Friday, September 17, 2010

Lime White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bars

They are the bomb. I recommend you make them immediately. Picture and recipe found here!

1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/3 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts, lightly toasted
1/4 cup white chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8x8-inch baking dish with foil; coat foil with cooking spray.

To make the crust, in a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter and confectioners' sugar until creamy. Reduce mixer speed to low; beat in flour and salt until pea sized lumps form - about 2 minutes. Pat dough into bottom of prepared dish. Bake 15 minutes or until light golden. Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes.

To make the filling, in a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together granulated sugar, eggs and lime zest for 3 minutes or until doubled in volume and foamy. Beat in lime juice and vanilla until combined. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour until just combined. Pour filling on top of crust. Bake 15 minutes; remove from oven and evenly sprinkle with macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips. Return to oven and bake an additional 5 minutes or until golden brown and just set.

Cool on a wire rack completely before lifting foil out of pan, slicing into bars.

Makes 12 bars

**My crust seemed a little dry...I may add a little more butter next time?


Erin said...

more butter. that's a lloyd line if i've ever heard one. these look unreal. where do you find the time? i haven't used an oven all summer long. you are my hero.

Alifinale said...

Just what I need, another delicious treat to make. Really, those looks good and I will make them.

Kathryn said...
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Kathryn said...

Thank you for bringing them to the hospital. They definitely beat whatever crap they were trying to feed me. :)

Kjohnson said...

Um thank heavens I don't live close to you. I would weigh 600 lbs. Seriously. p.s. I will be in Arizona in November the 3-14. the first week will be crazy but the second I have some time for my lovely friend, Illjay.