6 Reviews

I found this recipe on the Cook's Illustrated website and had to make them. They were so easy to make and turned out wonderful! Just the right amount of lime flavor. They were like little key lime pies! I took these to work and everyone loved them. I believe it took 4 regular limes to get 1/2 cup of juice. Also, I would suggest using the Barnum brand animal crackers as they have more flavor to them than other brands like Stauffers. To me they have a bit of a ginger snap taste that goes really well with the lime. I bet graham crackers would work well too. Thanks for posting this recipe, now I don't have to!

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Pismo June 12, 2009

*Outstanding* recipe Bev. I always have animal crackers in the house, along with cream cheese and the other necessary ingredients for this simple but delicious dessert! Love the tangy sweet and the crunch from the animal crackers did not over power it at all. The condensed milk added to the richness. Loved this, so did my kids! It's a *keeper* thanks for sharing.

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Vseward (Chef~V) September 09, 2007

I had these at a party recently they were terrific! Then I had to hunt down the recipe they were that good!!!

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monkeylar July 23, 2008

I used lots of limes this weekend lol, these bars were terrific, i packed most of them for my friends daughter to take with her on the bus back, because i knew i would eat them all!! She adored them too. No pic bc to be honest my pics were dark and ugly and no comparison to bev's.

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MarraMamba August 27, 2007

Bev, these bars are to die for! we loved the tangy taste of the limes and the crunchy cookie bottom. The animal crackers certainly gives another twist to these bars! And so easy to prepare. The coconut garnish sends you to a tropical paradise! Really easy to make and so refreshing for a summer treat! Thanks for posting this...This is a must try!

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Marz July 09, 2007

I searched everywhere to find a recipe to take to Memorial Day party. I wanted amazing and impressive, and people.....these were the hit of the party!!! Everyone asked who made these?! They were scrumptious! I will make again! The only thing I changed was that I have found RealLime Juice works better for key lime recipes than fresh limes or bottled key lime products. Thanks for posting KathyP53, by the way I find many great recipes from Cooks Illustrated.

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Key Lime Bars With Animal Cracker Crust