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Do you have that recipe that you fall back on when you’re in a pinch? That recipe that you turn to when your husband reminds you on Saturday night that you’re scheduled to bring treats to church in the morning? The one that you pull out when you’ve forgotten that the bake sale is tomorrow?
Yeah. This is that recipe for me.
These almond bars are so easy. And so very very delicious.
Imagine if you will that moist and chewy had a baby with tender and cakey.
I love that they are made with things that I always have on hand, and that they bake in a pan, so I don’t have to fuss with cookies going in the oven every 12 minutes.
And if I can go all Christmas in July for a second, I’ll tell you that they look really pretty on a cookie tray.
I made lots and lots of these for my parents’ 50th anniversary party a few years ago, topped with sparkly gold sugar. My mom loves almond flavored things, so they were a perfect choice!
Party Decorating Aside
Can I tell you a fun decorating tip that we used at my parents’ party. You can take a picture to an office store/copy center and get it made into a GIANT print. Some places call them ‘engineer prints’. This article tells you more about it. I blew up several pictures from their wedding album and had them displayed around at the party. They’re not great quality prints, but still really cool looking, I think.
My son even let me do one for his graduation party last year (I wanted to do like 10!)
So back to these delicious almond bars….
They are deceptively simple, yet look and taste fancy. Add this recipe to your ‘go-to’ file.