Today is a very important day for me. Nine years ago today two life changing events happened. My first grandchild was born early in the morning. She wasn’t expected just then, but her Momma, my daughter N, was in serious trouble with her blood pressure due to preeclampsia with terrible swelling. So they decided to introduce her to the world early by performing a C-section. Happy 9th birthday Princess Keira Cat! A few hours later and hundreds of miles away, my green-eyed Irish guy and I said our vows on a beach in Florida and became man and wife. Happy anniversary my love!
I can only say four words about these key lime pie krispie bars. OH. MY. GOOD. GOLLY! They are fantastic! They have everything you love from the pie including the graham cracker crust. There are graham cracker crumbs on the bottom. The krispies are flavored with lime zest and fresh lime juice as is the white chocolate drizzle on top. The picture isn’t the greatest and doesn’t really do them justice. It was snapped hastily before the last one was grabbed at my father-in-law’s memorial service. They were a big hit and rightly so. Key Lime Pie Krispie Bars
5-6 honey graham crackers, crushed
4 Tbs. butter
10 or 10.5 oz. bag mini marshmallows
zest from 2 limes
2 Tbs. freshly squeezed lime juice
6 cups crispy rice cereal
5-6 oz. white chocolate chips
1 Tbs. heavy cream
1 tsp. solid shortening (such as Crisco)
zest from 1 lime
1 tsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
Place a piece of parchment paper long enough to hang over the sides (you’ll use them as “handles” to lift the bars from the pan) in a 9 x 13 pan. Spray the parchment and the pan with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs evenly over the bottom of the pan. Set aside. Place the butter in a Dutch oven and heat on medium until melted. Add the marshmallows and stir until they’re melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in the lime zest and juice. Pour in the crispy rice cereal and stir until the marshmallow mixture is completely incorporated with the cereal. Press the mixture firmly over top of the graham cracker crumbs in an even layer. Set aside to cool. Combine the white chocolate chips, cream and shortening in a small bowl and microwave on 50% heat in 30 second intervals, stirring between each time, until chocolate is melted. Stir in the zest and juice. Drizzle the chocolate over the top of the bars with a spoon or place the chocolate in a small zip top bag, cut a small piece off one corner of the bottom, and squeeze the drizzle over the top of the bars. Allow the chocolate to set before removing the bars from the pan using the parchment “handles”. Cut into bars. Enjoy!
Wishing you love, laughter and cake,