Almond Strawberry Bars
|For crumb mixture||1|
|All purpose flour||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Firmly packed brown sugar||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Firmly packed brown sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Butter||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), softened|
|Powdered sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Almond extract||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Strawberry preserves||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
Heat oven to 350°.
In small mixer bowl combine all crumb mixture ingredients.
Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture is crumbly (1 to 2 minutes).
Press on bottom of greased and floured 9-inch square baking pan.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
Meanwhile, in same bowl combine all topping ingredients except preserves.
Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes); set aside.
Spread preserves to within 1/8 inch from edge of hot crust.
Sprinkle topping over preserves.
Return to oven; continue baking for 20 to 25 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
Meanwhile, in small bowl stir together all glaze ingredients.
Cool bars completely; drizzle with glaze.
Cut into bars.