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Key Lime Pie and Free Family Baking eZine

Looking for something “extra” to do with the kids? Get in the kitchen and have some fun with recipes like this Key Lime Pie and more with the Free Family Baking eZine by AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate. 

Key Lime Pie with Chocolate Crust

School is officially in session, but not the way we’re used to. My kids started the school year with distance learning, which means shorter school days and more time for growing their talents and having fun. In addition to the extra fun time, I want my kids to develop useful life skills so I’m having them take turns cooking. To help you and the kiddos fill your time with yummy treats and wholesome activities, AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate has several recipes and coloring pages in a FREE downloadable eZine!

Key Lime Pie with Chocolate Crust

If you like simple recipes that impress then you will love the recipes from AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate. They’re anything but basic, with updated classics such as key lime pie with a chocolate crust, but they’re easier than you’d think! The best part is AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate really encourages getting in the kitchen with the kids, or as a family! Have each child pick out a recipe from the eZine and then get busy creating memories together!

Chocolate crust ingredients with AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate

What is AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate?

AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate was created by Mars Wrigley and is based upon authentic recipes from the 1750s. It used to be that you could only find this special chocolate at historical sites such as Colonial Williamsburg. I had the privilege of visiting Colonial Williamsburg and got to partake the “drinking chocolate” by AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate, which embodies the popular drink from colonial days.

The history of chocolate is quite fascinating and one you should learn, but for now you can taste it with the new Finely Grated Baking Chocolate by AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate. It melts easily and can be substituted 1-to-1 in any recipe that calls for semi-sweet baking chocolate. You’ll love how this chocolate can elevate any sweet treat! You can eat, drink and bake with AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate Products, and I highly recommend doing all three.

Making Key Lime Pie with my girl

As if 9 tasty recipes isn’t enough enticement to download the free eZine, the guide also comes with some beautiful coloring pages! The treats are so enticing that they’ve come up with some awesome coloring sheets and you and the kids can work on them while your yummies are baking! I’ll give you a sneak peek of the key lime pie recipe I made using the Family Baking eZine, but you’ll definitely want to check out the other recipes and fun because…..chocolate is involved in all of it! Delish!

Key Lime Pie with Chocolate Crust


If you want to try your own bag of Finely Grated Baking Chocolate by AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate then head over to my Instagram and enter to win! It’s super easy and only takes a few seconds. Giveaway ends midnight PDT on August 23rd. 

Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1⁄2 cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted
  • 1⁄2 cup salted pistachios
  • 6 graham crackers
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup AMERICAN HERITAGE® Finely
  • Grated Baking Chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated key lime zest
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed key lime juice
  • (from about 1 pound key limes), plus additional
  • limes for garnish
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • Fresh mint, for garnish
  • Sweetened whipped cream, for serving


    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F degrees.
    2. Pulse almonds and pistachios in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Add graham crackers and process until finely ground, about 2 minutes. Add sugar, AMERICAN HERITAGE® Finely Grated Baking Chocolate, and melted butter and pulse until combined.
    3. Transfer crust into a fluted 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom set on a rimmed baking sheet. Firmly press crust into pan, using the flat bottom of a small measuring scoop to help create an even layer. Freeze until firm, about 20 minutes.
    4. Bake the crust until firm to the touch, about 20 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool slightly.
    5. Make the filling: Combine key lime zest and juice, condensed milk, and egg yolks in a large bowl. Whisk until smooth.
    6. Pour into prepared crust and bake until filling is just set, about 25 minutes. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until chilled, at least 4 hours or overnight.
    7. Garnish with lime slices and fresh mint. Serve with sweetened whipped cream, if desired. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.

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