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Almond Squares [Split from What's for Dinner thread]

krisrishere Aug 4, 2009 08:06 AM

Sorry for the delay in this..I've been MIA for a few days :) Almond squares are definitely a family recipe, one that I'm definitely proud to share. Katty, they're exactly like the almond cookies in the bakeries! They're addicting! I hope you like :)

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  1. NellyNel RE: krisrishere Aug 4, 2009 02:28 PM

    Kristen - thank you so much for posting that recipe - they sound (and look ) absolutely to die for!!
    I LOVE the taste of almond cookies - and the texture of brownies - I can't wait to try these!!

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      krisrishere RE: NellyNel Aug 4, 2009 03:53 PM

      Anytime! Beware, you'll eat the whole thing!! :)

    2. kattyeyes RE: krisrishere Aug 4, 2009 03:57 PM

      Oh! Oh! Oh! CANNOT wait to try these! Thank you kindly! I am sure I will LOVE them too, too much. :)

      1. kattyeyes RE: krisrishere Aug 4, 2009 06:12 PM

        Kris, if you thought for one second I was kidding about how grateful I was to you for posting this recipe...I found it tonight when I came home, finished dinner...and now the almond bars are cooling on the counter. I had to eat one immediately. They are probably even MORE DIVINE when they are not scorching-hot from the oven! Seriously, they are very similar to the bars I went so nuts for at work back when and I love them already. That they are so quick and easy to whip up (on a school night, no less!) is a HUGE (and somewhat dangerous!) plus. I had better package some up and take them to work tomorrow before I get myself into too much trouble. Thanks to you and your grandmother for this wonderful recipe! :)
        P.S. I left a comment for you on your web page, also.

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          krisrishere RE: kattyeyes Aug 5, 2009 06:19 AM

          Oh that's fantastic! I love to hear when people try my recipes! I'm glad you love them as much as I do :) I warned you that they were dangerously easy though! ha!

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            NellyNel RE: krisrishere Aug 5, 2009 07:03 AM

            Hi there - I'm not as quick as Katty - but I too am planning to make these Friday night - Can't wait!

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              krisrishere RE: NellyNel Aug 5, 2009 08:48 AM

              Great! Let me know what you think of them!

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                Rubee RE: NellyNel Aug 5, 2009 11:03 AM

                Ha! I'm making them this weekend too : )

                Thanks krisishere!

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                  krisrishere RE: Rubee Aug 5, 2009 12:15 PM

                  Anytime! Let me know how you like them as well :)

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                    Rubee RE: krisrishere Aug 11, 2009 03:26 PM

                    Loved them!! The only bad thing - I made them before dinner and kept cutting pieces. I ate so much, I was too full to eat! E took one bite, and said "these are perfect with coffee in the morming". I love how easy the recipe is too, these will be made often. I used sliced almonds on top and, I agree, they smell wonderful baking. Thanks so much for sharing your family recipe.


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                      krisrishere RE: Rubee Aug 11, 2009 04:48 PM

                      Those look gorgeous! So happy that everyone loves them - makes my day :)

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              kattyeyes RE: kattyeyes Aug 7, 2009 07:02 PM

              Just wanted to let you know, my mom made a batch this morning and took them to a picnic. I have also shared this recipe at work. It is the only recipe I can think of that I know of that I can recite with measurements by heart because IT IS SO EASY. My mom was super impressed and she's a wonderful (half) Italian baker in her own right. THANKS AGAIN!

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                krisrishere RE: kattyeyes Aug 8, 2009 07:26 AM

                That's fantastic! I'm so happy to be able to share it with everyone :)

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                  NellyNel RE: krisrishere Aug 10, 2009 06:31 AM

                  Wow! - what a simple and amazingly delicious recipe!. I LOVED them!!
                  I especially liked the texture - perfect, I think for that yummy almond taste.

                  Thanks so much for sharing!

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                    krisrishere RE: NellyNel Aug 12, 2009 05:26 PM

                    Isn't the texture amazing? It's moist and chewy; I love it! The only downside to this recipe is that they're too easy to make - major problem :)

            3. kattyeyes RE: krisrishere Aug 15, 2009 12:07 PM

              Hi again! I just took a double batch out of the oven--made them in a 9" x 13" (is that what you usually do?). As if these aren't already perfection in a bar, I thought I would add some chocolate drizzle over the top today...and it is just that: OVER-THE-TOP delicious! I melted some dark chocolate Callebaut in the micro et voila!

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                krisrishere RE: kattyeyes Aug 15, 2009 01:24 PM

                OH WOW! I bet that's fantastic!

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                superfinespot RE: krisrishere Aug 15, 2009 03:55 PM

                i've bookmarked this recipe. thanks for posting it!

                this one from gourmet has been on my list to make but it's slightly more involved while yours can be done easily with what i have in the pantry! http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

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                  krisrishere RE: superfinespot Aug 15, 2009 08:31 PM

                  Last year around Christmas time I was looking for a cookie exactly like this. Some fantastic people on here found a very similar recipe for me. Those cookies taste like the cookies from an Italian bakery - crisp on the outside, chewy in the middle. My almond squares are pretty much chewy and moist all around. I think the ease of the recipe is what makes it over-the-top good :)

                  When you make them, let me know how they turned out.

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