I told my students I should incorporate more green into my life. I was starting this week by making Key Lime Bars and Key Lime cake. Tonight, I made the Key Lime Bars...
1 1/4 cups flour
30 vanilla wafers, broken into pieces
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup butter
Cream Cheese Layer:
1 pkg (8 oz.) cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
2 TBSP milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Key Lime Layer
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup key lime juice
Additional powdered sugar
1. In a food processor, combine the flour, wafers, powdered sugar, and pecans; cover and process until nuts are fine. Add butter; cover and pulse until crumbled.
2. Press into an ungreased 13 x 9 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
3. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, milk and vanilla until blended; spread over crust to edges of pan. In another small bowl, combine sugar and flour; whisk in eggs and lime juice. Gently pour over cream cheese layer.
4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until filling is set. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until chilled. Cut into bars. Before serving, sprinkle with additional powdered sugar.
(My bars and cooling, and I'll be slicing and adding powdered sugar soon.)