Looking for something festive and fruity to kick off those hot summer months? We’ve got you covered! These key lime bars featuring cream cheese from our friends over at Kite Hill are no sweat to make, using our to make a delicious, flaky crust, topped with a smooth, tangy key lime topping that will make you want to tango. And did we mention that they’re vegan? Bring them to your next party and everyone will be having a fiesta on their tastebuds!
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a 9×9 inch pan with parchment paper.
Using a stand or hand mixer, combine melted coconut oil and cake mix on medium speed for about 1-2 minutes or until evenly combined and crumbly.
Use hands to press dough into an even layer in the bottom of the pan. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges. Let cool completely.
Place cream cheese, lime juice, and powdered sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on low speed until smooth and creamy.
Spoon filling into crust and spread with a small knife or off set spatula into a smooth, even layer.
Freeze for 2-3 hours until firm. Remove from freezer for 10 minutes to thaw before serving. Cut into mini bars or bites. Garnish with candied key limes or zest.