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Lime Cooler Bars

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Makes

3 dozen

From Ottawa, Kansas, Dorothy Anderson shares a family favorite that's guaranteed to get thumbs-up approval from your gang, too. Lime juice puts a tangy twist on these tantalizing bars, offering a burst of citrus flavor in every mouthwatering bite.—Dorothy Anderson, Ottawa, Kansas
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Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour and confectioners' sugar; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pat into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, lime juice and zest until frothy. Combine the baking powder and remaining flour; whisk into egg mixture. Pour over hot crust.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 123 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 51mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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