Key Lime Larabars

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I had a reader request I try a recipe to recreate the Key Lime Larabars.  I have got to say that I like these a lot.  I am not really a fan of key lime anything, but these little bars are good!  They reminded me of the Coconut Cream Larabars, which are like crack and also my favorite.  These larabars are so easy to make.  How can you not try them when they take only 5 minutes?

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The taste of lime comes out real nice in the finish.  It’s a subtle taste.  I only used the juice of 1 lime, bit you can add more if you like.
Now I have one question.  Is there any flavor I am forgetting about?  I thought maybe the blueberry flavor.  What do you all think?

Key Lime Larabars

Key Lime Larabars

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes

Key Lime Larabars



  • Process the cashews, coconut and almonds until they are a fine powder. 
  • Then add the dates and lime juice until a dough forms.  If the dough looks a bit dry, you can add a few tablespoons of water to help it come together. 
  • Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment leaving enough room for some to come out the sides.
  • Spread dough into the the dish.  It will be very stick and you may need to wet a spatula to help you. 
  • Once the dough is evenly spread, press it down with your palms using the parchment paper. 
  • Place in the fridge for a few hours to set.

79 thoughts on “Key Lime Larabars

      1. I have been buying Lara bars for a long time. I just made your coconut cream pie lara bar recipe and am amazed at how spot on it is! My other favorite Lara bar flavors are apple pie and peanut butter chocolate chip. Do you think you could experiment with those flavors? Please?

  1. I need a food processor to try all these delicious bars. All I have is a blender and it is not doing the job. Can anyone recommend the best food processor for the job?

      1. Thanks for the reply. I have been “sugar free” for 30 days now thanks to your bar, cookie dough, and other sweet recipes. And I have discovered a love of all things with dates. I had never had pitted dates before. So glad I found your info!

  2. my favs are Lemon Bar, Chocoate Chip Cherry Torte, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, and Carrot Cake… you know, if you feel like more Larabar experiments are calling your name! ;)

  3. I cannot WAIT to try these! We love Larabars!! What about cashew cookie? My toddler loves these and the blueberry muffin ones! Thanks for sharing these! Love making no bake healthy treats! Quick ? Are your nuts raw or roasted? Coconut? Thanks again!

  4. About how much lime juice do you get out of a lime? I have the stuff in a bottle and would like to give this a try.

  5. Im really excited to try all the larabar flavours. I cant find the medjool dates anywhere. Is it ok to use another variety of dates? What would the approximate measurment of 12 medjool dates be?

    1. You can use the other dates, but you will need more since the medjool dates are larger. Maybe 15-20? Just guessing. My mother in law gets the medjool dates at Sams Club. I get mine at Whole Foods in the bulk bin. You can buy them on Amazon too.

  6. I just finished my first batch of the lime larabars. AMAZING!!!! I added more lime juice instead of the water just because I love intense lime flavour, and I don’t even like dates. I cant wait to try all the other flavours!

  7. I am planning on making these now. I’d love to see a replica of the carrot cake larabars! I had one the other day and they are DELISH! Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Thank you for these Larabar recipes!! Some more of our favorite flavors are Cherry Pie and Banana Bread. :)

  9. Random question. We live key lime flavored greek yogurt but I hate the added sugar. Do you think I could add lime juice to plain greek yogurt or would it curdle?

    1. Not sure. If you are going to eat it right away, it may be okay. I make my honey mustard dressing with yogurt and lemon juice and it doesn’t curdle.

  10. Hi Melissa, I FINALLY made these Key Lime bars today and they are in my refrigerator as I type. I used 8 Key Limes as I have them locally available in my area because I REALLY wanted to taste lime. One lime wasn’t enough and definitely omit the water IF you use more limes. I couldn’t find unsweetened coconut so with the dates and the coconut, mine are probably sweeter than yours, but we love them. ( I tasted the dough before refrigerating and they are not going to last long, I just know it….LOL )
    To answer the above comment, YES, you CAN freeze them and they hold up very well. I had no idea there were so many varieties of these bars. The Cherry one sounds yummy, too. I don’t cut my bars into big pieces. Instead, I cut them into small, very small, squares….less than an inch square. They last longer in my family of 6.

  11. I love anything lime and made these recently. SOOOO good. A lot of protein and no refined sugar. I used the juice of two medium limes and it was tart and sweet which I love. I just love the protein content and how I can take this with me without the need for refrigeration. I usually eat raw almonds but for this I did buy unsalted roasted almond and cashews
    and did not use coconut since I didn’t have it. It is a sticky dough and once out of the fridge for an hour or so, it does get sticky again so like the recipe suggested, I cut mine into bars and wrapped them in wax paper. Thank you for a great, no bake recipe. Awesome nutrional value.

  12. Loving all these recipes but I need nut free for school lunch boxes. I substitute with pumpkin kernels and sunflower seeds but would be grateful for any tried and true nut-free recipes?

    1. If you ask me about specific recipes, I would be happy to give you a nut free alternative. I use nuts in the larabar recipes because that is what they call for. You can probably sub out sunflower seeds and rolled oats in this recipe to make it nut free. Rice cereal might also work.

  13. Hey love these! Though how long do you think they would last out of the fridge? I ask just because I don’t have a fridge to myself….dried fruit and nuts are okay as long as stored well, but does adding in juice and other bits affect the storage, and how long they last?

    1. I am not sure. I am thinking probably not too long out of the fridge. Maybe a couple days? You can freeze them as well.

  14. Is there a possibility of a Larabar in the flavor of the caramel/coconut/chocolate Girl Scout Cookies? It almost seems wrong to ask a healthy bar to taste like something so sinfully rich!

  15. I saved this recipe on my favorites about 2 months ago and FINALLY got around to making this flavor! Thanks so much for sharing! Absolutely, easy to make & tasty :) I’m excited to give the coconut ones a shot!

  16. Creamsicle Lara Bars!! Substitute the juice and zest of an orange for the lime juice and water, and scrape a vanilla bean into the mix. Sinfully good!

    (BTW, if you buy your vanilla on-line [], you can get 1/4 pound of beans for little more than the grocery charges for just a couple of beans)

  17. I made The coconut larabars and they were a big hit with my family. I will have to try these. Also, I just found medjool dates at wal-mart, I was using other pitted dates. I am going to have to try The other flavor of larabars as well. Thank you.

  18. I am doing the anti-candida diet so am not eating high sugar fruits. Can a low glycemic index liquid sweetener like agave be subbed in for the dates? What volume of liquid do you get out of 12 medjool dates?

  19. Just made these – I only used 6 dates which I find sweet enough. Even my 14yr old son said they taste just like the real thing. I think they taste even better :)
    Thank so much for sharing all your incredible recipes!

  20. do you know if there would be any good substitute for the coconut? I have kids that don’t like coconut, but love key-lime…thanks :)

    1. They should be stored in the fridge. In there they will last a couple weeks. You can freeze them for longer storage as well.

  21. I’ve never had a larabar so I am not sure what I’m missing. BUT, if they taste as good as these, I’ve been missing LOTS! They are deeee-lish! My husband has just recently accepted that peanuts are not a wise snack choice so I made these for him to try. I’ll definitely be trying your other recipes. Thanks so much, Melissa!

  22. OH MY, where do I begin!!! So excited, I just happen to stumble across this site and found all these recipes for the bars!! I’ve bought the kind bars in the past, but to me they were too expensive. As I read through these recipes my mind was thinking, I could sub raspberry in this one. I’m a raspberry anything type person, I love em!! So could you please try to create a raspberry bar?? Thank you so much for creating all these yummy bars!!

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