Monday, February 9, 2015

Almond Bars - just too yummy!!

During the Christmas holidays, I saw a former preschool parent mention this yummy recipe on Facebook.  I love almond flavoring so I knew I had to make these bars.  I just got around to making them this past weekend.  I LOVE these Almond bars.  I was with my Baylor Besties on a girls weekend a couple of weekends ago.  We had a dessert similar to this.  The restaurant baked theirs in a round cake pan and served "pie slices" with a homemade vanilla whipped cream.  I made these Almond Bars in a 9 x 13 but you could totally divide this recipe into two round cake pans and serve it by the slice with a whipped cream.

Almond Bars

1 cup butter, softened 
8 oz almond paste 
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp almond extract
2 cups flour

1/2 cup slivered almonds

Using a mixer, mix butter, almond paste, and sugar..beat in eggs and extract...gradually add flour.  Spray 9x13 with cooking spray. Pat mixture into pan. Top with sugar and almonds.  Cook at 350 for 30-35 minutes.  

* can cut in 48 small bars 

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