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Low Fat Key Lime Bars

User Rating 3.5 Star Rating (5 Reviews)


Low Fat Key Lime Bars

Low Fat Key Lime Bars

Fiona Haynes
These key lime bars are a creamy, tangy low fat treat. I use regular limes rather than the very small key limes, which makes the job of squeezing the limes a little faster! The creaminess comes from the light cream cheese and fat-free condensed milk filling. Do not use evaporated fat-free milk in this recipe.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups low fat graham cracker crumbs (about 5 ounces)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • Butter-flavored cooking spray
  • 8-ounces light tub cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp lime zest
  • 1 14-ounce can fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup lime juice (3 or 4 regular limes)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine cracker crumbs with brown sugar. Lay a sheet of foil in a 8 x 8 square baking pan, with the sides overhanging the edges. Tuck sides under. Spray foil-lined base with butter-favored cooking spray. Press crumb mixture into pan. Briefly spray cooking spray on top, and press again.

In a medium bowl, beat light cream cheese until softened. Add lime zest and condensed milk. Beat until smooth. Add lime juice and beat until well blended.

Pour lime mixture on to crumb base. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until center is just set and edges pull away a little. Allow to cool. Chill for at least 2 hours. Cut into 16 bars.

Per Bar: Calories 144, Calories from Fat 24, Total Fat 2.7g (Sat 1.6g), Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 155mg, Carbohydrate 26.1g, Fiber 0.3g, Protein 4g

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 1 out of 5
NOT low fat!, Member rosegirly

For anyone thinking of making these as a low fat dessert recipe, please do not. Condensed milk and cream cheese *even light cream cheese* is NOT low fat.

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