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Watermelon Lime Snack Bar

by Victoria Baker

Watermelon Lime Snack Bar

Watermelon Lime Snack Bar

Ingredients
  

  • oz round vanilla wafers
  • 6 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 5 cups watermelon juice see chef’s note
  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup 2% milk
  • 1 oz unflavored gelatin*
  • ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar or 1 cup whipped cream for garnish (not included in nutritional analysis)

Instructions
 

  • Mix the melted butter into the finely ground vanilla wafers and add 2 Tablespoons of water. Mix well and press the crumbs onto the bottom of the prepared pan, forming a crust. Bake the crust for 20 minutes and allow to cool.
  • Set aside 2 cups of the watermelon juice in a small bowl. In a large bowl, combine the remaining 3 cups of watermelon juice with the lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar and milk.
  • Sprinkle the gelatin over the reserved 2 cups of watermelon juice. Allow to sit for 2 minutes so that gelatin can dissolve and begin to absorb liquid, or "bloom." After the gelatin blooms, heat it in the microwave for 2 minutes on high, or heat gently in a small pot over low heat on the stove top, until the gelatin has completely melted into the juice and the liquid is smooth.
  • Add the watermelon juice with the melted gelatin to the larger bowl of juice from Step 3. Stir to combine. Gently pour the mixture over the prepared crust from Step 2 and place in the freezer for 2 hours or until the mixture is firm. (Alternately, place the pan in the refrigerator and allow to set for 3 to 4 hours.)
  • Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Before serving, cut the watermelon bars into squares. If desired, sprinkle each serving with confectioners' sugar or a dollop of whipped cream.

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