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Margarita Olé Bars

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  2 reviews
  • 15 min prep time
  • 2 hr 0 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 36 servings
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Get a sassy jolt of lime flavors in these pretty bar cookies with bottled margarita mix.

Ingredients

Base

1 3/4
cups all-purpose flour
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1
cup butter, softened

Filling

4
eggs
1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/3
cup frozen margarita mix concentrate, thawed
2
teaspoons grated lime peel
1
tablespoon powdered sugar

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, mix base ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until crumbly. With floured fingers, press mixture firmly in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • 2 Meanwhile, beat eggs slightly in large bowl. Mix in granulated sugar, 1/4 cup flour and the baking powder until well blended. Stir in margarita mix and lime peel.
  • 3 Remove pan from oven. Pour filling over warm base. Bake 18 to 22 minutes longer or until top is golden brown and filling is set. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 Just before serving, sprinkle bars with 1 tablespoon powdered sugar. Cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, mix base ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until crumbly. With floured fingers, press mixture firmly in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • 2 Meanwhile, beat eggs slightly in large bowl. Mix in granulated sugar, 1/4 cup flour and the baking powder until well blended. Stir in margarita mix and lime peel.
  • 3 Remove pan from oven. Pour filling over warm base. Bake 18 to 22 minutes longer or until top is golden brown and filling is set. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 Just before serving, sprinkle bars with 1 tablespoon powdered sugar. Cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.

Expert Tips

Use a fine-mesh strainer to evenly sprinkle the powdered sugar over the bars. Be sure to sprinkle on just before serving; powdered sugar is readily absorbed into the surface of the bars.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
50mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
11g
11%
Protein
1g
1%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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