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Get ready for Cinco de Mayo and summer with these margarita bars! Tangy bite of lime and tequila make these lime bars perfect for your next fiesta!

Get ready for Cinco de Mayo and summer with these margarita bars! Tangy bite of lime and tequila make these lime bars perfect for your next fiesta!

Margaritaaaaaasssssssss!! Ok, now that I’ve got that out of my system I can calmly talk about these amazeballs margarita bars. Hopefully. Maybe. Margaritas are my fave, y’all. There was this ca-razy good place in my college town that had $2 margaritas every Tuesday and do you think we often missed a chance for $2 margaritas? No. No, we did not. Even after I graduated and was teaching {probably more so then} my friend and I hit up $2 marg night as often as possible. Because nothing is better than salty chips, spicy salsa, and a sweet frozen drink.

Even now I find it hard to visit a Mexican restaurant without ordering a frozen raspberry margarita with a sugared rim while I enjoy my chips and salsa and, let’s be real, bean dip. It might even be impossible! So when my friends and I got together and decided to have a Cinco de Mayo party {yes, I know we’re a bit early, but…margaritas!} I knew I had to do something with my favorite Mexican drink. Boom. You’re welcome.

Get ready for Cinco de Mayo and summer with these margarita bars! Tangy bite of lime and tequila make these lime bars perfect for your next fiesta!

You can leave the tequila out of this recipe but since the alcohol cooks out and all you’re left with is that subtle flavor I say leave it in and get yo’ party on! Plus make sure you sprinkle a little kosher salt on top to really complete the margarita effect. While I do go for raspberry margaritas I kept it traditional with lime flavors. But I will totally be trying a raspberry bar post haste. Because I can. And I wanna. And raspberry margaritas are life! Orrr something like that.

Ever made a lemon bar before? These are basically the exact same idea except with lime juice. Super simple, crazy tasty, and just in time for you to get your margarita bar on for Cinco de Mayo. Or a Tuesday. Or whatever.

Get ready for Cinco de Mayo and summer with these margarita bars! Tangy bite of lime and tequila make these lime bars perfect for your next fiesta!

Meaghan

Get ready for Cinco de Mayo and summer with these margarita bars! Tangy bite of lime and tequila make these lime bars perfect for your next fiesta!

Margarita Bars

Yield: 9 bars
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour

For the Filling:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, about 8-10 limes
  • 2 Tbs tequila
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • Green gel food coloring, optional

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer cream together butter and sugar until light yellow. Add flour and mix until dough forms a ball.
  2. Press dough into the bottom of a glass 8x8 baking dish lined with parchment paper and pop into the freezer for about 10 minutes.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until crust is lightly browned.
  4. While crust is cooling cream together 4 large eggs, sugar, lime juice, tequila, flour and food coloring until well mixed. Pour over top of crust and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until filling is just set.*
  5. Allow to cool completely before removing from the pan. Dust with powdered sugar and sprinkle with sea salt before serving.

Get ready for Cinco de Mayo and summer with these margarita bars! Tangy bite of lime and tequila make these lime bars perfect for your next fiesta!

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Tara

Monday 2nd of May 2016

mmmm...Margaritas! This looks like such a fun dessert, and I bet it would pair great with a margarita party...not like I've had one...but maybe I will now!

Meaghan

Saturday 7th of May 2016

Oh now we must have a margarita party! Tequila, different flavor mixers, salt and sugar and lots of giggles :P

~Meaghan

Mary (The Godmother @ Goodie Godmother)

Monday 25th of April 2016

Hooray for bar desserts and margaritas! :) I think a raspberry twist would be delicious... tried it yet?

Meaghan

Wednesday 27th of April 2016

I haven't tried it yet but it's on my list to share on the blog in either June or July. I'm pumped to try it out because raspberry is my favorite flavaaaa

~Meaghan

Erin @ No Bohns About It

Friday 15th of April 2016

Oh heaven help me because margaritas are my favorite too! This look amazing! What a fun treat to celebrate the day.

Meaghan

Friday 15th of April 2016

Allll the margaritas! I think that now I need to try raspberry bars just to keep the raspberry love alive. And if I enjoy it with a raspberry margarita, so be it!

~Meaghan