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Mojito Bars

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Mojito Bars
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 24
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Looking for a homemade dessert using Gold Medal® flour? Then try this mouth-watering mojito bar.
Updated Jul 26, 2010

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
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

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

Nutrition

170 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 24g Total Carbohydrate, 16g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bars
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
7g
10%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
75mg
3%
Potassium
35mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
16g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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