Almond Bars I

Almond Bars I

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"These bars taste wonderful and are very colorful on your plate of goodies for the holidays. Try them and your guests will rave over them. Don't be surprised if they ask you for the recipe."
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Ingredients

servings 316 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 316 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.1g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 155 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, 1/2 cup sugar and salt. Make a well in the center and add the egg yolks and butter. Work into the dry ingredients with your hands until well blended. Press dough into an unprepared 9x9 inch baking pan.
  3. Bake 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. When the crust cools a little bit, spread with the jam or jelly, and set aside.
  4. In a clean bowl, whip the egg whites until they reach soft peaks. Gradually add the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar, then the almond extract. Continue to whip until the whites hold stiff peaks and sugar is dissolved. Fold in the coconut and spread the mixture over the jam layer. Sprinkle the almonds over the top, and return to the oven.
  5. Bake for 8 to 10 more minutes until the top is lightly browned. Cool slightly and cut into bars.

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Most helpful positive review

Very delicious and everyone wants the recipe!

Most helpful critical review

I was looking for a recipe that my mom used to make during our childhood, that sounded very much like this one, with the almonds, jam and meringue layer. I was so looking forward to making it, b...

Very delicious and everyone wants the recipe!

These came out wonderful and even my 13 year old son thought they were easy to make (never too young to teach males how to cook!)

These bars are very unusual, but very good. I used walnuts since I didn't have almonds, but the nuts aren't the key ingredient, as the name suggests. The jelly you choose is probably going to be...

go easy on the almond, or it's blinding

Yummy! Everybody loved them at the party!!

very rich and yummy! I doubled the recipe and baked in a 15X10. I used seedless red raspberry jam. Thanks Carol! Sorry I just realized I rated the wrong recipe! I have not tried this I should ha...

I was looking for a recipe that my mom used to make during our childhood, that sounded very much like this one, with the almonds, jam and meringue layer. I was so looking forward to making it, b...

This was an excellent recipe but I do have one caveat. I doubled the recipe with great results, trying to plan ahead for my sons' school lunches .... alas, it did not occur to me that meringue t...

Just made this recipe and it was a big hit at the party I went to. I used raspberry as the jam and added extra slivered almonds and coconuts. I also sprinkled coconuts on top to give it that g...