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creamy almond bars

★★★★★ 36
a recipe by
Heather Sturdivan
Turlock, CA

A lady at my church made these for snacks for the VBS leaders last summer and I fell head-over-heels for them! They are amazing! So sweet and creamy, they just melt in your mouth!

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Yummy! These bars are little slices of pure delight. We can't wait to make them again... and maybe even try experimenting with lemon or orange flavors in place of the almond!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 36
serves 24
prep time 45 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For creamy almond bars

  • 2 c
  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 8 oz
    regular cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c
  • 2
  • 2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 1 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    almond extract
  • sliced almonds

How To Make creamy almond bars

  • 1
    Mix and press crust ingredients into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and sugar for the filling with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the rest of the filling ingredients and beat until just mixed. Pour filling mixture over crust and bake for another 15 minutes.
  • 3
    Combine all frosting ingredients with a mixer. Frost bars when they are cool and top with sliced almonds, if desired. Cut into 24 squares and serve immediately or serve chilled. Store in refrigerator.
  • 4
    *These bars freeze very well!