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!!
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- 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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Just 2 tablespoons of A/P flour? Am I reading that right?
2 tablespoons in the topping is correct
hmmmm….definitely checking these out! Thanks!
Hope you enjoy!
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I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.
Shiloh Barkley says
These just came outta my oven!
Yayyy! oh, I wish I was there to help eat them!
Andi (The Weary Chef) says
I LOVE margaritas, so I definitely need to give these at try. Pinning to remember. Thanks so much for the recipe!
I’m ashamed to say I only shared two of them and I didn’t want to share them!
Heather @ Sugar Dish Me says
You put tequila in the lemon bars! And added lime! That was smart.
I’m having a good time going through all the Spiked! Challenge submissions. Pinning these for later!
Thank you! It’ really kind of sort of tasted like a margarita…or maybe that was just me wishing 🙂
These sound so refreshing. Have to give these a try.
Have a wonderful day,
Thanks Linda, they were yummy. I shared only two 🙂
Julie @ This Gal Cooks says
These look great, Paula! I love the little lime peel on top. Such a nice touch. Thanks for participating in Spiked!
Thank you Julie, I forget to garnish most of the time. I love this challenge!
Paula, these look amazing. So fresh looking… pinning for later! Deb
Cindy Eikenberg says
Paula, a margarita bar? Yes, please! Wow, these look fantastic! Pinning!
Ashley @ Your Girl for all Seasonings says
Paula, these look delicious! My inspiration was also a margarita mixed with lemon squares. Greats minds! Mine, ended up being more custard like but I am definitely going to have to save your recipe to try later.
Oh my gosh these look amazing Paula! I will have to give these a try sometime in the future, after the current cloud of tequila leaves my kitchen 🙂
hehe! I know exactly what you’re talking about.
Angela Rando says
These look delicious! I could eat a whole pan of plain old lemon bars, and these sound ten times better than that!
Carrie @ Frugal Foodie Mama says
Paula, these sound SO good! 🙂
Thank you for entering the Spiked! Recipe Challenge this month and Good Luck!!
Thank you Carrie – it was fun!
This takes happy hour to a whole new level! Couple this with a margarita and we are all set!
hehe- makes perfect sense, right?
How much is a “T”? Is it tsp or tbs?
T is tablespoon
I have since started writing out the words and going back as I see some that need changing. Thanks!