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Gingerbread Lime Bars

Gingerbread and lime are a perfect pairing in these delicious gingerbread lime bars. Green sparking sugar makes them extra festive for your holiday baking tray!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine North American
Keyword bar, gingerbread, lime
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Calories 276kcal
Author Terri Gilson

Ingredients

Base:

Filling:

Garnish:

Instructions

Base:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 X 13 pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Put base ingredients into food processor and mix until butter is evenly distributed and mixture clings together.
  • Press dough into the bottom of baking pan. Bake in preheated oven for 15- 18 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool.

Filling:

  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat together eggs, white granulated sugar and lime juice. In another bowl mix flour and baking powder, then stir into lime mixture, along with the lime zest and green food colouring.
  • Immediately pour over baked crust and bake in preheated oven for 20 -25 minutes until filling is set. Cool in pan on wire rack.

Topping : sprinkle on as much green sparkling sugar as desired.

    Notes

    Note: *if you cut each bar in half, you can get 32 triangles
    Note: **To store:  Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months
    Note: FOR THE CHRISTMAS TREE: I used a mini chocolate bar (coffee crisp) and I used a maraschino cherry on top
    Note: Nutritional analysis is based on 16 bars, if you cut them into triangles, as I have, then the fat, sugar etc.. is cut by half:
    Nutrition Facts
    Gingerbread Lime Bars
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 276 Calories from Fat 108
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 12g18%
    Saturated Fat 7g44%
    Cholesterol 71mg24%
    Sodium 55mg2%
    Potassium 78mg2%
    Carbohydrates 38g13%
    Sugar 23g26%
    Protein 3g6%
    Vitamin A 420IU8%
    Vitamin C 2.3mg3%
    Calcium 25mg3%
    Iron 1.1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 78mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.1mg