Almond Squares I

2 Reviews Add a Pic
Recipe by  Gayla

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

New! Find ingredients on sale

  • Tap On Sale, then swipe through different local stores.

  • Look through the ingredients list for store discounts!

This feature is in beta testing. Thanks for your patience as we improve it!

Your ingredient has been saved! Go to Shopping List.


Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 2 dozen



  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.

Share It

Reviews (2)

Rate This Recipe


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

Nancy Caron

These were excellent and easy to make.

More Reviews

Similar Recipes

Almond Squares II

Almond Squares II

Almond Puff

Almond Puff

Berry Almond Bars

Berry Almond Bars

Crispy Almond Cookies

Crispy Almond Cookies

Baked Cheesecake Squares

Baked Cheesecake Squares

Almond Thins

Almond Thins


Amount Per Serving (12 total)

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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



previous recipe:

Berry Almond Bars


next recipe:

Almond Puff