Margarita Bars are tart and sweet with a buttery flaky crust.
This may look like the Lemon Bars you’ve had over and over again, but believe you me, they are not the same! These babies pack quite a punch! You see I have been doing the Spiked Recipe Challenge with This Gal Cooks and Frugal Foodie Mama. Basically, you throw some booze in a creative recipe and try to win. Now, winning or bragging rights, is the important thing to me. But, you also get cool retail space on the hosts’ blogs if you win! I’m down with that too. This month the task was to cook with tequila! Now, tequila and I had a bad fight a couple of months ago so she’s not invited back to cocktails for a while. She can come to the food party though…
So I made these Margarita Bars! I mean lime just goes with tequila, right? Natural choice. In face, I came up with several recipes using tequila and lime. You’ll probably be seeing some of them on the blog soon.
But enough talk… let’s get to this beautiful, tangy, sweet Margarita Bars BOOM! BOOM!!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoon tequila
- 1 Tablespoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- confectioners' sugar for dusting top
- Combine crust ingredients in food processor. Mix until resembles wet sand. Pat into a 8 inch square baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake crust at 375 degrees 12 to 15 minutes. It will not brown.
- Meanwhile, for topping, combine sugar, eggs, flour, lime, tequila, lime zest, baking powder and salt. In an electric mixer, mix until frothy; pour over crust. Bake at 375 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Dust with confectioners sugar.
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