Key Lime Pie On A Stick

This Key Lime Pie On A Stick dessert was inspired by our many trips to the Florida Keys where they sell slices of key lime pie dipped in chocolate and frozen. This homemade version is a little smaller and perfectly portioned. Don’t be intimidated. It’s way easier than you think!
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You know you’re a food blogger when you decide you want to make Key Lime Pie bars and you already have everything you need. Labor Day is the official end of summer.

It makes me so sad. I embrace the beach days with no schedules. I thought I would squeeze one more summer treat in before I bring on the soups and casseroles.

We’re an hour and a half from the Florida Keys and take advantage of the tropical atmosphere as often as we can.

At certain gas stations along the long road down to the keys they sell slices of key lime pie, frozen, and dipped in Belgian chocolate. They are one of my favorite treats ever.

I realize that not everyone is a fan of the tart key lime pie but if you are, you will appreciate this dessert as well as these Coconut Lime Swig Cookies.

Key Lime Pie on a Stick | The Girl Who Ate EverythingI used this key lime juice. They sell it by the lemon and regular lime juice.

You could definitely squeeze it yourself with fresh key limes but they’re not available in all areas. You could even use regular limes but it won’t be quite as potent.

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Start by making your key lime pies. I started with my favorite graham cracker crust and then filled it with the easiest key lime pie filling ever – only 3 ingredients. I bake mine for 15 minutes and they were perfect.

Using cupcake tins is the perfect way to make small versions of the key lime pie. I’m sure you could make an actual pie and then slice it but that seemed way too involved. You could probably get away with not using paper liners but I thought it made it easier.

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After the’ve set up in the freezer for a little bit, I took off the wrapper and stuck the popsicle sticks in the center.

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Place them on a cookie sheet and return them to the freezer for a couple of hours to firm up.

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You can use any melting chocolate you want. I started with a tub of Baker’s melting chocolate but only had enough to dip 6. Then I used some melted chocolate chips with some oil  mixed together and it yielded a really nice, thin consistency for dipping. So either way works!

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Let them set up in the freezer. You can use wax paper…or not. I tried both ways and there didn’t seem to be a big difference.

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Isn’t it gorgeous?

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And the crust to filling ratio…perfect.

If you love lime you’ll love these Coconut Lime Swig Cookies and these Chewy Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies.


Key Lime Pie On A Stick
Prep Time
5 hrs 50 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs 50 mins
  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup butter , melted
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice
Chocolate coating:
  • 1 1/2 cups milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake tin with 12 paper liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and brown sugar until combined. Place 1-2 tablespoons of the mixture into each of the 12 cupcake tins. Press down firmly. I used the bottom of a 1/4 measuring cup to press the crust into the tin.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, and key lime juice until smooth.
  4. Pour about 1/4 cup of the filling on top of the graham cracker crust in each tin. Bake for 15 minutes. Let pies cool for about 10 minutes and then place them in the freezer for at least 2 hours. After pies have chilled, remove the paper liners and place a popsicle stick in the center of each pie. Return pies to a cookie sheet and freeze for at least another 3-4 hours. Once pies are thoroughly frozen, dip them in melting chocolate. You can use store bough melting chocolate or make your own.
  5. For the dipping chocolate: In a small deep bowl, melt the chocolate chips and oil in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between until melted. Dip the pies in the chocolate completely covering the pie. I found it easier to use a spoon and kind of drizzle it over the pies. Gently shake as much excess chocolate off as you can and lay the pies on the cookie sheet. Return pies to the freezer until chocolate has set up and you are ready to eat. The pies will be good in the refrigerator for at least 2 weeks if not longer. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes
Source: Crust and chocolate by me, filling base from the back of the Nellie and Joe's Key Lime Pie Juice bottle.

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  1. Such a genius idea! I adore all things citrus and this makes my mouth water big time. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  2. these look wonderful. thank you

  3. Just amazing!!! Love the idea and they look delicious 😀

  4. Esti foarte tare… girl! Iti urmaresc cu mare placere postarile si te aplaud.

  5. These treats look so cute! Great idea!

  6. I wish just once someone would comment on a recipe that has been actually tried,
    as opposed to OMG this look sooo good, etc:
    I intend to make these today, and come back and let you know, but bunches of they
    look so good, drives me crazy, we all, including you know they look so good………..

  7. Key Lime Pie is one of my favorites and dipped in chocolate just throws it over the top for me, I’ve gotta try it, Pinned!

