Simple, delectable almond bars


Spencer and I had only been dating a few months when he broke out this recipe: a dessert passed down by his grandmother and mom, and one that has quickly become a favorite of mine. Wickedly obsessed with all things almond, I can’t get enough of these — and it doesn’t hurt that they’re very simple to make. And delicious.

Turning to Spencer now, I asked, “Is Grandma Pat well known for this recipe?”

“Amongst . . . me,” he replied.

And now me. And maybe you, too.


Almond Bars

2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 stick melted butter
1 scant cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
Confectioners’ (powdered) sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×9 pan and set aside. In a medium bowl, beat eggs, then add sugar and melted butter; mix well. Add flour; stir until smooth and combined. Mix in almond extract. Bake for 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and edges are lightly browned. Cool. Sift confectioners’ sugar over top, cut and enjoy.


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20 thoughts on “Simple, delectable almond bars

    • Me too, Meg — I’m an almond fanatic. I had some kind of almond mocha at a cafe sometime in the winter and can’t get it out of my mind.

  1. You just saved me – I need a dessert for our cake walk at Relay this weekend, but I am in the middle of administering final exams and grading final papers – it is also going to be 90 degrees – these will be perfect! Thanks!

    • Hope it’s a big hit, Kristin — and good luck with all your projects! It’s supposed to be really hot here in Maryland this weekend, too — ack.

  2. Meg, thanks for visiting our blog. I love almond desserts too–I always inhale deeply whenever I open my jar of almond extract.

    • There’s something so soothing and delicious about that inhale of almond, isn’t there? I do the same thing! Glad to know there are many of us almond lovers out there.

  3. I have to tell you this is one of the most special things Spencer did with his grandmother…. I know he loves them but I think it also was sharing that special time of cooking with grandma,( just the two of them,) that ment so much to him!! Glad this recipe brings joy to you now too! You made me think of some things I did with my grandparents when I was little and how I cherish those memories as an adult now….

  4. I love this type of snack cake — So easy to throw together for a quick dessert when you have a craving. I’ll have to bookmark the page.

  5. Oh.my.yum. I adore almon — I can’t get enough of it, the scent, the taste — I’m drooling now! I absolutely need to make these. I’m already daydreaming about them and a cup of coffee and Sunday morning and my bed and my book…. ;)

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