Summer is the perfect time for fruit desserts because they’re so refreshing! I love using fresh ingredients, so it’s crucial that I take advantage of summer and fruits.  I always feel a little less guilty for eating fruit desserts because having fruit in it makes it somewhat healthy … right?

I’ve mentioned this in my other recipe posts, but I avoid the oven during the summer because it adds extra heat to my home. If I can find a recipe that’s no-bake and  requires little energy from appliances to make, I’m in! I found this recipe from Lemon Tree Dwelling  and decided to give it a try. Let me tell you this – it’s better than you can even imagine! The tartness of the lime is complemented by the sweetness of the sugar cookies. This dessert literally melts in your mouth. This recipe is definitely getting saved!

Ingredients

1½ c. prepared sugar cookies, crumbled

⅔ c. unsalted butter, softened (not melted)

1½ c. powdered sugar

3 Tbsp. key lime juice (I used regular limes)

Zest of 2 key limes (Again, I used regular limes)

3-4 key limes, sliced, for garnish

Step 1:

Combine cookie crumbs and ⅓ c. butter in a medium bowl. Press onto bottom of a 9-inch square pan. (I used a circular pan). Refrigerate until firm.

Key lime meltaway

Step 2:

Combine powdered sugar, ⅓ c. butter, key lime juice and key lime zest in a small bowl. Beat at medium-high speed until light and smooth. Spread over crust.

Key lime meltaway

Step 3:

Score bars to desired size (about 1½ inch squares) and top each square with a key lime slice.

Key lime meltaway

Step 4:

Cover bars and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Store in refrigerator. Remove lime slice before eating.

Key lime meltaway

Is your mouth watering? Can you #tastetheenergysavings?