Mojito Bars

Looking for a homemade dessert using Gold Medal® flour? Then try this mouth-watering mojito bar.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

3
tablespoons light rum or 1 1/2 teaspoons rum extract plus 3 tablespoons water
16
fresh mint leaves, chopped
3/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup powdered sugar
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
4
eggs
1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
teaspoons grated lime peel
2/3
cup fresh lime juice (from 6 limes)
2
to 3 drops green food color, if desired
2
tablespoons milk
1
tablespoon powdered sugar

  • 1 In small bowl, combine rum and chopped mint. Set aside.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350° F. Lightly spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix butter and 1/2 cup powdered sugar together with electric mixer on medium speed. Mix in 1 3/4 cup of the flour on low speed, just until well combined. Press in pan. Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until set and lightly browned.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix eggs and sugar, with whisk. Add remaining 1/4 cup flour and salt, mix with whisk until blended. Mix in lime peel, lime juice, food color and milk.
  • 4 Place strainer over medium bowl; pour rum mixture into strainer. Press mixture with back of spoon through strainer to drain liquid from leaves; discard leaves. Mix strained liquid into egg mixture, with whisk until well combined. Pour over partially baked crust. Bake 25 to 27 minutes longer or until center is set.
  • 5 Cool completely, about 1 hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store bars, tightly covered, in the refrigerator.

Expert Tips

If desired, omit mint leaves and substitute 1/2 teaspoon mint extract. Add extract with the rum as directed.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bars
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
75mg
75%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
16g
16%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.