Almond Dream Bars

Mary Gonzalez

By
@margoz

I found this recipe I cut out of the local newspaper, while cleaning out my recipe box. The author is not identified, so I can't take personal credit for it. It's a great summer dessert since there is no baking required.
It was easy and taste delicious!!!


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Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
16-24
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

18
graham crackers, divided
3/4 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c
butter
1/2 c
undiluted evaporated milk
1 c
graham cracker crumbs (10-12 crackers)
1 c
sliced almonds-divided ( i used honey roasted sliced almonds)
1 c
flaked coconut
1/2 c
chopped dried fruit (i used dried cranberries)

ALMOND ICING

1 1/2 c
powdered sugar (sifted)
2 Tbsp
butter, softened
2 Tbsp
undiluted evaporated milk
1/2 tsp
almond extract

Step-By-Step

11) Line the bottom of a buttered 8 inch pan with HALF the graham crackers
2)In medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter and evaporated milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat and immediately stir in graham cracker crumbs, 3/4 cup of the almonds, coconut and chopped fruit

23) Spread mixture over the crackers in the pan.
4) Top with remaining crackers, pressing down firmly.

3ALMOND ICING:
5) Combine almond icing ingredients and mix well.
6) Spread over dessert and sprinkle remaining almonds on top.
Chill until firm then cut into bars

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #nuts, #almonds, #graham, #fruits