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Holiday Almond Bars

This fast, delicious dessert always makes an appearance during our Christmas celebrations.—Cheryl Newendorp, Pella, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    4-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup almond paste
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, almond paste and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extract. Gradually add flour just until moistened.
  • Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining sugar; top with almonds.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 107 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 27mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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