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Blueberry Almond Bars

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.


  • 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


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

Comments (5)

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.
pclemson wrote:
This bar is simply...delicious. Each flavor comes through, blueberry-almond-white chocolate, none overpowering the other. Serve on a plate with a fork or these are firm enough to hold together when picked up, not like some bars that fall apart and crumble. Can be frozen, still moist and flavorful as the day they were baked. Thank you, Lori, for sharing this recipe and congratulations on earning recognition at your county fair!

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