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Almond and Berry Bars
cup butter or margarine, softened
cup packed brown sugar
teaspoon almond extract
package (8 ounces) almond paste (not marzipan), cut into 1/4-inch pieces
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
teaspoon baking powder
cup fresh raspberries
cup fresh blueberries
Powdered sugar, if desired
Heat oven to 325°. Grease bottom and sides of rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, with shortening. Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy, or mix with spoon. Stir in almond extract, eggs and almond paste. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Spread in pan. Sprinkle with raspberries and blueberries.
Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until golden brown and bars slightly pull away from edges of pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.
Frozen berries, thawed and drained, can be substituted for the fresh berries.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
1 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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