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Almond Squares I

Gayla

If you really like a strong almond taste, substitute almond extract for vanilla extract in this recipe.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 429 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 30.7 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.3g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 14 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch square baking pan.
  2. To make crust: In a large bowl, cream shortening, white sugar and brown sugar. Separate egg and beat in yolk and vanilla, stirring until well blended. Slowly add in the flour and blend well. Mixture will be stiff.
  3. Press dough evenly into baking pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until top is golden brown.
  4. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over low heat. Spread the melted chocolate over warm crust. Sprinkle top with almonds. Let cool on wire rack before cutting.
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Reviews

Kristine
15
7/27/2003

Do NOT use unsweetened chocolate - it makes the recipe taste horrendous. We had much better success when we switched to semi-sweet - did not get the strange, twisted faces from people tasting the bitter chocolate.

Nancy Caron
6
11/4/2006

These were excellent and easy to make.