Blackberry Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Your family will rave over these ooey, gooey delicious #dessert bars. The shortbread crust is topped with #blackberry filling and sliced #almonds. Delightful for #holiday baking. #cookie

Blackberry Almond Bars

September 5, 2016Teresa

Blackberry Almond Bars are very scrumptious treats. I mean who doesn’t enjoy blackberries or blackberry preserves? These berry filled bars are not too difficult to make and combine two really great flavors: blackberries and almonds. Double yum.

This tasty dessert start with a simple three-ingredient shortbread crust. After baking the crust, you add a blackberry preserve filling layer topped with sliced almonds and then bake the dessert again. It is super delicious.

My husband likes to give away cookies whenever he meets up with friends, co-workers, or others affiliated with his work. I try to keep the freezer well-stocked so he can bring a tub filled with them wherever he goes. A couple of weeks ago I was remaking a batch of Apricot Almond Bars.

I knew my freezer was getting low on cookies so I decided to make this simple recipe with four different flavors, Apricot (the original recipe), Cherry, Orange Marmalade and Blackberry. All of them came out so wonderfully ooey and gooey.

If you’re looking for a delightful recipe to share with company, at family reunions, potlucks or for holiday baking, then Blackberry Almond Bars is a fantastic one to share. I do recommend freezing or refrigerating them before cutting to make that process a little easier. But after cutting if you prefer gooey, then keep them at room temperature for a day or two before refrigerating (if they last that long!) 🙂

Blackberry Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Your family will rave over these ooey, gooey delicious #dessert bars. The shortbread crust is topped with #blackberry filling and sliced #almonds. Delightful for #holiday baking. #cookie

Blackberry Almond Bars are spectacular.

Blackberry Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Your family will rave over these ooey, gooey delicious #dessert bars. The shortbread crust is topped with #blackberry filling and sliced #almonds. Delightful for #holiday baking. #cookie

Each one will have you drooling.

Blackberry Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Your family will rave over these ooey, gooey delicious #dessert bars. The shortbread crust is topped with #blackberry filling and sliced #almonds. Delightful for #holiday baking. #cookie

Take a tray of these goodies to your next party and they’ll be gone in a flash!

Here’s what I did.

Blackberry Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Your family will rave over these ooey, gooey delicious #dessert bars. The shortbread crust is topped with #blackberry filling and sliced #almonds. Delightful for #holiday baking. #cookie

I used these ingredients.

Blackberry Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Your family will rave over these ooey, gooey delicious #dessert bars. The shortbread crust is topped with #blackberry filling and sliced #almonds. Delightful for #holiday baking. #cookie

Soften butter. I microwave it until it’s half way between softened and melted so it is easier to work with. Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add powdered sugar.

Blackberry Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Your family will rave over these ooey, gooey delicious #dessert bars. The shortbread crust is topped with #blackberry filling and sliced #almonds. Delightful for #holiday baking. #cookie

Stir ingredients to combine.

Blackberry Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Your family will rave over these ooey, gooey delicious #dessert bars. The shortbread crust is topped with #blackberry filling and sliced #almonds. Delightful for #holiday baking. #cookie

Spray a 9×13″ glass baking dish with cooking spray. Press crust ingredients into pan firmly.

Blackberry Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Your family will rave over these ooey, gooey delicious #dessert bars. The shortbread crust is topped with #blackberry filling and sliced #almonds. Delightful for #holiday baking. #cookie

Bake at 350 for approximately 15-18 minutes.

Blackberry Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Your family will rave over these ooey, gooey delicious #dessert bars. The shortbread crust is topped with #blackberry filling and sliced #almonds. Delightful for #holiday baking. #cookie

Meanwhile, combine sugar, egg, blackberry preserves, vanilla and butter.

Blackberry Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Your family will rave over these ooey, gooey delicious #dessert bars. The shortbread crust is topped with #blackberry filling and sliced #almonds. Delightful for #holiday baking. #cookie

Whisk ingredients to combine. Pour over hot crust layer.

Blackberry Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Your family will rave over these ooey, gooey delicious #dessert bars. The shortbread crust is topped with #blackberry filling and sliced #almonds. Delightful for #holiday baking. #cookie

Top with sliced almonds.

Blackberry Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Your family will rave over these ooey, gooey delicious #dessert bars. The shortbread crust is topped with #blackberry filling and sliced #almonds. Delightful for #holiday baking. #cookie

Bake at 350 an additional 15-20 minutes or until set.

Blackberry Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Your family will rave over these ooey, gooey delicious #dessert bars. The shortbread crust is topped with #blackberry filling and sliced #almonds. Delightful for #holiday baking. #cookie

Refrigerate or freeze before cutting into bars.

