These Easy Eggless Key Lime Pie Bites are truly fabulous! We have used lemon as well but hands down, if you are a fan of lime, these should be on your bucket list! Refreshing and light these little bites satisfy every time.
Easy Eggless Key Lime Pie Bites
- 1 cup graham crackers, crushed or ground
- 3 tablespoons sugar -
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- Lime Filling:
- 1/4 cup sugar -
- 3 tablespoons grated lime zest
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup instant vanilla pudding mix or 4 serving size
- 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin or 1 packet
- 3/4 cup lime juice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract -
- cooking spray
First you have to prepare the crust. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Prepare your mini muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside. Our pan has 24 holes. In a medium sized bowl combine your graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Add melted butter and stir until combined. Mixture should look like wet crumbs. Place a spoonful of the crumb mixture into the bottom of each muffin cup. We use the bottom of a glass spice jar to press the crumbs into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until browned around the edges. Allow to totally cool. Set aside.
In a large bowl of a stand mixer or using a handheld, combine sugar, zest, cream cheese, condensed milk, vanilla and vanilla pudding mix. Blend until smooth. Scrape down sides of your bowl as needed. Combine gelatin and 1/4 cup of the lime juice in a small bowl. Heat in microwave for 10 seconds. Stir until gelatin is dissolved. You might need 10 more seconds in the microwave. Add gelatin mixture and remaining lime juice to your large bowl and continue to mix until totally blended. Pour filling into a large resealable bag and squeeze mixture towards one of the bottom corners. Cut corner off. Use bag to squeeze mixture on top of each crust. Sprinkle lime zest on top of each bite. Refrigerate for a few hours, if not overnight. Keep cool and serve cool. Enjoy!