break cookies into gallon-size resealable food-storage plastic bag. Seal bag, and finely crush cookies with rolling pin.
  • 2
    Pour finely crushed cookies into large bowl; stir in 1 cup of the thawed whipped topping. Press mixture into ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish.
  • 3
    In large bowl, mix condensed milk and lime juice; beat with electric mixer on medium speed until thick and smooth.
  • 4
    Fold remaining whipped topping and yogurt into milk mixture. Spoon onto cookie crust. Top with grated lime peel. Cover and refrigerate about 8 hours or until completely set. Cut into 5 rows by 4 rows. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.

Expert Tips

  • If using a stand mixer, "pulse" the mixer in the beginning to avoid splashing lime juice out of the bowl.
  • When grating lime peel, wash and dry the fruit well first. As you grate the peel, use a light hand to remove just the flavorful colored part of the peel, not the bitter white "pith."

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
140mg
6%
Potassium
190mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
46g
15%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
27g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • This easy take on the classic key lime pie is sure to become a family favorite. Plan ahead for this treat as you need to build in time to bake and let the cookies cool as well as let the completed dish sit in the fridge for at least eight hours. (This makes it a great treat to prepare the day before a party!) Once the cookies are ready you can easily whip this together in less than 15 minutes. And the kids can even help out with crushing the cookies. Our sugar cookie crust is a tasty twist on the traditional cookie crumble bottom. Instead of butter these key lime pie bars mix cookie crumbs and whipped topping for an extra moist and sweet base. This tart, but sweet concoction would make a great addition to any potluck. If you need more bars to fill the dessert table we’ve got plenty more recipes for you.
  • Yoplait is a registered trademark of YOPLAIT MARQUES (France) used under license.

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