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Key Lime Pie Dessert Shooters

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When summer hits the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven to make a dessert for yet another potluck where you end up with pit stains and a farmer’s tan! Say no to pit stains and make these key lime pie dessert shooters.

What's better than key lime pie? Key lime you don't have to bake! These amazing no bake key lime pie dessert shooters are a perfect way to glam up your next dinner party!

Next week we’re forecasted to have our hottest day so far this summer with temperatures topping out at 91 degrees.  I’m from the south but I won’t argue that those temperatures are scorching and even though the heat index isn’t in the triple digits like it would be back home this time of year, we live in a house without air conditioning.

It’s brutal when it’s just as hot inside as it is outside.

To keep from melting we have a fan running constantly in the living room and a window fan that draws out the hot air in the kitchen. This barely helps to keep it from turning into a sauna while we cook and bake both for ourselves and for our blogs.

Just to give you an idea of how hot it is our coconut oil {which is normally solid at room temperature} is currently in its liquid form.  And has been that way for days weeks.  Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

What's better than key lime pie? Key lime you don't have to bake! These amazing no bake key lime pie dessert shooters are a perfect way to glam up your next dinner party!

So the thought of turning on the oven to make another recipe for y’all had me cringing and sweating just thinking about it.  So I thought hard to figure out a way to bring my current obsession with limes and cute single serving desserts together without having to turn on the oven.  And the results were amazing.

Today I’m bringing you a fantastic no bake dessert with just…wait for it…five ingredients.

Yeah, you read that right.  No, I’m not kidding.  Yes, you really can do this yourself with just five ingredients, a stand or hand mixer, and a deep unending love of all things lime.

Plus they’re just SO CUTE!  Seriously.  Adorable.

What's better than key lime pie? Key lime you don't have to bake! These amazing no bake key lime pie dessert shooters are a perfect way to glam up your next dinner party!

The great thing about this set up is that you can choose to build this in any glass you want!  Think mason jars, wine glasses, directly out of the bowl with a spoon. Wait, what?

However you choose to enjoy this fabulous, tart, no bake deliciousness is entirely up to you! And if you want to hide it in the back of the fridge and not let anybody else enjoy the splendor I won’t judge. You can even stand in front of the fridge while you eat them. You know, to avoid the pit stains.

Meaghan

 

What's better than key lime pie? Key lime you don't have to bake! These amazing no bake key lime pie dessert shooters are a perfect way to glam up your next dinner party!

Key Lime Pie Dessert Shooters

Yield: 6 -8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz packaged cream cheese, softened
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • The juice of 3-4 key limes, or more if you like it extra tart
  • 4 whole graham crackers, crushed into crumbs
  • 1 Tbs butter, melted
  • Whipped cream, optional for serving

Instructions

  1. In a stand mixer beat the cream cheese on high until smooth. Reduced speed to low and slowly pour in sweetened condensed milk and beat on low speed until completely incorporated.
  2. Roll limes on a clean cutting board to loosen juice and cut, squeezing directly into the mixing bowl. Beat on low speed until completely incorporated.
  3. Pulse graham crackers in food processor until fine crumbs and drizzle in 1 Tbs butter melted pulsing until you have a mixture that resembles wet sand.
  4. Add a layer of graham cracker crumbs to the bottom of your desired glass (the amount needed depends on the size of your glass), spoon the key lime pie filling on top and repeat with another layer of graham cracker crumbs and pie filling.
  5. Top with whipped cream and a lime wedge for serving if desired.

 

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Kaitlyn

Friday 16th of December 2016

These shooters look and sound amazing! I bet they're the perfect treat on a hot, summer day.

Meaghan

Friday 16th of December 2016

They are! They're a great bite to help you think tropical thoughts during the cold winter months :)

~Meaghan

Toni

Sunday 6th of November 2016

I have a bottle of key lime juice "imported" from Key West. What is the liquid volume of key lime juice you use for this recipe?

Meaghan

Thursday 10th of November 2016

You can typically get about 2 Tbs of juice from one lime so for this you'd need 6-8 Tbs of juice.

~Meaghan

Ja

Thursday 18th of August 2016

Can these be made ahead and frozen?

Meaghan

Friday 19th of August 2016

I've never tried that before, but you can make the filling up to a couple days before and just assemble the day of :)

~Meaghan

Mary Osborne

Wednesday 20th of July 2016

Just discovered your blog! Fantastic! PS - I have very vivid dreams too - ALL the time! Must be a "creative person" trait! :-)

Meaghan

Wednesday 20th of July 2016

Thank you, Mary! It's always nice to know you're not alone with the crazy vivid dreams :)

~Meaghan

Kristina

Saturday 9th of July 2016

How do these hold up if I make them a day in advance

Meaghan

Wednesday 13th of July 2016

You can make the filling 3-4 days in advance but I wouldn't assemble them more than an hour or two in advance because the crumbs will soak up the moisture from the filling and make them soggy.

~Meaghan