Blackberry Almond Bars
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!) 🙂
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. 🙂
Blackberry Almond Bars are spectacular.
Each one will have you drooling.
Take a tray of these goodies to your next party and they’ll be gone in a flash!
Indulge yourself with these outrageously delicious cookies. Every bite will go down so, so good.:)
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
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.
Stir ingredients to combine.
Spray a 9×13″ glass baking dish with cooking spray. Press crust ingredients into pan firmly.
Bake at 350 for approximately 15-18 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine sugar, egg, blackberry preserves, vanilla and butter.
Whisk ingredients to combine. Pour over hot crust layer.
Top with sliced almonds.
Bake at 350 an additional 15-20 minutes or until set.
Refrigerate or freeze before cutting into bars.
If you enjoy blackberries and almonds, this dessert is for you!
Blackberry Almond Bars are great for holiday baking and parties.
Grab a handful of these scrumptious bars and you’ll be in seventh heaven. 🙂
BLACKBERRY ALMOND BARS
(Recipe inspired from my Apricot Almond Bars)
Those of you who enjoy fruit-filled cookies will love these dreamy bar-type cookies.
Be prepared to make a second batch of Blackberry Almond Bars because these won’t last long!
Ah, yes. Time to get eating on this stack. 🙂
Prepare yourself to be wowed!
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Recipe originally published September 5, 2016.