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Almond Poppy Seed Bars

 Almond Poppy Seed Bars
These tender squares from Pam Mroz of Rochester, Minnesota have a sweet frosting and generous sprinkling of poppy seeds throughout. "The bars are a snap to whip up, plus they use ingredients I usually have on hand," she notes.
66 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter flavoring or additional vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk

Directions

  • In a bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, milk, oil, extracts and butter
  • flavoring. Combine the flour, poppy seeds, baking powder and salt;
  • add to the egg mixture and mix just until combined. Spread into a
  • greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a bowl, combine the frosting ingredients; beat until smooth. Frost

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Almond Poppy Seed Bars (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • bars. Yield: about 5-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 115 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 78 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.