  8. “You know you’re a food blogger when you decide you want to make Key Lime Pie bars and you already have everything you need” made me laugh! I was at a Labor Day block party where they had this ridiculous key lime pie cake that looked to die for. These look so adorable!

  9. Thank you and have a Fun Day!

  10. these are SO cute! love love love!!

  11. These are adorable! I bet they are super delicious.

  12. What a super way to eat key lime pie! My whole family would love these…

  13. Those look real fun! Yummy.
    Hope you had a great weekend!

  14. Oh my goodness, these look and sound amazing!

  15. Cindie Brandt says:

    Love, love, love key lime on a steeeek! This recipe is the easiest one I have seen and will definitely use it! Thanks!

  16. These look ah-mazing!! I had key lime pie on a stick when we were in Key West several years ago and have been dreaming about it ever since. I cannot wait to give your recipe a try!!

  17. Girl , you rock ! Seriously ! these look mouth-watering and I’m so baking this for my nice bday ! thank you so much for the idea

  18. I did it a few days ago! They were a hit! Everyone loved them and it was simple enough to do. I will make again!
    Some changes I made: I went to a craft store to find the small Popsicle sticks but they had too many for what I wanted so I brought the larger ones which worked out great! You know the ones the doctor puts on your tongue and tells you to say “Ahhh”? That one! Sorry, childhood memories that stuck 🙂

    I let them freeze for about 6 hours before I stuck the stick in them because I made them late at night and was sleepy. It worked good but be gentle. It basically slips under the key lime filling!

    So the chocolate was what make it for me! I use a simple chocolate ganache recipe a pastry chef taught me a long time ago and it works every time! I don’t use oil. I use chocolate chips and slowly add heavy cream as needed and mix together then nuke in microwave in 30 second intervals. You can keep adding chips or cream to get it how you want it! The more cream will make it thin, more chips makes it thick! I used a spoon to coated the pies on both sides. Make sure the chocolate is cool because the pie could melt and fall off the stick. If you don’t want to use the stick you certainly don’t have to! All in all..if you wanna to impress a crowd you can’t go wrong with these little treats!

    Note: The key lime juice was brought at Beverages and More (I live in CA). No more than $3 bucks!

    Thank you Christy you are awesome keep’em coming!

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      So glad you liked them. Yes, I’ve used cream for chocolate sauce as well but didn’t have it on hand at the moment. Thanks for the tips!

  19. “good in the freezer for up to 2 weeks”….seriously don’t think they would last that long in my house! Thanks for sharing…love your recipes. We have eaten several:)

  20. Is it the refrigerator that they will keep for the 2 weeks or the freezer?

  21. Hi Christy-
    I was so excited to try these since I love key lime pie, but I was sad when they didn’t come out of the pan after being in the freezer! I’m trying to figure out what went wrong. I used regular paper cupcake liners, cooked them for 15 min, cooled for 10 and then put them in freezer. I was supposed to keep them in the muffin tin in the freezer correct? I froze them for a few hours and they were stuck in there. They only come out if I pry them out, which runs them. So bummed it didn’t work! I may give it another try in a different pan. Any thoughts?

  22. There is a huge error in the crust recipe! I’m pretty sure it should read 2-3 Tbsp butter, not 2/3 c! I have made many graham crusts before but against my better judgment, I used the 2/3 c as directed here and then I ended up adding the *entire* box of graham crumbs to get anywhere close to the right consistency. The crust still came out soggy and way too greasy.

    The filling was good. I added extra lime juice and some fresh zest to heighten the flavours.

  23. I just bought fresh key limes at the grocery store. I had to squeeze 10 of them to get 1/2 cup of juice. But so worth it!

  24. Yum! I made this last night! Absolutely delicious. My husband is a key lime pie lover and LOVED this taste. My experience: No access to key lime juice 🙁 – so I used lime juice and perhaps not as potent but still very lime tasting and delish. I froze overnight before inserting stick & dipping in choc since I made made them late. I had trouble getting them out of cupcake tin (I did use cupcake liners). I simply rested the whole pan in a warm water bath for a few minutes and they came right out. I believe the butter from the crust freezing so well was the culprit. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes!!

  25. These were super easy and delicious, but there is nothing tart about these pies! This recipe is super sweet, but like I said, delicious. Next time I think I will try a more limey filling to suit my tastes more.

  26. Yum! Any ideas of the calories???

  27. Wonderful, just made them. Easy just time consuming. But so worth it.