Chocolate-Glazed Almond Bars Recipe
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Chocolate-Glazed Almond Bars Recipe

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With a moist almond filling and a flaky golden crust, these bars are sure to be the perfect dessert for a garden get-together. —Robin Hart North Brunswick, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:40 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 40 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 can (12-1/2 ounces) almond cake and pastry filling
  • 2 cups sliced almonds
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 156 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 70 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pat into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk the egg whites, sugar and almond filling until blended. Stir in almonds. Pour over crust. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until set. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. In a microwave, melt chocolate; stir until smooth. Drizzle over top. Let stand until set. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 40 bars.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Solo brand cake and pastry filling. Look for it in the baking aisle.
Originally published as Chocolate-Glazed Almond Bars in Taste of Home April/May 2008, p23

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 156 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 70 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

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Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"Everyone loves when I make these. Had to search high and low for the almond filling but it was well worth it!"

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Reviewed Jun. 17, 2011

"I made this bar for a special school function and it was the hit of the cookie tray. I think this will be a new cookie I make for my christmas trays, too! This is excellent and easy."

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Reviewed May. 3, 2011

"I needed more of an almond taste, real dissapointment"

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"They are a lot easier to make than they look and they taste like you spent hours on them. Sooo yummy!"

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Reviewed Apr. 1, 2009

"The Chocolate-Glazed Almond Bars are a real keeper. Three squares of the melted bitter-sweet squares though are more than enough to glaze the bars."

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