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Macaroon Almond Crumb Bars

No recipe image available.Quick and easy! A chocolate crust made with a cake mix topped with a coconut macaroon and almond filling and garnished with crumbled macaroons.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (18.25-ounce) package chocolate cake mix
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs - divided use
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 to 1 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 cups coconut macaroon cookie crumbs (about 8 macaroons)
1 cup chopped slivered almonds

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.
  2. In large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, oil and 1 egg. Beat on medium speed of electric mixer until crumbly.
  3. Press mixture firmly on bottom of prepared baking pan.
  4. In medium mixing bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, remaining egg and almond extract; mix well. Add 1 cup macaroon crumbs and the almonds. Spread evenly over prepared crust.
  5. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup macaroon crumbs.
  6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Cool thoroughly. Cut into bars. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Makes 24 bars.