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Potluck Almond Bars Recipe
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Potluck Almond Bars Recipe

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These creamy treats are sized right for a buffet, notes Farmington, Minnesota reader Astrid Miller. "The portions are easy to handle," she notes. "And, because they're so nice and small, they aren't too filling." But don't be surprised if their sweet taste keeps guest coming back for more!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 2 packages (one 8 ounces, one 3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • FROSTING:
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Sliced almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 150 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 107 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, butter and salt. Pat into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, combine filling ingredients; beat until smooth. Pour over crust. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. For frosting, in a bowl, combine the sugar, butter, milk and extract; stir until smooth. Frost bars and sprinkle with almonds if desired. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Almond Bars in Country Woman May/June 1995, p23

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 150 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 107 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 5, 2011

Very good flavor, the frosting is sweet but the other two layers are not so it balances out really well. A pan never lasts long in our house!

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Reviewed Mar. 15, 2011

This recipe sounds really good.

Our Board Moderator has had the butter amounts adjusted.

Alliea

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Reviewed Mar. 15, 2011

Wondering if the 1/2 cup butter listed with the frosting should be in the crust and the 1/3 cup in the frosting?

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Reviewed Mar. 14, 2011

Haven't tried it yet as the amount of butter for the crust is not listed. Sounds wonderful otherwise.

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