Almond Crunch Bars

  • Serves:
  • Cooking Time: MINS
  • Total Calories: CALS

Nutrients per serving:

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 F (180° C). In a medium bowl, beat softened butter, sugar and egg yolk together. Using a wooden spoon, stir in vanilla and almond extract. Gradually add flour and mix until well combined. Grease a 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 inch (40 x 26 cm) baking pan and pat dough evenly into pan. In a medium metal bowl, beat egg white until stiff peaks form. Gradually add in sugar. Using a wooden spoon, stir in cinnamon. Fold in slivered almonds. Spread evenly over top of base. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool for 1 hour and then cut into squares of desired size.

Ingredients

  • Base:
  • 1 cup (250 mL) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) almond extract
  • 2 cups (500 mL) all purpose flour
  • Top:
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) slivered almonds