These simple and refreshing Paleo Lime Bars are the perfect healthy sweet pick-me-up for these hot summer days we’ve been having! They are even gluten-free, dairy-free and also refined sugar-free. And it gets even better because we added a gut healing ingredient, too! 

I Still Have A Semi Sweet Tooth

It would be a lie to say that I’ve given up treats since going Paleo, because I haven’t, but the sweets and treats I enjoy now are way different than they were before. Most of the treats I indulge in now are made at home where I focus on using real food ingredients and natural sweeteners, like the pure maple syrup used in these Paleo lime bars. I also try to add in gut healing ingredients like gelatin or collagen to my treats. So, the treats I make now, like these lime bars, are way healthier and way more beneficial for your body as a whole. These bars are gluten-free, dairy-free and also refined sugar-free!

Stack of Paleo lime bars topped with lime zest and sliced lime.

Gelatin Vs. Collagen

Gelatin and collagen are great supplements to add to your daily life! They are both great for healing your gut and for having healthy hair, skin and nails – among other benefits. The difference between gelatin and collagen is that collagen is water soluble. That means that it blends right into whatever you mix it with and you really wouldn’t even know it is in the finished product. Gelatin, on the other hand, is what gives jell-o it’s jiggly texture, somewhere between free-flowing and solid. We used gelatin in these lime bars and played with the amount to create a semi-solid/semi-creamy lime filling for the bars. As you make these lime bars, they start out totally liquid and then firm up a bit in the fridge. You can adjust the amount of gelatin you use until the texture is just right for you, too!

Paleo lime bars topped with lime zest and sliced lime.

Guest Posting On 40 Aprons

If you don’t already follow along with the Whole30 and Paleo food blog 40 Aprons, you must! Cheryl is the creative mind behind the site and she’s super inspiring and innovative! You will love her simple, yet flavorful recipes and her beautiful food photography! You can find the full recipe for these Paleo lime bars over on 40 aprons where we guest posted and shared this recipe on her site!

Paleo lime bars topped with lime zest and sliced lime. One bar with a bite taken out of it.

Some Other Summer Treats To Try

Your Turn To Try Our Paleo Lime Bars

Summer isn’t over yet, and one of the best ways to beat the heat is with a a refreshing treat like these Paleo lime bars! Let us know how it goes by leaving a comment below. Also, take a photo and tag us on Instagram @realsimplegood and @40aprons, so we can check it out! Give us a follow on Instagram as well if you don’t already!


Paleo lime bars topped with lime zest and sliced lime long pin.

Paleo Lime Bars (GF, Dairy-Free + Refined Sugar-Free)