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Midsummer Eve Bars

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 1 hr 15 min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 36 servings
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Relish these almond flavored bars packed with two types of berries – a fruity dessert!

Ingredients

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 all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup fresh raspberries
1
cup fresh blueberries
Powdered sugar, if desired

Steps

  • 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.
  • 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.

Expert Tips

Frozen berries, thawed and drained, can be substituted for the fresh berries.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
135
Calories from Fat
65
% Daily Value
Saturated Fat
7g
Cholesterol
25mg
Sodium
70mg
Total Carbohydrate
16g
Dietary Fiber
1g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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