Almond Dream Bars

2
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!!!

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

How to Make Almond Dream Bars

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

Printable Recipe Card

About Almond Dream Bars

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