Almond Dream Bars

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Mary Gonzalez
from Livermore, CA

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!!!

serves 16-24
prep time 25 Min
cook time 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
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How To Make

  • 1
    1) 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
  • 2
    3) Spread mixture over the crackers in the pan. 4) Top with remaining crackers, pressing down firmly.
  • 3
    ALMOND 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
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