Pecan-Crusted Mojito Bars

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

Pecan-Crusted Mojito Bars
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Yield:
36 bars

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup butter, cut into slices

  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoon finely shredded lime peel

  • ½ cup lime juice

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoon milk

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh mint

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Powdered sugar

  • Finely shredded lime peel (optional)

  • Small fresh mint leaves, snipped (optional)

Directions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

150 Calories
8g Fat
19g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 64mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1.8mg 9%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 35mg 1%
Folate, total 16.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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