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Valley Grown Almond Bars

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About 20 bars



About the Recipe


Cookie Crust:

-1 cup salted butter, softened

-1/2 cup powdered sugar

-2 cups all purpose flour


-2 large eggs, room temp

-1 tsp almond extract

-8 oz cream cheese, softened

-1/3 cup granulated sugar


-1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

-1/4 cup salted butter, softened

-1 tsp almond extract

-2-3 Tbsp milk (varies depending on how runny you want the icing)

-Chopped Valley Grown Almonds for garnish


For the Crust:

-Preheat oven to 350° F

-Grease a 9x13 pan and set aside.

-In a large bowl combine your butter and sugar and mix on high for 3 minutes until light and fluffy.

-Slowly add in your flour until just combined.

-Press your dough into the bottom of your greased pan and spread it out evenly. (Tip: If you are wanting to smooth out the top, take a little bit of heavy cream and pour in the palm of your hand and spread it all over the top to smooth the crust).

-Bake the crust for 18 minutes, until edges are slightly golden.

For the Filling:

-While the crust is baking, combine your cream cheese, eggs, and sugar in a medium bowl and whisk until it is smooth.

-Mix in your almond extract.

-Once crust is done, pour the filling on top and smooth the filling our with a spatula.

-Bake for another 15-18 minutes (until cream cheese is set)

-Remove from oven and let cool completely before icing.

For the Icing:

-Once bars are cooled, mix together all your ingredients for the icing in a small bowl.

-Start with 2 Tbsp of milk and add more for the desired consitency.

-Spread frosting on top until nice and smooth and sprinkle with your chopped almonds.

-Cover your bars, and let cool in the fridge before slicing and serving.

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