Almond Butter Bars

A shortbread-like layer is enhanced with a brown sugar-almond topping. A superb, delicately flavored bar for all occasions.
Servings 2 dozen
Prep Time


  • 1/2 cup Butter or Margarine softened
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 3 tbsp Butter or Margarine
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract


  1. In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter and powdered sugar until fluffy; beat in flour. Press evenly in ungreased 9x9" baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven until lightly browned (12-15 minutes); remove from oven. In small saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons butter; stir in brown sugar, lemon juice and water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in almonds and almond extract. Spread evenly over crust. Bake until bubbly in center (10-15 minutes longer). Cool slightly; cut into bars. Cool completely. These bars may be frozen.