April 25, 2009

Lime Margarita Bars

2 cups finely crushed pretzels - (about 8 ounces)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter - melted
2 cans (14 oz. each) sweetened condensed milk
3 eggs - lightly beaten
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
4 teaspoons lime zest

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9" x 13" baking dish with aluminum foil, allowing the foil to hang over the short sides. Butter the foil and set aside.

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the pretzels, sugar, and 1/2 cup butter. Firmly press over the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake until the crust is firm, about 10 minutes; remove from the oven and cool slightly, leaving the oven on.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour into the cooled crust. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the center is firm. Cool completely on a wire rack. Pull up the ends of the foil to remove from pan. Cut into bars.

YIELD: 28 Bars Yield: serves 0

These freeze well, but be sure to place them in a tightly covered container. When ready to serve, just remove as many as needed and thaw at room temperature for 30 minutes.


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