Recipes and Cooking Key Lime Cheesecake Bars 3.8 (170) 8 Reviews This dazzling cheesecake recipe is a sweet-tart takeoff on the ever-popular pie. It's a great make-ahead dessert, too--you can prep the easy recipe up to 24 hours in advance. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on July 1, 2008 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 30 mins Chill Time: 8 hrs Total Time: 8 hrs 30 mins Servings: 9 Yield: 9 servings Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 12 squares low-fat honey graham crackers, finely crushed (1 cup) ¼ cup butter, melted 1 teaspoon sugar 1 0.3 ounce package sugar-free low-calorie lime-flavored gelatin ¾ cup boiling water 1 ½ cup low-fat or fat-free cottage cheese 1 8 ounce container reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel) or fat-free cream cheese, cut up and softened 1 8 ounce container frozen light or fat-free whipped dessert topping, thawed Key limes or limes, cut in wedges (optional) Directions In small bowl combine graham crackers, butter, and sugar. Press crumb mixture in the bottom of a 2-quart square baking dish. Refrigerate while preparing filling. In large bowl combine gelatin and water. Stir until gelatin is dissolved. Set aside. In blender or food processor combine cottage cheese and cream cheese. Cover and blend or process until smooth, stopping several times to scrape down sides. Whisk 1/2 cup of the cottage cheese mixture into the gelatin mixture. Whisk in remaining cottage cheese mixture until smooth. Fold in whipped dessert topping. Spoon filling over chilled crumb mixture. Cover and chill 8 to 24 hours or until filling is firm. To serve, cut in squares. Top with lime wedges. Andy Lyons For a 3-quart dish: Prepare as above, except increase to 18 squares graham crackers (1 1/2 cups crumbs), 6 Tbsp. butter, and 1 1/2 tsp. sugar for the crust. Makes 12 servings. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 248 Calories 15g Fat 21g Carbs 7g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 9 Calories 248 % Daily Value * Total Fat 15g 19% Saturated Fat 10g 50% Cholesterol 37mg 12% Sodium 334mg 15% Total Carbohydrate 21g 8% Total Sugars 8g Protein 7g Calcium 123mg 9% Iron 0.4mg 2% Potassium 107mg 2% Folate, total 6.7mcg Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.