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Cream Cheese Almond Bars Recipe

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The smooth texture of the cream cheese and the almond flavoring are a rich combination that goes perfect with the sweet crust. The almonds on top add their own texture and flavor. Try Chocolate Cream Cheese Bars for another great cream cheese recipe.
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Sliced almonds
Container: 9 x 13 baking pan
Directions
PREP
1 hr
COOK
20 mins
READY IN
1.25 hrs
  • Combine butter, flour, and powdered sugar; beat until well blended.
  • Press into the bottom of a 9 x 13 cake pan. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add eggs, sugar, and almond extract. Beat until well blended.
  • Spread on top of the crust and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Allow to cool.
FROSTING:
  • Combine butter, powdered sugar, and a small amount of milk; beat until smooth.
  • Add more milk if frosting is too thick to spread easily. If it is too thin, add a little more powdered sugar. Add almond extract.
  • Spread on top of bars and then sprinkle with sliced almonds.
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Cream Cheese Almond Bars Recipe Reviews

cream cheese almond bars

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Average of 4.00 out of 5 stars
Rating of 4 out of 5.0 stars
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carmanintexas
Rating of 4 out of 5.0 stars
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"I was looking for recipes for my lemons (my tree overfloweth). So, I made this but replaced the almond with lemon juice. I also use the zest of a lemon in the cream cheese. I also used more lemon juice than what this recipe calls for. I just added to taste. Very good. I LOVE almond everything so I can't wait to try it that way."
KateLR
Rating of 3 out of 5.0 stars
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"I made these today, following the recipe exactly. If I make them again I will use only half as much almond extract as the recipe calls for. As it is, the almond taste is overwhelmingly strong. The bars are pretty and have a nice combination of textures, but I'd really prefer a more subtle almond flavor."
2Tmom User
Rating of 5 out of 5.0 stars
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"Oh my gosh these are good. They have a buttery bottom layer with a creamy almond flavored top. Terrific!"
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