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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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!"

Shaynanny User ID: 4401316 119899
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2009

"These bars are very good and would make them again"

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