Monday, February 11, 2008

Raspberry Almond Bars

Simple to make, but it's a layering proccess, so it takes a little time. I really enjoy these little treats and think they are very elegant, so I often make them for showers or nice events.

1 C flour
1/3 C marg. or butter, softened
1/4 C firmly packed brown sugar
*Combine ingredients and mix well. Press into ungreased 9" square pan (or similar dimensions like 7 x 11). Bake 375 for 8-10 min.

1/2 C raspberry jam
*Carefully spread jam over base; cool slightly.

1/2 C flour
2/3 C sugar
1/2 C marg. or butter, softened
1/2 t. almond extract
2 eggs
*Combine ingredients and blend until smooth. Spread gently over jam. Bake 375 for an additional 25 min. or until light brown. Cool completely.

3/4 C powdered sugar
2 T. marg or butter, softned
1/2 t. almond extract
1-2 t. milk
*Combine, adding enough milk for icing to spread easily, blend until smooth. Spread on cooled bar.

ALMOND TOPPING: (if desired)
*Top with 1/4 C sliced almonds, toasted. Cut into 36 bars.
NOTE: To toast almonds, spread on cookie sheet; bake 375 for 5-10 min.


Becky said...

Janell is this what you made yesterday?? If it is, these are to die for!!!!

Janell said...

Yes, these are the very same. Thanks for the awesome recipe, Bethany!