*Thanks to everyone who entered the ice cream giveaway! The winner from my awesome Facebook fans is Kim Raynor (yippee!). And the random winner from the comments on the giveaway post is #402: Becca (favorite ice cream: peanut butter and chocolate)! Please email me within 24 hours at firstname.lastname@example.org, both of you lucky little winners, and I’ll work out the details!*
I love lemon bars. Like, really love them. In fact, I love them so much, I’m kind of embarrassed I don’t have a recipe up for them on my site (not like it’s that hard to find a recipe for them around since they are quite popular, but still).
When I was growing up, my mom made lemon bars all the time and they were hands down my favorite treat to see sitting on the counter after walking in from school or for after a Sunday dinner. I shall not confess how many I would eat at one sitting – sufficeth to say, I love the little beauties.
A few weeks ago, on a whim, I tried this recipe for lime bars. Not altogether very different than the classic lemon bars, these lime bars have the delicious addition of buttermilk in the lime filling, which lends a wonderful creamy tanginess to the bars, perfectly complimenting the fresh lime juice and buttery, shortbread base.
When the bars first came out of the oven, I thought for sure they were a bust. They were ugly. Sorry, but they were. However, after chilling in the refrigerator and having a liberal dusting of powdered sugar applied, these bars have skyrocketed to my newest favorite indulgence.
Light, refreshing, with that ethereal combination of cool, creamy filling and melt-in-your-mouth buttery shortbread, I have to admit, I’m loving on these lime bars nearly as much as my old lemon bar favorites.