margarita bars recipe
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Margarita bars

This classic tequila cocktail in dessert form that comes together in 30 minutes or less!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: easy
Keyword: bars, cinco de mayo, margarita
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 335kcal
Author: Heather Perine


For the crust:

  • 1 package of graham crackers 9 sheets
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • pinch salt

For the filling:

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 14- ounce can of condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup lime juice about 5 limes
  • 1 Tablespoon tequila
  • 1 Tablespoon orange juice


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 8x8 baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with a cooking spray.
  • In a food processor, place your graham cracker sheets and pulse until finely ground. Add in your melted butter, sugar, and . Pulse to combine. Press the graham cracker crumb mixture into the 8x8 pan and press down into an even layer. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the filling ingredients. Whisk to combine. Pour over the graham cracker crust and bake for an additional 15 minutes until set.
  • Bars can be refrigerated for up to 2 days, the crust may soften slightly however.


  • Fresh limes is key.¬† You can add in the zest too if you want them to pack a real lime punch. I added a 1/2 cup lime juice- this sometimes is 4 limes. Sometimes 5. I always grab a couple extra than I think I need just in case I find some aren't as juicy as others.
  • To juice the limes here are a few tricks for you:¬†roll the limes on your counter a few times before cutting them to make squeezing the juice out of them. You could also microwave the limes for about 10 seconds to make juicing them easier too.
  • When making the crust, use the bottom of your measuring cup to press the crust down evenly into your pan.


Serving: 1bar | Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11.3g | Saturated Fat: 5.4g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 40g | Iron: 3.1mg