Rating: 4 stars
20 Ratings
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  • 2 star values: 4
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  • 20 Ratings

Salty pecans in the crust perfectly complement the tangy, refreshing lime and mint dessert bar recipe.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
bake:
40 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Yield:
36 bars
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over edges of pan; set aside. In a food processor combine the 1-3/4 cups flour, the pecans, and the 3/4 cup granulated sugar. Add butter slices. Cover; process with several on/off turns until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press crumb mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until crust is light brown.

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  • Meanwhile, for filling, in a medium bowl whisk together eggs, the 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar, the 2 tablespoons lime peel, the lime juice, the 1/4 cup flour, the milk, snipped fresh mint, baking powder, and salt until combined. Pour filling over hot crust.

  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes more or just until filling is set and edges begin to brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Using the edges of the foil, lift uncut bars out of pan; cut into bars. Sift powdered sugar over bars. To serve, sprinkle with powdered sugar. If desired, garnish with additional lime peel and fresh mint leaves.

To Store:

Layer bars between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

150 calories; fat 8g; cholesterol 37mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 19g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 13g; protein 1g; vitamin a 194.4IU; vitamin c 1.8mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.4mg; folate 16.1mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 64mg; potassium 35mg; calcium 10.1mg; iron 0.5mg.
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