Almond Poppy Seed Bars

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.


5-1/2 dozen

Updated: Aug. 09, 2023
These squares have a sweet frosting and a generous sprinkling of poppy seeds. The bars are a snap to whip up, plus they use ingredients I usually have on hand. —Pam Mroz, Rochester, Minnesota
Almond Poppy Seed Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 large eggs
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% 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
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk


  1. In a bowl, beat eggs, sugar, milk, oil, extracts and butter flavoring. Combine flour, poppy seeds, baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture and mix just until combined. Spread into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. In a bowl, combine the frosting ingredients; beat until smooth. Frost; cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

1 bar: 115 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 78mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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