Ok, so maybe white chocolate isn't that bad. It can't compete with dark chocolate, but as long as it's holding hands with something spectacular like limes or lemons, I think it has a certain charm. Plus, white chocolate's Wintry wardrobe is perfect for this whimsical time of year.Sorry if you're a bit nauseous from that...I'm trying to play nice with winter. Right now we are being diplomatic, although we've been eyeballing each other a lot lately. Stay civil Winter, après moi le deluge.
Even though these bars would be refreshing on a hot Summer day, I think they fit in perfectly with this season. The white chocolate makes them a bit more cozy. They're not my favourite citrus-inspired bar, but thanks to the chocolate, they do have a unique twist on the traditional recipe. If I made these again, I would add more lime. These are slightly too sweet if your like citrus desserts on the tart side, but if you're like me and surrounded by people who complain that said desserts are never sweet enough for them, then these bars may be just what they're looking for.
White Chocolate Lime Bars
(adapted from the Double Dipped Life)
*printer friendly Recipe*
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1/4 cup of sugar
1/3 cup butter, cold and cut into bits
3/4 cups of white chocolate chips (reduce for tarter results)
2 eggs, slightly beaten
The zest and juice from 3 limes (5 would be better, especially if you want to cut the sweetness.)
1/4 cup of flour
3/4 cup of sugar
Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with foil or parchment paper. Spray/butter lightly.
Prepare the crust: In a medium sized bowl, Whisk together the flour and sugar. With pastry blender or your fingertips, work the butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Press onto the bottom of the prepared pan.
Bake 7 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with the white chocolate chips. Set aside while you prepare the filling.
Filling: In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, lemon juice, lemon peel, flour and sugar. Pour over chips and crust.
Bake 10 minutes or until set (you can touch center and it's springy). *Note: Mine were done in 8 minutes.*
Cool completely before cutting into bars.
Makes about 12