Sunday, June 24, 2012

Citrus Bars



This is the light summer treat we are enjoying poolside today! Quick and easy for the kids to help with. Here's what you need.

Batter:
1/2 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp fresh orange zest
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
2 tsp lemon juice

In a large mixing bowl beat the butter until fluffy. Add the rest of the ingredients in order, mixing well in between each. Spread dough evenly in a buttered large baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees about 10 minutes or until edges were lightly browned.

Glaze:
Stir together 1/4 cup sugar and 2 tblsp orange mango. juice. Brush lightly over bars. Let bars cool completely.

Icing:
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 tsp vanilla
1 tblsp lime juice

Stir together. Add more lime juice as needed until smooth and spreadable. Spread evenly over bars and let set 5 minutes. Cut into 2 inch squares to serve.

9 comments:

Naptime Review said...

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Full Circle Creations said...

Looks and sounds great! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

Holly

Carole said...

this is great. I found it via the It's Keeper link up. I have linked in a beef dish. Have a super day.

Carri said...

I so love citrus anything.... I can't wait to try this...


Thank you for linking up to the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY!!!

Carri
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Michelles Tasty Creations said...

April, I love anything to do with citrus so I'll definitely be trying these soon. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday :)

Winnie said...

Great treats for everyone!:)
Thank you for sharing the recipe

Claiming Our Space said...

I love lemon bars and this looks like a delicious variation. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow!

Carole said...

Thanks for linking this in to Food on Friday. Have a super week.