Almond Chocolate Chip Bars

Almond Chocolate Chip Bars

These almond chocolate chip bars are a cross between a cookie and a slice of coffeecake with a hint of Scandinavian tradition.

15 min.prep time 1:10total time
25 bars
555 Ratings

Ingredients

Bars

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 teaspoons almond extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup semi-sweet real chocolate chips

Glaze

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon milk
1/3 cup sliced almonds

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine sugar, 1/2 cup butter and almond extract in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg; mix well. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in chocolate chips.

Spread batter into greased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon butter and milk in small bowl; mix well. Spread over cooled bars. Sprinkle with almonds; press lightly into glaze.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 110

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 75mg

Carbohydrates: 13g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #10509©1998Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

These are amazing! I wouldn't change a thing about the recipe. Just perfect.
I've been making this recipe for quite a while now and always get a great response with it. I definitely would give it a five star rating. I also freeze them but only for about 2 weeks before serving.
Very easy to make. The smell is amazing and the taste is even better.
Delicious! I love white chocolate, though, so I used a full cup of white chocolate chips instead of half a cup of semi-sweets, which made them sinfully rich. While it might seem skimpy to cut an 8x8 pan of bars into 25 pieces, they really don't need to be any bigger than that.
When I took this to work, people almost drooled! The almond flavoring makes this bar special. I had the email the recipe to many people.
Co-workers and family raved about the light but delicious taste of these easy-to-make bars.

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