The first time I was handed one of these bars, I had no idea what to expect. My aunt was the original baker and she is wonderfully talented in the kitchen. I imagined they would be good. However, I had no idea that anything could be THAT good. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. There is nothing else I bake that is as frequently requested as these Almond Bars.
I quadruple the recipe almost every time I make them, so that I have plenty of them to give away. I have since seen versions of this recipe in a couple of different cookbooks, but these remain simply Almond Bars for me. Gluten Free Almond Bars Recipe is posted HERE.
FREEZER TIP: Leave the bars on the wire rack until the icing is firm enough to handle. These bars store quite well in the freezer. I can usually fit 2 dozen in a gallon size Ziploc bag, with a sheet of wax paper separating the layers. When you are ready to eat them, just set them on the counter about half an hour before hand. I typically plate them while they are still frozen because they are easier to handle that way.