Living Life the Evie Way

Lime Bars

Lime Bars

When your husband is away on a weekend long Bachelor party and brings home a giant economy sized bag of limes; what do you do with them?!

Make Lime Bars!!!

I am a sucker for lemon bars but have never made the Lime version of them.

So not wanting all those limes to go to waste, Evie and I got to work!

Little girl with butter filled food processor
Evie processing the butter

We made our layer of shortbread to get baking in the oven right away.

Girl using food processor
Pulsing ingredients of Shortbread

Make sure the shortbread is spread into a 9×13 pan evenly.

girl pressing shortbread mixture into pan
Evie making sure everything is spread evenly

This is one of those baking activities that a toddler can easily do. Pressing the dough into the bottom of the pan is a lot like playing with play doh. It helps them understand how to pull and spread the dough.

childs hand pressing into dough
Evie pressing the dough

We popped our shortbread base in the over to bake for 20-25 minutes.

While the shortbread baked, we got to zesting and juicing our limes for our lime topping.

Two zested limes on cutting board

Juicing a lime isn’t so easy for small hands, so I had to do the majority of it. She did try however, after I had almost hand juiced all of them.

One thing I often do is, pop the limes in the microwave for 15 seconds or so. This helps them juice easier.

I can’t squeeze it!

Evie did find that, the limes were quite tasty to chew on while mixing up the other ingredients.

This kid!!

girl eating lime
Loving the Limes

Once all of our limes were juice we prepared the lime mixture to pour over the shortbread base.

little girl stirring lime topping mixture with whisk while eating lime slice
Stir, Stir, bite lime, stir.

We added a bit of green food coloring to give it a more “Lime” color. Plus, its fun!

little girl adding green food coloring to bowl of lime mixture
Add in the Green

Once it was all mixed, we poured it into the pan of baked shortbread and popped it in the oven!

little girl pouring lime mixture into pan of baked shortbread base
Making sure we get it all

After about 25 minutes we removed it from the oven and allowed it to cool completely.

Then we sprinkled it with powdered sugar and sliced it into bars!


little girl sprinkling powdered sugar over baked lime bars
Powdered Sugar

The finished product! They were so delicious! I love Lemon bars and now, I might love Lime bars even more!

Its a refreshing treat any day!!

Can’t wait to eat these!!