Margarita Lime Bars

This post may contain affiliate links that won’t change your price but will share some commission.

Margarita Lime Bars. Nothing says summer like a freshly blended margarita. Now you can enjoy the flavors of margarita in a dessert. Margarita bars, like their inspiration lemon bars, are creamy, tart, and sweet with a buttery flaky crust.

Are you looking for the perfect summer treat that you can make and serve to your family and friends? Look no further than margarita dessert bars! Not only are they an easy and delightful dessert to make, they are also sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, a baby shower, or a summer dinner party, margarita dessert bars are an excellent addition to your menu.

margarita lime bars

Pro Tip

Use a flat-bottom glass or the bottom of your measuring cup to press the crumbs into your pan.

Margarita Lime Bars

Are you mad for margaritas? Perhaps you only like sipping on a margarita now and again, or maybe margaritas are your signature drink. No matter your passion for margaritas, you’ll be delighted to learn that you can now enjoy your favorite tequila-based beverage as a delicious dessert. Margarita dessert bars offer an unexpected twist, combining the refreshment of a margarita with a rich, sweet treat.

This delicious recipe is easy to put together with simple, basic ingredients.

What you’ll need for this recipe

This may look like the Lemon Bars you’ve had over and over again, but believe you me, they are not the same!

The full recipe with ingredient amounts and instructions is at the bottom of this post. You can save a tree and the recipe to your personal and private recipe box here on Call Me PMc. This way, you’ll never misplace it.

For the crust

  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Sugar

For the filling

  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Tequila
  • Lime juice and zest
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Powdered sugar for dusting the top
Margarita squares dessert on a wire rack with sauce dripping down.

Perfect for any occasion, margarita dessert bars are an impressive way to end a meal or just have something sweet. Simply combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter for the crust and sprinkle generously with lime zest. Then add a layer of lime on top and finishing off with a bright layer of lime slices or sugared lime wedges. Serve and enjoy an unexpected twist on the everyday dessert.

Enjoy the sweet and tart combination for an unforgettable finish to any dinner party.

Margarita Lime Bars

Pro Tip

For a professional looking garnish, dip the edge of your lime in salt before placing it on your dessert slice.

More simple but delicious recipes for you to try

If you’ve been following me for a while you know that I enjoy making desserts the most. However, both my dessert recipes as well as my savory recipes are straight-forward, easy recipes. I don’t like over-complex recipes. Most of the time, there’s just no reason they need to be so complicated. Enjoy some of my favorites below.

  1. Mardi Gras King Cake
  2. Biscoff Layer Bars
  3. 1 Hour Apricot Pecan Cinnamon Rolls
  4. Graham Cracker Cookie Bars
  5. Oatmeal Caramel Crush Bars
  6. Muddy Buddy Bars

I updated this post from an earlier version dated May 15, 2013. I made new photos and simplified the recipe instructions.

margarita bars
margarita lime bars

Margarita Bars

Margarita Bars are sweet and tart lime bars with a buttery and flaky crust
Author: Paula
5 from 5 votes
Print Pin Rate
Save To Your Recipe Box
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 9 servings
Cut your grocery bill and your food waste. Unlock savings of up to 30%* (sometimes more!) compared to grocery store prices.



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • cup butter
  • ¼ 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
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • confectioners’ sugar for dusting top



  • Combine crust ingredients in a food processor. Mix until resembles wet sand. Pat into an 8-inch square baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake crust at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. It will not brown.


  • Meanwhile, combine sugar, eggs, flour, lime, tequila, lime zest, baking powder, and salt. In an electric mixer, mix until frothy; pour over the crust. Bake at 375 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. sugar.
  • Allow it to cool for 5 to 10 minutes then dust the top with confectioners sugar.


Calories: 242kcal
Want to save your favorite recipes?Create an account or login 7 ‘Save Recipe’ to your Recipe Box. You can access your saved recipes on any device & generate a shopping list for recipes in your collections.
Tried this recipe?Please take a moment to comment letting me know how you liked it & consider giving it a 5 star rating. I love hearing from you!
Do you have questions about saving recipes to your Recipe Box?Visit Recipe Box FAQ!


5 from 5 votes (3 ratings without comment)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Your email address will not be published. Have you tried this recipe? Consider giving it 5 stars!