8 Reviews

These were delicious and reminded me of macaroons flavored with lime. I doubled the recipe for a 9x13 pan, using the zest and juice of 3 largish limes, 1-7 oz package of coconut, 2 cans of sweetened condensed milk andd 1-12 oz. box of vanilla wafer crumbs. I'm posting these amounts just to avoid measuring anything. I still baked it for about 25 minutes in a dark metal pan.

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Nana Amy May 16, 2007

I love how easy these are to make, and they're pretty tasty too. I couldn't find key limes, so I used regular limes. I feel like these would be a lot tastier with key limes, but unfortunately they aren't in season right now. Once winter comes, I'm definitely going to try these with key limes.

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rpgaymer July 15, 2013

These were so delicious with the real key lime juice and lime zest. Very chewy and rich. I am making them again a week later because they were so good. I wasn't sure how to tell if they were done, so I ended up leaving them in oven for 30 minutes which was fine.

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kllywlmt June 07, 2013

I had fun with these only tricky part is the dough is a little hard to spread around in the pan but outside of that they're great. I don't know but for some strange reason next time I want to add walnuts and butterscotch chips to the mix and see what happens.Another thought was an adult brownie adding tequilla for a chewy margharita. The possiblilities seem to be endless!!! Thanks for a great recipe..can't stop eating them.

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mrpaul May 26, 2013

I made these last night and, though it was a simple recipe, working with it to put it in the pan was very difficult. The ingredients together formed a very thick and sticky glob. Once cooked, the brownie is very dense. I topped it with a Key Lime drizzle with just a little coconut for a gathering tonight. I'll see what the consensus is at that time. Taste was good, not great.

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yphales May 22, 2013

We esp like all things "Key lime" & the pic by GaylaJ on your recipe is like an "eye candy review magnet". I could hardly wait to make it & had a bit of a fun adventure making Vanilla Wafers to get the job done. Would I do it again? You betcha! I agree w/Gayla that the outcome is more like a bar than a brownie or anything else I can think of that's rich, chewy & loaded w/flavour. It's amazing that such an ingredient-friendly (for most people, unlike myself) & simple-to-prepare recipe accomplishes so much. I made mine in a 9" rd pie-plate & I suggest cutting is sml portions. 2nds are always an option, but 1 sml portion of this rich bar will satisfy even the most ravenous. Thx for sharing this great lime recipe w/us. :-)

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twissis July 13, 2012

Holy cow, these were SENSATIONAL. So easy! -and the flavor? Amazing. They made the whole house smell fantastic. If I could give you another star, I would. Thank you for this keeper.

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ceruleanseven May 09, 2007

I had been intending to try this interesting recipe for some time, and I'm glad I finally got around to it. I happened to purchase a brand of vanilla wafers other than my son's favorite, and he didn't care for them, so I took the opportunity to use them in this recipe. It took almost no time to run the cookies through the food processor and mix them with the remaining ingredients. I had bottled key lime juice on hand and fresh regular limes. Even though key lime juice is suggested, I opted to use fresh regular lime juice. The batter was very thick and a bit difficult to spread smoothly in the pan, but they baked up moist and flavorful. These bars (I think they should be called bars, rather than brownies :) ) get extra credit for being so simple--thanks for posting!

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GaylaJ March 18, 2007
Incredibly Easy Key Lime Brownies