Blackberry Lime Bars

By Maria Lichty

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Blackberry Lime Bars made with a creamy, lime filling, fresh blackberries, and an easy graham cracker crust. These lime squares are a family favorite dessert! 

Blackberry Lime Bars are made with a creamy, lime filling, fresh blackberries, and an easy graham cracker crust.

Whenever I get asked to bring a dessert to a summer potluck, I usually make and take my Lemon Blueberry Bars or my Lemon Raspberry Bars. They are always a hit. If you’ve made them, you know what I am talking about.

My new favorite bar recipe are these Blackberry Lime Bars. They are similar to the oh so loved lemon bars, but made with lime and blackberries. If you like the lemon bars, you need to try this recipe too. These easy lime squares are a great summer treat!

Blackberry Lime Bars made with a creamy, lime filling, fresh blackberries, and an easy graham cracker crust. Perfect summer dessert!

Josh LOVES all things lime so he was thrilled about the lime bars…until I told him I was taking them to a party. He wasn’t happy about that. He wanted ALL the lime bars to himself. He kept hovering around the kitchen while I was making them. I knew I had to keep my guard up:)

Blackberry Lime Bars have a creamy, lime filling, fresh blackberries, and an easy graham cracker crust. A family favorite dessert!

The bars start with an easy graham cracker crust. You only need crushed graham crackers, sugar, melted butter, and a pinch of salt to make this no-fail crust.

Blackberry Lime Squares Recipe with a creamy, lime filling, fresh blackberries, and an easy graham cracker crust.

To make the creamy lime filling, you need egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, lime zest, and fresh lime juice. Mix until smooth and pour the filling over the baked graham cracker crust.

Place fresh blackberries into the filling and bake! Let the bars cool, cut into squares, and ENJOY!

These creamy, tart lime bars dotted with juicy blackberries are DREAMY! You need to make them this summer.

Josh kept dancing around the bars, so I let him taste one before I took them to my party. He gave them two thumbs up…and then he went to the store to buy more ingredients to make the bars for us. I guess one Blackberry Lime Bar wasn’t enough:)

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Blackberry Lime Bars have a creamy, tart lime filling, fresh blackberries, and an easy graham cracker crust.

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Blackberry Lime Bars

Blackberry Lime Bars are made with a creamy, tart lime filling, fresh blackberries, and an easy graham cracker crust. They make a great summer or anytime dessert.
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For the crust:

For the filling:

  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, sugar, and pinch of salt. Stir until graham cracker crumbs are moist. Press crumbs firmly into prepared pan. Bake the graham cracker crust for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Meanwhile, combine the egg yolks and condensed milk in a medium bowl. Stir in the lime zest and lime juice. Stir until mixture is smooth and begins to slightly thicken.
  • Pour the lime filling evenly over the graham cracker crust. Place the blackberries evenly into the lime filling, pushing them down a little. Bake for 15 minutes, or until just set.
  •  Cool to room temperature, then chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour before serving. Cut into squares and serve.
  • Note-Bars will keep covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Oh it’s like my favorite pie (key lime pie!) with my favorite late Summer berry! Definitely going to give these a try! 

  2. Oh Maria- these are just stunning! And I can only imagine how delicious that lime is with the blackberries and graham cracker crust. SWOON!

  3. well now i need to make your blueberry lemon bars too! good thing i have GF graham crackers! YESSSS~

  4. LOVE THIS recipe! I made it last night for dinner and it was a HIT! It was SUPER easy to make and SOOO GOOD! Defiantly making this again!
    Just one quick question have you ever made this with the Eagle Brand Fat Free Sweet Condensed Milk?

  5. 5 stars
    Fast, easy and delicious. They are so beautiful. We have Marionberries in our yard so I subbed them for the blackberries. They are more like a boysenberry but work well with lime.

  6. 5 stars
    Lime and blackberry is such a good combination! These are the first citrus bars that I have ever made and they were a hit. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. I love this combination, and it was so simple to put together I had my six-year-old basically take control. I don’t know how but ours came out incredibly sweet, yikes! almost too sweet for my taste

  8. 5 stars
    I’ve made this twice. The second time, I used a shortbread crust because I had no graham crackers. Yummy, both times. It is very sweet. No one in my family complained. The berries are so perfect in this. Thank you.

  9. 5 stars
    This is a great recipe — very easy, even for a “beginner baker” like me. I was left after a party with a big bag of blackberries and a huge box of graham crackers, so I was looking for a recipe to utilize both. WOW, are these delicious! I made a batch and between me and the two guys I live with, they were gone right away. Good thing I still had a ton of ingredients because a second batch was definitely necessary!