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{Food Dish} Best Dessert Bar Contest: 4th Runner-up + Recipe

LDS Living - May 10, 2012

Choosing our favorite dessert bars was hard – there were so many delicious options! But we did what had to be done, and now it's time to start meeting the winners. Today: Strawberry Limeade Bars, which received the fifth most votes.

A couple weeks ago, we held our dessert bar competition here at corporate headquarters. We had quite the task in front of us, since we received so many recipes (and all of these sounded delicious). We enlisted the help of co-workers, family members, and friends, and finally came up with a list of our favorites (see our other favorite dessert bar recipes so far). 

Because your submissions were just so tasty, we're publishing more than the usual three recipes online. So, today, meet our 5th favorite recipe: Strawberry Limeade Bars, by Julie Egan of Flower Mound, Texas.

We loved the refreshing, slightly tropical twist of these bars. They taste just like the drink!



Strawberry Limeade Bars

1 strawberry cake mix
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
2 tablespoons lime zest

4 eggs, beaten
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup lime juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix crust ingredients and press into 9x13 pan. Bake for 15 minutes. 

Mix together topping ingredients and pour over crust. Bake for an additional 25 minutes, until set. 

Sprinkle with powdered sugar while warm. Cool. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Check out the links below for other finalists from the dessert bar contest:

Third Runner-up: Chocolate Orange Bars

Second Runner-up: Butterscotch Nutella Bars

First Runner-up: De Lime in de Coconut Bars

WINNER: Super Yummy Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

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Comments 3 comments

spin2219 said...

05:08 PM
on May 13, 2012

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Making them for Mother's Day. Delicious. Thanks for sharing.

jessicac said...

11:53 AM
on Jun 17, 2012

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I think I messed mine up :( I just added the topping, but when I did so the crust broke up and the topping slipped under the crust. Was I suppose to let the crust cool or maybe flatten it more? I hope they are still salvageable :(

kelcief21 said...

11:16 AM
on Mar 09, 2013

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I let my crust cool before putting the topping on. This is such an easy recipe and received multiple compliments the first time making it. It is perfect for parties/showers/any occasion where you need to have something, but don't want to pick up many ingredients and have an easy recipe to follow ! Because you should let the crust cool before doing the topping the total time is about an hour. Lime zest* buy 2 limes and use your grater to grate the skin off the lime. do not follow the directions on the back of the cake mix and then also do the ingredients above, only do the ingredients above! Just a heads up when I gave this recipe out those are the 2 things people had most questions about!
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