Eat Drink & Be Mary: Pecan-Crusted Mojito Bars

3.11.2014

Pecan-Crusted Mojito Bars


I've mentioned before that my Grandmama & Bubby are amazing chefs and bakers.  Everything that comes out of their kitchen is nothing short of amazing, and absolutely delicious.  This past weekend they whipped up at batch of Pecan-Crusted Mojito Bars, and wow! they were soo good!  I knew I just had to share them on here with y'all.  

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Surprisingly (or maybe not) as much as I love to bake, I rarely eat my own treats.  I'm not a huge sweets person--unless we're talking about York Peppermint Patties; I can down two or ten of those in a sitting, and these treats hit home for me.  My personal favorite part of the bars were the pecan crust.  This was a new concept to me, and I loved the texture it brought.  


Pecan-Crusted Mojito Bars
  
This recipe is originally from Better Homes and Gardens magazines: 100 Best Cookies.
 Prep: 25 minutes Bake: 40 Minutes Oven: 350 F

What you need: 
1 3/4 C all-purpose flour
1 C chopped pecans
3/4 C granulated sugar
1 C butter, cut into slices
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 C granulated sugar
2 tbsp. finely shredded lime peel -- optional
1/2 C lime juice
1/4 C all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. milk
1 tbsp. snipped fresh mint -- optional
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
powdered sugar

What to do:
1. Prep-- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a 13x9" pan with foil, extending the foil over edges of pan; set aside.  
2. In a food processor combine the 1 3/4 C flour, the precans, and the 3/4 C 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.

Store bars in an airtight container with wax paper in between layers of bars.  Bars can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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Nutrition Facts
 (Pecan-Crusted Mojito Bars) -- according to Better Homes and Gardens

  • 150 kcal cal.;
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  • 8 g Fat, total;
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  • 37 mg chol.;
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  • 4 g sat. fat;
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  • 19 g carb.;
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  • 3 g Monosaturated fat;
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  • 1 g Polyunsaturated fat;
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  • 1 g fiber;
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  • 13 g sugar;
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  • 1 g pro.;
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  • 0 mg Riboflavin;
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  • 0 mg Thiamin;
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  • 2 mg vit. C;
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  • 0 µg Cobalamin (Vit. B12);
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  • 16 µg Folate;
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  • 1 mg iron;
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  • 0 mg Pyridoxine (Vit. B6);
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  • 0 mg Niacin;
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  • 10mg calcium;
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  • 35 mg Potassium;
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  • 64 mg sodium;
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  • 194 IU vit. A
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet













YUM! There ya have it folks, the perfect recipe to celebrate all this Spring weather (it's just around the corner) with such a citrus-y & light bar.  Grandparent tested; Eat Drink & Be Mary approved!

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17 comments:

  1. Um yum! GIRL that looks phenomenal!

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  2. Oh wow, may need to make these like right now. They sound so good! xoxo

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  3. Whoa! I've never heard of these and I must try! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I've never heard of anything like this, but it sounds delicious!

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  5. Oh boy. You always post the most delicious recipes! Unfortunately, I am a huge sweets person! These look amazing, Mary! Thank you for sharing AND for linking up with us today! xo

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  6. Those look absolutely amazing! I may just have to try that recipe out tonight :)

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  7. Those sound amazing! I love the idea of the pecan crust.

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  8. These look so good!! Perfect for spring!

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  9. Pecans & Mojito. Sounds delicious!

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  10. This are probably amazing!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  11. These look scrumptious! Pinning to make this weekend!

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  12. Yum, yum, yum!! Thank you for linking up with us for What We Eat Wednesday!! We hope you come back every week. I've pinned your recipe on my board and am your newest follower! :)

    Alexis at Laugh. Eat. Learn.

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  13. I can't see how you can bake these amazing treats and not indulge in them! Good for you. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

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  14. Those look so delicious! I'll def have to try them!

    HCXO
    Kimberly | Kimberly's Chronicle

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