Tequila Lime Bars

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Add'l Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 55 mins

Close up side view of lime bar topped with vanilla wafer cookie crumbles on a white plate with light blue background

These sweet and tangy tequila lime bars are a fun take on a traditional lime bar. They have a unique flavor that will keep everyone coming back for more. 

They have a delicious crust made with two unusual ingredients of vanilla wafer cookies and pine nuts. The filling is made with lime juice, tequila, egg yolks and sweetened condensed milk. 

I bought the mini bottles of tequila instead of a large bottle to save on ingredient cost! Also I used true Key Limes and they really were perfect in this recipe, but any lime will do. 

I hope you try these Tequila Lime Bars, even if you are not a tequila fan. The tequila is not strong and fades into the back notes of these bars! 

Yield: 20 small bars

Tequila Lime Bars

Close up side view of lime bar topped with vanilla wafer cookie crumbles on a white plate with light blue background
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 55 minutes


  • 1 12-ounce box vanilla wafers
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (11/2 sticks), melted
  • 1/3 cup lime flavored tequila
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 5 large egg yolks, plus 2 egg whites
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Agave nectar for drizzling
  • zest of 2 limes


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Pulse the wafers and pine nuts in a food processor until well ground up. Add the melted butter and blend until evenly mixed. Set aside 1/3 cup of crumbs; press the rest evenly into a 9-by-13 baking pan. Bake until golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes. Cool.
  2. In a medium bowl, thoroughly whisk together the tequila, lime juice, egg yolks, lime zest and condensed milk.
  3. In another medium bowl, beat the egg whites and sugar with an electric mixer until they hold soft peaks. Gently fold the egg whites into the tequila mixture.
  4. Spread the filling evenly over the crust and bake for 25 minutes; cool. Sprinkle the reserved crumbs on top. Chill in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight before cutting. Drizzle with agave nectar, if desired.

Nutrition Information:


20 servings

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 284Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 127mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 6g

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