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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sweet Strawberry Almond Bars

Last night, we met our dear friend's sweet baby Revanth. . . what better way to mark the occasion than with a sweet treat?!

Running with the theme of simple, stylish desserts; this one is another 4 Ingredient Wonder!


1/2 Roll Pre-prepared Sugar Cookie Dough (take the short cut; I did!  If you make your own cookie dough, you'll need about 8 oz. to cover an 8x8 dish)
1/2 Cup Seedless Strawberry Preserves (Use any flavor you'd like.  Raspberry, Orange, it all sounds amazing!)
1 teaspoon Cornstarch
1/4 Cup Sliced Almonds
Note to self: add a little almond or vanilla extract to the cookie dough for an extra rich flavor!


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Break up Cookie Dough and press into the bottom of an 8x8 Glass Baking Dish, pressing it to an even thickness on the bottom of the pan. (I lined mine with some parchment paper for easy removal before slicing)

Bake for 14-17 minutes until golden brown.

In a small sauce pan, whisk Preserves and cornstarch until it reaches a boil.  Turn heat off.

Lightly toast sliced almonds in a small pan to develop flavor (3-4 minutes)

Remove Cookie Dough from oven and spread Preserves  to just shy of the edges.  Sprinkle almonds and press in lightly.

Let this set for 1 hour prior to slicing in to 16 squares.  Serve at Room Temperature

Press the cookie dough into an even layer

Spread preserves and top with toasted almonds while still in the baking dish

Cut, Serve and Enjoy!

Happy Cooking and Happy Styling!


  1. I really want to have these almond bars... very tempting!

  2. You can have them! 4 ingredients. . . 5 minutes prep work and they are aaaaalll yours :)