When your husband is away on a weekend long Bachelor party and brings home a giant economy sized bag of limes; what do you do with them?!
Make Lime Bars!!!
I am a sucker for lemon bars but have never made the Lime version of them.
So not wanting all those limes to go to waste, Evie and I got to work!
We made our layer of shortbread to get baking in the oven right away.
Make sure the shortbread is spread into a 9×13 pan evenly.
This is one of those baking activities that a toddler can easily do. Pressing the dough into the bottom of the pan is a lot like playing with play doh. It helps them understand how to pull and spread the dough.
We popped our shortbread base in the over to bake for 20-25 minutes.
While the shortbread baked, we got to zesting and juicing our limes for our lime topping.
Juicing a lime isn’t so easy for small hands, so I had to do the majority of it. She did try however, after I had almost hand juiced all of them.
One thing I often do is, pop the limes in the microwave for 15 seconds or so. This helps them juice easier.
Evie did find that, the limes were quite tasty to chew on while mixing up the other ingredients.
Once all of our limes were juice we prepared the lime mixture to pour over the shortbread base.
We added a bit of green food coloring to give it a more “Lime” color. Plus, its fun!
Once it was all mixed, we poured it into the pan of baked shortbread and popped it in the oven!
After about 25 minutes we removed it from the oven and allowed it to cool completely.
Then we sprinkled it with powdered sugar and sliced it into bars!
The finished product! They were so delicious! I love Lemon bars and now, I might love Lime bars even more!
Its a refreshing treat any day!!