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Almond Raspberry Diamonds

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.

Makes

16 bars

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) vanilla or white chips, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam or preserves, warmed
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Remove from heat and add 1 cup chips. Let stand, without stirring, to soften chips.
  2. In a bowl, beat eggs until foamy. Add sugar; beat until thickened and lemon colored. Beat in chip mixture and extract. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  3. Spread half of the batter into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 325° for 17-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Spread raspberry jam over warm crust. Stir remaining vanilla chips into the remaining batter. Spoon over raspberry layer. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake for 20-23 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 250 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 156mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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