I just love Key Lime!!!
Give me anything Key Lime…cake, cookies, Ice cream, yogurt, pie, candy, I think you get the picture 🙂
So I thought I would make a little something for the “taste tasters” in out office 🙂
I was going to do something with chocolate or Key Lime and the word in the office was Key Lime since it was the summer.
So by using the pretzels in the crust I thought, oh salt…lime…okay Margarita!!! Of course minus the Tequila 😦
But if you wanted to add tequila you could, what I would do is cut the lime juice in half adding the tequila as the other half (1/4 cup lime juice & 1/4 cup tequila). But then add the zest of 3-4 limes instead of one, this will bring out the lime flavor, but I guess if you love tequila you could add all tequila and then just more lime zest.
I think if I was going to use Tequila, I would make the batter with out the juice, mix together, then add some Tequila and taste it, so you don’t over power it with Tequila 😛
Add pretzels and sugar to a bowl
add melted butter and mix together
Press mixture into a 9×13 sprayed pan and bake
Meanwhile whisk eggs, milk, lime zest and juice together
Baked crust, let cool about 15 minutes
pour mixture over top of crust
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes
Slice add lime zest for a garnish
Eat and enjoy
Key Lime Margarita Bars
1 1/2 cups pretzels, crushed
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 sticks butter, melted
Mix all together in a bowl, then press into a 9×13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 9 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes.
Meanwhile make batter
2 can 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
3 eggs, at room temp
1/2 cup Key Lime or lime juice (see note above if you want to add Tequila)
zest of 2 limes and extra for garnish
Whisk together in a medium bowl, then pour over top the baked crust, spread evenly and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Center will not jiggle and edges will be light brown.
Let cool completely on counter, then refrigerate till cold, over night if you can. You can garnish the top with lime zest or if you serve pieces individually you can add strips of lime zest on top of each piece.