I wanted to make something for the office for Cinco de Mayo. One of my co-workers (in jest) suggested strawberry margaritas. Strawberry Margarita Bars seemed like a better option, given our company's zero tolerance alcohol policy.
Strawberry Margarita Bars
- 13 ounces (26 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 2/3 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup Rose's Lime Juice
- 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups chopped, toasted walnuts
- 2 cups strawberry preserves
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Butter a 9 by 13-inch pan. In an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, then add 1/2 cup of Rose's Lime Juice. Add the flour and mix just enough to incorporate. Add the nuts and mix a little longer until just blended.
Press about two-thirds of the mixture into the prepared pan.
Spread 1/4 cup of Rose's Lime Juice onto the dough.
Spread with the strawberry preserves.
Crumble the remaining dough on top.
Bake for about 1 hour, until the top is lightly browned.
Let the bars cool before cutting.
Delicious! These bars have a lovely strawberry taste, with a light lime accent.
Bake a batch of these today. You can have several... and you don't need to worry about sobriety checkpoints.