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5 from 6 votes

Healthy Key Lime Pie Bars

These healthy key lime pie bars are made with a sweet and cinnamon-y graham cracker crust, tart lime juice and zest and creamy coconut milk.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time52 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy free key lime pie bars, gluten free graham cracker crust, gluten free key lime pie bars, healthy key lime pie, key lime pie bars
Servings: 9 squares

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 1/4 cup graham crackers
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Filling

  • 1 1/2 cups cashews
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice
  • 1 tbsp key lime zest
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

Graham Cracker Crust

  • In a food processor, blend graham crackers until they are fine crumbs. In a mixing bowl, add graham cracker crumbs, coconut oil, maple syrup and salt and mix well.
  • Pour graham cracker crumb mixture into a greased and parchment lined 8x8 inch baking dish. Press into an even layer to form a crust.
  • Bake crust at 350°F for 12 minutes. Allow crust to cool completely.

Key Lime Pie Filling

  • Soak the cashews for the filling in water overnight or in boiling water for 15 minutes. Drain cashews well.
  • In a food processor, combine soaked cashews, coconut milk, coconut oil, lime juice and zest, maple syrup and salt. Blend for two to three minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides of the food processor a few times. Blend until mixture is completely smooth. 
  • Pour filling over the crust and smooth into an even layer. Top with lime zest and pop into the freezer to set.