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Blueberry Almond Bars

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  • Makes: 16 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Bake 50 mins to 55 mins

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A perennial reader fave, these buttery bars earned Lori Van Der Weele of Plymouth, Indiana, the top prize at her county fair.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 12 - ounce package white baking pieces (2 cups), divided
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup blueberry jam
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Remove from heat. Add 1 cup of the baking pieces (do not stir). Set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs and sugar. Add butter mixture to egg mixture; stir just until combined. Stir in almond extract.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the flour and salt. Add flour mixture to egg mixture; stir just until combined. Spread half of the batter into a greased 9x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 325 degrees oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt jam over low heat, stirring occasionally. Spread melted jam evenly over warm crust. Stir the remaining 1 cup of baking pieces into the remaining batter. Drop the batter in small mounds onto the jam filling. Sprinkle with almonds.
  5. Bake about 35 minutes more or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean and top is lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

(Blueberry Almond Bars)

Servings Per Recipe 16, carb. (g) 33, Fat, total (g) 14, pro. (g) 2, iron (mg) 1, vit. C (mg) 1, vit. A (IU) 243, fiber (g) 1, cal. (kcal) 277, chol. (mg) 43, sat. fat (g) 9, sodium (mg) 176, calcium (mg) 10

Comments (4)

janmuck wrote:
These are WONDERFUL! Lots and lots of compliments and lots of requests for the recipe! Yum.
nancyjohnson17 wrote:
Incredible dessert. I get rave reviews everywhere I take these. Lots of cheers when I enter a room carrying these. Lots of requests for the recipe.
janmuck wrote:
Absolutely THE most wonderful bar cookies on the entire earth!
mjhk516551380 wrote:
LOVE these bars - the blueberries, the almonds, the white chocolate- amazing! One of my most requested recipes by family & friends.

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