Almond Amaretto Bars are the perfect dessert for almond-lovers. Luckily, these luscious treats are amazingly simple to make. They get an extra burst of flavor from amaretto, an almond liqueur. If you are also a chocolate fanatic, try sprinkling 1 cup of dark chocolate chips over the filling before sprinkling with the almonds.
Almond Amaretto Bars Recipe
1 cup (2 sticks or 16 Tablespoons) ice cold butter, cut into cubes
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/2 cup powdered confectioners’ sugar
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided use
4 large eggs, slightly beaten
2 cups granulated white sugar
1/3 cup amaretto (almond) liqueur
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup sliced almonds
Place butter, salt, powdered sugar, and 2 cups of the flour into a food processor. Pulse until a soft dough forms. Do not over-process.
Press dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and reduce oven temperature to 325 F.
Place remaining 1/4 cup of flour, eggs, granulated sugar, amaretto, and almond extract in a large bowl.
Beat on medium speed until smooth. Pour evenly over the baked crust and sprinkle with almonds.
Bake an additional 30 to 35 minutes, until filling is firm. Cool to room temperature. Lift out on the foil and cut to desired size to serve.
Yield: 24 to 36 bar cookies, depending on cut size
Almond Amaretto Bars Recipe Photo ©2022 Peggy Filippone