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Blackberry Almond Bars

Teresa

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.

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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!) 🙂

I initially published this recipe in September 2016. They were so, so good and were so applauded by John’s co-workers that I’ve decided to repost the recipe again. Enjoy. 🙂

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Blackberry Almond Bars are spectacular.

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Each one will have you drooling.

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

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Indulge yourself with these outrageously delicious cookies. Every bite will go down so, so good.:)

Here’s what I did.

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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. They're absolutely divine! Delightful for #tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard BBQs & #holiday baking. # #BlackberryDessert #BlackberryAlmondBars

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.

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Stir ingredients to combine.

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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. They're absolutely divine! Delightful for #tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard BBQs & #holiday baking. # #BlackberryDessert #BlackberryAlmondBars

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.  They're absolutely divine! Delightful for #tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard BBQs & #holiday baking. # #BlackberryDessert #BlackberryAlmondBars

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

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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. They're absolutely divine! Delightful for #tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard BBQs & #holiday baking. # #BlackberryDessert #BlackberryAlmondBars

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. They're absolutely divine! Delightful for #tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard BBQs & #holiday baking. # #BlackberryDessert #BlackberryAlmondBars

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. They're absolutely divine! Delightful for #tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard BBQs & #holiday baking. # #BlackberryDessert #BlackberryAlmondBars

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. They're absolutely divine! Delightful for #tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard BBQs & #holiday baking. # #BlackberryDessert #BlackberryAlmondBars

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. They're absolutely divine! Delightful for #tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard BBQs & #holiday baking. # #BlackberryDessert #BlackberryAlmondBars

Blackberry Almond Bars are great for holiday baking and parties.

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. They're absolutely divine! Delightful for #tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard BBQs & #holiday baking. # #BlackberryDessert #BlackberryAlmondBars

Grab a handful of these scrumptious bars and you’ll be in seventh heaven. 🙂

BLACKBERRY ALMOND BARS

(Recipe inspired from my Apricot Almond 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. They're absolutely divine! Delightful for #tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard BBQs & #holiday baking. # #BlackberryDessert #BlackberryAlmondBars

Blackberry Almond Bars

Blackberry Almond Bars are outrageously delicious! These fabulous bar-type cookies have a shortbread crust, topped with a blackberry preserve filling and sliced almonds. They are melt-in-your-mouth good and irresistible for young and old alike. These are great treats for tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard barbecues and holiday baking.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Cookies, Brownies and Bars, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 176 kcal

Ingredients
  

CRUST:

  • 1 1/2 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened or melted

TOPPING:

  • 1 large egg slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 to 10 ounces blackberry preserves
  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter softened or melted
  • 1/2 tsp. real vanilla extract
  • 3/4 to 1 cup sliced almonds as desired

Instructions
 

CRUST:

  • In a mixing bowl, stir flour, sugar and butter.
  • Spread into the bottom and ½ inch up the sides of a 9x13” glass baking dish that has been sprayed well with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350° oven for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.

TOPPING:

  • For topping, beat egg, sugar, preserves, butter and vanilla in a mixing bowl until smooth.
  • Spread evenly over hot crust.
  • Sprinkle with almonds.
  • Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes.
  • Cool completely before cutting into bars.

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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Nutrition

Calories: 176kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.03gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 3mgPotassium: 0.2mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 250IUCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword almonds, blackberries, cookie, dessert
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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. They're absolutely divine! Delightful for #tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard BBQs & #holiday baking. # #BlackberryDessert #BlackberryAlmondBars

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. They're absolutely divine! Delightful for #tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard BBQs & #holiday baking. # #BlackberryDessert #BlackberryAlmondBars

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. They're absolutely divine! Delightful for #tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard BBQs & #holiday baking. # #BlackberryDessert #BlackberryAlmondBars

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

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. They're absolutely divine! Delightful for #tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard BBQs & #holiday baking. # #BlackberryDessert #BlackberryAlmondBars

Prepare yourself to be wowed!

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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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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. They're absolutely divine! Delightful for #tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard BBQs & #holiday baking. # #BlackberryDessert #BlackberryAlmondBars

Blackberry Almond Bars

Blackberry Almond Bars are outrageously delicious! These fabulous bar-type cookies have a shortbread crust, topped with a blackberry preserve filling and sliced almonds. They are melt-in-your-mouth good and irresistible for young and old alike. These are great treats for tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard barbecues and holiday baking.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Cookies, Brownies and Bars, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 176 kcal

Ingredients
  

CRUST:

  • 1 1/2 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened or melted

TOPPING:

  • 1 large egg slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 to 10 ounces blackberry preserves
  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter softened or melted
  • 1/2 tsp. real vanilla extract
  • 3/4 to 1 cup sliced almonds as desired

Instructions
 

CRUST:

  • In a mixing bowl, stir flour, sugar and butter.
  • Spread into the bottom and ½ inch up the sides of a 9x13” glass baking dish that has been sprayed well with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350° oven for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.

TOPPING:

  • For topping, beat egg, sugar, preserves, butter and vanilla in a mixing bowl until smooth.
  • Spread evenly over hot crust.
  • Sprinkle with almonds.
  • Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes.
  • Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Notes

NOTE: These bars are much easier to cut if you freeze for one hour or refrigerate a couple of hours before serving.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen
 

Nutrition

Calories: 176kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.03gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 3mgPotassium: 0.2mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 250IUCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword almonds, blackberries, cookie, dessert
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