In observance of Memorial Day, we will be closed on Monday, May 27th.

We will resume shipping orders on Tuesday, May 28th.
I opened the bottle of your vanilla extract last weekend to bake some cookies and the difference in taste is extraordinary." – Judy

Mojito Bars

Mojito Bars

Mojito Bars are the adult version of their kid friendly cousin, the Lemon Bar, and will jazz up the dessert table at your late summer night party. Cool and tangy they pack a punch and will delight your guests with their flavorful zest!


Mojito Bars



1 cup butter or shortening, softened

1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 1/3 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon Rain’s Choice pure Vanilla Extract

4 eggs

2 cups granulated sugar

1 teaspoon grated lime peel

6 tablespoons lime juice

810 minced fresh spearmint leaves

1/4 cup white rum

splash of mint extract – preferably spearmint, but peppermint extract is fine too

powdered sugar for dusting


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare a 9×13 glass baking dish, by oiling and flouring it. Set aside.

In a large mixer, beat the butter and powdered sugar together until creamy. Add the vanilla extract and lime zest. Beat 2 cups of the flour into the sugar and butter mixture, 1/4 cup at a time, until well blended.

Spread the dough across the prepared baking dish and press into the pan until evenly distributed.

Bake for 20 minutes.

While the crust is baking, prepare the Mojito filling.

In a small bowl, beat the eggs until light. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the rum, lime juice, sugar and mint leaves and mash the leaves into the sugar to draw out the mint flavor. Add the splash of mint extract. Beat the eggs into the sugar mix and blend in the remaining 1/3 cup flour.

Pour the Mojito filling over the baked crust and return to the oven to bake for an additional 15 – 20 minutes or until the topping is golden. Remove from the oven and let cool. While still slightly warm sift powdered sugar over the top.

Cut into square bars and serve.

Did you make this recipe?

Share a photo and tag us — we can't wait to see what you've made!

Latest posts by Serena Rain (see all)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

Related Posts

Verified Customer Review

I was given a small bottle of Rain’s Choice in a gift basket and I have been hooked ever since. The flavor makes all of my baking so much better! I will never use grocery store vanilla again!

Get the Best Vanilla Here!

Blog Categories

Newsletter Signup

Join our community, get news on issues of concern about our planet and its inhabitants, recipes and deals. Over 5,000 subscribers!

The Vanilla Queen
Sorting vanilla beans

Why do our customers love Rain's Choice vanilla?

Thank you for supporting The Vanilla Company and our farmers! BUY HERE now.
For an update on the 2016 vanilla shortage, please see “Why is Vanilla so Expensive?”