Elegant Almond Bars

Leila Rockwell

By
@leilaroc

I got this bar from the Betty Crocker site and a favorite of mine. This is made with a sugar cookie mix and I've made it several times.


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Serves:

12

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

2 Hr 30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 pkg
(1# 1.5 oz) betty crocker sugar cookie mix
1/2 c
butter or margarine---melted
1/2 tsp
almond extract
1
egg

FILLING

1 can(s)
(8oz) or 1 package ( 7 oz) almond paste, crumbled into 1/2 " pieces
1/4 c
sugar
1/4 c
butter or margarine ---melted
2
eggs
1/2 c
sliced almonds

TOPPING

2 oz
white chocolate baking bar, coarsely chopped ( 1/3 cup )
2 Tbsp
shortening
1/4 c
sliced almonds

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 350*. In large bowl, stir cookie base ingedients until soft dough forms.
Spread in ungreased 9x13" pan. Bake 15 to 18 min or until light golden brown.
2
Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat almond paste, sugar and 1/4 cup melted butter with electric mixer on low speed until blended. Add 2 eggs: beat until well blended (mixture may be slightly lumpy)
3
Spread almond paste mixture over partially baked base. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup almonds. Bake 15 to 20 min. longer or until filling is set (filling will puff up during baking). Cool completely, about 1 hour.
4
In 1-quart heavy saucepan, melt white chocolate and shortening over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Pour and spread over cooled bars. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup almonds. Let stand about 30 min. or until topping is set. Cut bars.
Store covered at room temperature.
High Altitude (3500-6500ft)step 1, bake 18-21 Min. step 3, bake 17-22 Min

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American