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Lime Chiffon Squares

Lime Chiffon Squares. This no bake cookie bar is based upon our very popular Strawberry Chiffon Squares. This version has the bright, tangy flavour of lime you’ll love!

Lime Chiffon Squares close up photo of squares on a white plate

Lime Chiffon Squares.

I’ve been meaning to experiment with our very popular recipe fro Strawberry Chiffon Squares for quite a while now. The original recipe is one that we have loved for many years in our extended family.

Almost everyone in our family makes those. From aunts to siblings and cousins, you are likely to find these in the freezer, particularly around Christmas time.

Strawberry Chiffon Squares with title text

Strawberry Chiffon Squares

That recipe is of course, quite familiar to many as an unfrozen pie. However,  but we have always made them as squares and we always froze them.

As kids, that’s the way we liked them best. As I’ve written about before, it’s probably because we stole so many out of the basement deep freezer, after my mother had made them.

photo of limes on a white background with one cut to reveal the interior.

Limes.

Her efforts to preserve them for the holiday season were a bit futile. Each of us kids figured she’s never notice if one or two were missing.

However, with 6 kids in the house, that quickly added up. It became abundantly clear that the supply was dwindling faster than we individually thought!

One look from Mom at a the now half empty Tupperware container and the jig was up! 

Minced lime zest

Minced lime zest

The inspiration for Lime Chiffon Squares.

Overbuying at Costco was once again the impetus for trying this version. I had several limes that needed to be used up quickly from a large bag I had bought the week before.

Photo of zested limes on a traditional glass citrus juicer.

Zest the limes before juicing,

Hating to throw anything out, I was determined to use them up. Lime Chiffon Squares was my solution.

I learned afterward that Eagle brand has a similar recipe that used crushed pineapple and very little natural juice. That wasn’t what I was looking for anyway, so I’m glad I winged it.

Folding in the whipped cream

Folding in the whipped cream

I wanted lots of tangy lime flavour in these Lime Chiffon Squares. So, I replaced some of the water in the Jello with plenty of juice and that worked like a charm.

I served them up at a family dinner and they were an immediate hit. Naturally, the leftovers went back into the freezer and we all enjoyed them for the next week.

Lime Chiffon Squares wide shot photo of squares on a white plate

Lime Chiffon Squares.

Next time I’ll try lemon! That should work easily as well by just substituting the lime in this recipe for lemon.

And now I just had the thought that an orange version might taste like a Creamsicle! Must put that on my to do list.

Lime Chiffon Squares ready for the freezer

Lime Chiffon Squares ready for the freezer

If you liked this Lime Chiffon Squares recipe you many want to check out this great collection of No Bake Cookies that was incredibly popular during our last Holiday season.

20 no bake cookies for Christmas 

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Yield: 36 cookie squares

Lime Chiffon Squares

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Lime Chiffon Squares. This no bake cookie bar is based upon our very popular Strawberry Chiffon Squares. This version has the bright, tangy flavour of lime you'll love!

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup melted butter
  • 4 tbsp white sugar
  • 3 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 small packages lime jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 300 ml sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/4 cups lime juice
  • zest of 3 limes
  • 8 oz mini marshmallows
  • 16 ounces whipping cream

Instructions

For the graham crumb base

Mix together the butter, sugar and graham cracker crumbs.

Lightly grease and line a 9x13 inch baking pan with parchment paper.

Press the crumb mixture evenly into the prepared pan.

For the Lime Chiffon layer

Combine boiling water and jello, stir until dissolved.

Add sweetened milk and lime juice.

Whip the cream to soft peaks, not too firm.

Fold in marshmallows and whipped cream.

Spread over prepared base and chill until the jello has set

These can also be served frozen; in fact many people prefer them frozen and that's almost always how I serve them. They defrost pretty quickly, so I always store these in the freezer anyway.

Notes

In Canada the sweetened condensed milk is sold in 300 ml cans. In the US they are sold as 10 oz cans. They are actually the same size, so don't worry. One is sold by volume and the other by weight, so there is no difference.

This dessert takes very little time to prepare but is best made in advance to allow the jello to set or even the day before if serving as a frozen dessert.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

36

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 177Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 29mgSodium 91mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 0gSugar 14gProtein 2g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.


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Pat

Tuesday 24th of December 2019

Your marshmallows look evenly distributed but mine look like they rise to top? Do I chill awhile and stir? Thank you.

Carmen

Sunday 8th of December 2019

I made these recently and froze them. I served them at a party last night and they were a big hit. They are sweet, but have a nice tang to them. Since they disappeared so quickly, I took some more out of the freezer and some were eaten semi-frozen and a few said they preferred them that way. This time I cut them in smallish squares, but I think this recipe would also be great in the Summer served frozen in larger slices as a refreshing alternative to cake. I will definitely make again!

Pam

Sunday 13th of October 2019

I hate to even ask this but about how many llimes does it take to get that much lime juice or can i use bottled lime or bottled key lime juice in this recipe? i know that the three zested limes won't yield that much juice.

Joanne

Wednesday 18th of September 2019

Recipe looks great but can it be made without marshmallows? Family really dislikes them. Thank you in advance.

Barry C. Parsons

Saturday 5th of October 2019

I really don't see wht not but the marshmallows do not have the same texture in this recipe. They become more gelatinous and not spongy.

Willadale Smid

Saturday 31st of August 2019

Is the whipping cream whipped before adding it to the mixture or is it added as a liquid?

Barry C. Parsons

Saturday 5th of October 2019

Read the recipe please. It is quite clear from the instructions and photos.

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