In an act of absolute insanity, I gave away almost of all of my mojito bars to my neighbor. I had played with recipe development and photography for so long that I didn’t want to see the bars for another second (Does anyone else get that way after baking for a long time?). By the next morning, I was no longer tired of looking at the mojito bars. In fact, I craved one. At first bite, I realized my mistake. My mojito bars were crazy good, like lemon bars for grown ups – I wanted every single one of them back!
Sadly, of the very few mojito bars that I hadn’t given away, I had to part with another one. My mother-in-law was watching my son and it only seemed sporting to give her some dessert. She said these mojito bars with their lime, mint, and rum filling and their crisp buttery crust made her top five list of everything that I have ever baked.
When frozen, my mojito bars taste like an icy drink in dessert format. The next time I make these (and there will definitely be a next time), I will throw the whole batch in the freezer immediately instead of giving them away. I’ll eat them straight from the freezer whenever I want a special treat!
Mojito Bar Recipe
These mojito bars are made using my mojito curd. Make up a batch of curd before beginning this recipe.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter cold
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 8 mint leaves
- 1 recipe of mojito curd
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Place all ingredients except the curd in a food processor and pulse together to form fine crumbs.
Press into the bottom of a greased 8”x8” pan and bake for 25 minutes or until light golden brown.
Top prebaked bar base with curd and return to 350 F oven for 25 minutes or until the edges of the bars are set but the inside is still jiggly.
Cool to room temperature and then chill in the refrigerator for at least four hours before slicing and serving. Optionally garnish with additional mint leaves and lime.
Note: This recipe was originally developed for Go Bold with Butter.