Mar 19th, 2010 - 11:39:35
Elegant Almond Bars - Betty Crocker Holiday Recipe Ideas
By Betty Crocker®
Dec 10, 2007, 16:21
Prep Time: 25 Min
Start to Finish: 2 Hr 30 Min
1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 can (8 oz) or 1 package (7 oz) almond paste, crumbled into
1/2 inch pieces
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup sliced almonds
2 oz white chocolate baking bar, coarsely chopped (1/3 cup)
2 tablespoons shortening
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir cookie-base ingredients until soft dough forms. Spread in ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until light, golden brown.
2. Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat almond paste, sugar and 1/4 cup melted butter with electric mixer on Low speed until blended. Add 2 eggs; beat until well blended (mixture may be lumpy).
3. Spread almond-paste mixture over partially baked base. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup almonds. Bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until filling is set (filling will puff up during baking). Cool completely, about 1 hour.
4. In 1-quart heavy saucepan, melt white chocolate and shortening over Low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Pour and spread over cooled bars. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup almonds. Let stand about 30 minutes or until topping is set. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature.
Makes 32 Bars.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): In step 1, bake 18-21 minutes.
In step 3, bake 17 to 22 minutes.
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This year Betty Crocker is making it possible for families to decorate cookies online to benefit a good cause. By visiting www.BakeLifeSweeter.com, families can decorate a virtual cookie and email it to a friend. For every cookie eCard sent by Dec. 25, 2007, Betty Crocker will make a 10-cent donation to Toys for Tots (up to $25,000 total).