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Toasted Almond Shortbread Bars
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Toasted Almond Shortbread Bars

These toasted almond shortbread bars are not too sweet with lots of crunch. Easy to make and delicious to eat. They are a great breakfast bar or snack for on the go.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
resting time in refrigerator1 hr
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almonds, breakfast bar, snack bar
Servings: 32 triangles
Calories: 116kcal

Equipment

  • 9 X 9-inch baking pan

Ingredients

Shortbread

  • ½ cup salted butter (113g)
  • cup all-purpose flour (150g)
  • ¼ cup sugar(50g)
  • 1 egg yolk beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Filling

  • 3 tbsp butter(42g)
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup sliced almonds(86g)

Instructions

Shortbread

  • In a food processor add the butter, flour, and sugar. Process until mixture just starts to come together.
  • Put the mixture in a bowl and add the beaten egg yolk and vanilla. Form a ball with the dough, wrap in plastic wrap, and put in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Press the dough evenly onto the bottom and sides of a 9 X 9-inch baking pan. Form a ½ inch rim.
  • Bake until golden brown about 30 minutes.

Filling

  • In a small saucepan heat the butter and milk until the butter is melted.
  • Add the sugar, honey, and almonds. Stir to mix in.
  • Spread filling over the warm shortbread.
  • Bake another 20 - 30 minutes until it is a rich brown color.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes and cut into triangles in the pan.
  • If you use a parchment sling you can let the bars cool completely, then easily remove them from the pan and cut into triangles.

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Notes

It may be hard to get the cookies out of the pan.  A parchment sling is a SIS (simple is smart) way to prevent the problem of not being able to get the cookies out of the pan.
Store in an airtight container in a cool place for up to 3 weeks. 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 2triangles | Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg