Almond Bars Recipe

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"This is one of my favorite recipes for last-minute school bake sales," writes Sandy Kerrison from her home in Lockport, New York. "The cake-like snacks are the first items to go...that is, if they're not grabbed by a teacher first. I also include them in Christmas cookie gift baskets."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 184 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until lemon-colored. Beat in butter and extract; gradually stir in the four and mix well. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Almond Bars in Quick Cooking November/December 2002, p22

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Susan User ID: 7886094 260943
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2017

"I love the cake like texture of these bars. Have made twice exactly to recipe and knew was keeper. I did cut 1/8 cup sugar from recipe and like even better. I plate the center and keep the crisp edges for myself.

I've also froze them, they are fast to defrost on the counter. And quite delicious even eaten straight from the freezer. Very happy with this recipe."

Buzzirk User ID: 8022755 215491
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"I made these exactly as directed last week to take to work. They were great! Today, I made the same recipe but substituted lemon extract and added a 1/2 teaspoon of dried grated lemon peel instead of almond. These are great, too, but would add perhaps a full teaspoon of lemon peel or fresh lemon zest (even better) to give it a little more lemon flavor. I will keep this recipe handy! They are so easy to make!"

hhimommy User ID: 7385799 112547
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2013

"I increase the recipe by another 4th and bake in a 10x15 pan. Then I cut the puffier edges off and slice the middle part into bars. The "scraps" are my at home treat! EVERYBODY loves these - crispy top, gooey inside, simple and delicious."

Matthewsmom_MN User ID: 29332 132236
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2013

"I've made these many times. Very good!"

d lamb User ID: 6788406 65524
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2013

"When you need a quick & easy dessert - this is it! People love these these moist, flavorful bars, and it's almost embarassing to give out the recipe because it's so simple.

Make these now!"

jkeubanks User ID: 7016795 86456
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2013

"It was ok..."

Laup547 User ID: 5671690 36473
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"Followed the recipe exactly, but they came out very dry and cakey with a crusty top which crumbled when I cut through it. The taste was fine, just need WAY to be way more moist for my taste. I will not be using this recipe again."

enghofer User ID: 1279774 112546
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2011

"This is my husband's favorite treat, and it's so easy!"

VikJen User ID: 1049893 82200
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2011

"This recipe is very simple and really good, especially if you like almond."

bchinny User ID: 4221219 132235
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2010

"Made it today for a group! Delicious and so easy!!! Received requests for the recipe!"

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