Barras de Limón (Simple Lime-Lemon Bars)

by Erica Dinho on July 10, 2012

Barras de Limón (Simple Lime-Lemon Bars)

I have quick and easy recipe for you to sweeten your day. I love this type of dessert, simple, sweet, and tangy. These Simple Lemon Bars are a crowd pleaser, ensuring that everyone will be licking their lips wanting more. I love creamy, citrus desserts. The tangy lemon flavor complements the sweetness of the sweet condensed milk perfectly.

Buen provecho!



    For the crust

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • For the filling

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1(14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Zest of 1 lemon

Barras de Limón (Simple Lime-Lemon Bars)


  1. Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9 by 12 inch pan and set aside.
  2. To make the crust: Combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, zest and sugar. Press into the prepared pan, pressing the crust mixture one inch up the side of the pan. Bake for 7 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
  3. To make the filling: Put the sweet condensed milk in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed, about 2 minutes. Add the egg yolks, lime, lemon juice and zest. Beat until smooth, about 1 minute.
  4. Turn off the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Pour the filling over the baked crust, spreading evenly.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, or until just set. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let its cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Cut into bars with a sharp knife.
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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Juliana July 10, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Erica, what a nice lemony dessert. like the condensed milk in it. Simple and so tasty :)
Hope you are having a great week!


2 rebecca July 10, 2012 at 4:57 PM

like a key lime bar fun


3 Belinda @zomppa July 10, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Simply awesome, you mean! You know how much I love citrus!


4 Barbara July 11, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Of course, anything with condensed milk just has to be delicious! :) Love these bars, Erica!


5 grace July 13, 2012 at 3:25 PM

isn’t sweetened condensed milk just the most wonderful thing!?! great bars ,erica!


6 Chris July 21, 2012 at 3:58 PM

I made these for my kiddos yesterday and the bars were easy to make and delicious.


7 Cindy August 13, 2012 at 6:47 PM

I just made these over the weekend, delicious! So easy to prepare and perfect for the hot weather!


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