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Chocolate-Glazed Almond Bars

 Chocolate-Glazed Almond Bars
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
40 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bar equals 156 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 70 mg sodium,

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Chocolate-Glazed Almond Bars (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.