Almond and Berry Bars

Almond and Berry Bars

Relish these almond flavored bars packed with two types of berries – a fruity dessert!

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:15

Hr:Mins

Makes

3

dozen

1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
2
eggs
1
package (8 ounces) almond paste (not marzipan), cut into 1/4-inch pieces
2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup fresh raspberries
1
cup fresh blueberries
Powdered sugar, if desired
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Makes 3 dozen bars
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Substitution
Frozen berries, thawed and drained, can be substituted for the fresh berries.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 135
    • (Calories from Fat 65),
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 70mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 16g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.