Almond Bars
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Almond Bars

 These Almond Bars are chewy and crunchy all at the same time you aren't going to be able to stop eating them!
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes

Ingredients

Base

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, cold cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cold water

Topping:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment or spray bottom of pan with baking spray.
  • Mix together flour, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl.  Add in butter and use a pastry blender to cut in the butter until it looks like coarse meal.
  • Add in cold water and mix with a fork until the dough comes together.
  • Press dough into bottom of pan and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
    Remove from oven and turn oven up to 400 degrees F.
  • Let base cool and mix together topping. In a saucepan, mix together cream, sugar and extract over medium heat until it comes to a rolling boil. Stir occasionally.  About 2-3 minutes
  • Remove from heat and stir in almonds.  Allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  • Pour warm topping over baked base.  Make sure almonds are evenly distributed.
  • Bake for 25-30 more minutes.  Allow to cool.  Run  a sharp knife around the edge of the bars as they cool to loosen them.  Cut into pieces after they cool.