These Best Lime Bars are a refreshing, sweet treat after any meal. Tangy and delicious, every bite reminds you of your favorite lime pie recipe, without the hassle of making pie crust. So simple to put together they are the hit of any gathering.
My mom came to visit recently from Southern California. She loves making the trip up to Oregon, not only to see her grandchildren (and me), but to enjoy the serenity of the countryside. Everything is so green here and picturesque in comparison to where she lives. If you want “green” in Southern California you have to water like crazy. We Oregonians rely mostly on mother nature, who has been quite generous with her raindrops this year!
When my mom visits we rarely run around and “do all the things” people might do when someone comes to vacation. Instead, we talk food and make lists of what we are going to cook. These Lime Bars were at the top of our list. We did not plan on making Pierogi, but did twice in a one week period (sheer madness with the amount of work involved). The second pierogi making kept us from making my mom’s Mile High Lemon Meringue Pie, but we’ll get to it next time.
I like to refrigerate my bars before cutting them into squares for a “cleaner” slice, but it’s not necessary. I even love the way they taste when they’re cold…but that’s just me.
The thinly sliced lime on top is optional. It looks pretty and also let’s people know these are lime instead of lemon bars. Looks can be deceiving since they tend to be on the yellow side when it comes to color. If you wanted them to look more green I suppose you could add a drop or two of food coloring if it was important to you. Your call.
It’s hard to enjoy only one, in fact you will need lots of willpower to not consume the whole pan. I wish you luck.
Please let me know how they turn out if you make them. If you follow along on Instagram and make this recipe, make sure to take a picture and tag them #noblepig. Thanks!
The Best Lime Bars
Other Lime Bar Recipes You Might Enjoy:
- No Bake Key Lime Meltaway Bars
- Key Lime Pie Squares
- Coconut Lime Bars
- Blackberry Lime Bars
- Key Lime Brownie Bars