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Almond Bars

No recipe image available.A streusel-topped almond dessert bar made with cinnamon and almond paste.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup instant potato flakes
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 large egg
1 (7-ounce) tube almond paste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; blend in butter until mixture resembles crumbs. Press half of mixture in ungreased 13x9x2-inch pan. Reserve remaining crumb mixture for topping.
  3. In large bowl, combine remaining ingredients, mixing well. Spread over the base; sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over filling.
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely; cut into bars.

Makes 24 bars.