Blackberry Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Your family will rave over these ooey, gooey delicious #dessert bars. The shortbread crust is topped with #blackberry filling and sliced #almonds. Delightful for #holiday baking. #cookie

If you enjoy blackberries and almonds, this dessert is for you!

Blackberry Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Your family will rave over these ooey, gooey delicious #dessert bars. The shortbread crust is topped with #blackberry filling and sliced #almonds. Delightful for #holiday baking. #cookie

Blackberry Almond Bars are great for holiday baking and parties.

BLACKBERRY ALMOND BARS

(Recipe inspired from my Apricot Almond Bars)

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These delicious bar-type cookies have a shortbread crust, topped with a blackberry preserve filling and sliced almonds. This is a great treat for holiday baking.
Blackberry Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Your family will rave over these ooey, gooey delicious #dessert bars. The shortbread crust is topped with #blackberry filling and sliced #almonds. Delightful for #holiday baking. #cookie
Prep Time 10 mins.
Cook Time 35 mins.
Servings
pieces
Prep Time 10 mins.
Cook Time 35 mins.
Servings
pieces
Blackberry Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Your family will rave over these ooey, gooey delicious #dessert bars. The shortbread crust is topped with #blackberry filling and sliced #almonds. Delightful for #holiday baking. #cookie
Instructions
CRUST:
  1. In a mixing bowl, stir flour, sugar and butter.
  2. Spread into the bottom and ½ inch up the sides of a 9x13” glass baking dish that has been sprayed well with cooking spray.
  3. Bake at 350° oven for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.
TOPPING:
  1. For topping, beat egg, sugar, preserves, butter and vanilla in a mixing bowl until smooth.
  2. Spread evenly over hot crust.
  3. Sprinkle with almonds.
  4. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes. Cool.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: These bars are much easier to cut if you freeze for one hour or refrigerate a couple of hours before serving.

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Blackberry Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Your family will rave over these ooey, gooey delicious #dessert bars. The shortbread crust is topped with #blackberry filling and sliced #almonds. Delightful for #holiday baking. #cookie

Those of you who enjoy fruit-filled cookies will love these dreamy bar-type cookies.

Blackberry Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Your family will rave over these ooey, gooey delicious #dessert bars. The shortbread crust is topped with #blackberry filling and sliced #almonds. Delightful for #holiday baking. #cookie

Be prepared to make a second batch of Blackberry Almond Bars because these won’t last long!

Blackberry Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Your family will rave over these ooey, gooey delicious #dessert bars. The shortbread crust is topped with #blackberry filling and sliced #almonds. Delightful for #holiday baking. #cookie

Ah, yes. Time to get eating on this stack. 🙂

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Blackberry Strudel Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this rich, decadent #cake is scrumptious & heavenly! It's perfect for either a #holiday #breakfast or for #dessert. It uses #BlackberryPieFilling in the middle, a streusel topping & icing with #almond extract. Tastes like eating #BlackberryStrudel but so much easier! #coffeecake #BlackberryCoffeecake #BlackberryCake #Brunch #HolidayBreakfast #BlackberryDessert #BlackberryStrudelCake

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Print Recipe
Blackberry Almond Bars BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
These delicious bar-type cookies have a shortbread crust, topped with a blackberry preserve filling and sliced almonds. This is a great treat for holiday baking.
Blackberry Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Your family will rave over these ooey, gooey delicious #dessert bars. The shortbread crust is topped with #blackberry filling and sliced #almonds. Delightful for #holiday baking. #cookie
Prep Time 10 mins.
Cook Time 35 mins.
Servings
pieces
Prep Time 10 mins.
Cook Time 35 mins.
Servings
pieces
Blackberry Almond Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Your family will rave over these ooey, gooey delicious #dessert bars. The shortbread crust is topped with #blackberry filling and sliced #almonds. Delightful for #holiday baking. #cookie
Instructions
CRUST:
  1. In a mixing bowl, stir flour, sugar and butter.
  2. Spread into the bottom and ½ inch up the sides of a 9x13” glass baking dish that has been sprayed well with cooking spray.
  3. Bake at 350° oven for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.
TOPPING:
  1. For topping, beat egg, sugar, preserves, butter and vanilla in a mixing bowl until smooth.
  2. Spread evenly over hot crust.
  3. Sprinkle with almonds.
  4. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes. Cool.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: These bars are much easier to cut if you freeze for one hour or refrigerate a couple of hours before serving.

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2 Comments

  • Joanne

    September 5, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Teresa, can these bars be kept in the freezer for a period of time? Will the crust get too hard?

    1. Teresa

      September 5, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      Hey, Joanne. I think you can freeze these bars for a couple of months. But if you get beyond three months they may start drying out somewhat. Hope you enjoy them.

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