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I had bought some almond paste from an Amish distributor and found this recipe to try with it! These have a great texture and taste, but I was concerned with how much sugar was in them. I reduced the sugar that goes into the almond paste from 1 cup to 1/2 cup. I also added chocolate chips to the batter, and sprinkled slivered almonds on top. Finally, this recipe really needs salt. About 1/2 teaspoon added to the firstt batter component makes a major difference! Yummy.

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skich68713 December 08, 2010

Being of Dutch heritage, I love anything with almond paste. I just made these bars. I used a little less sugar in both parts, used lemon juice instead of almond flavoring, used 1/4 c. applesauce, and 1/4 c. oil. I added a 1/4 tsp of baking soda. 30 minutes is all you need in a 10x14 glass pan. They look yummy. This is not diet food, but a little of this is okay. Thanks for the recipe. Hucky

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Hucky June 17, 2010

Except for cutting the sugar by 2/3 for both parts, I followed the recipe completely. THey turned out quite a bit fluffier than I had anticipated, almost with a cake-like airiness. The taste was good, but not quite what I had anticipated. I was thinking something way more dense, with the flavor packed in tight, as opposed to the dispersed flavor of airy cake.
Still tasty :)

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cococarrie_6036502 March 05, 2012

These were awesome!! The only thing I did differently was to sprinkle some chopped almonds over the top before baking. I will definitely be making this again!

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anonymous January 26, 2011

Fantastic, like almond brownies!

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rosslare November 29, 2010

I used rice flour to make these gluten-free, very good,a little gooey, the egg made it so I didn't need to add any bonding agent. I think I may have used more than a cup of almond paste, I was going on the package which claimed 10 tablespoons, so I used a tube and a half, but that seemed like more than a cup ( I didn't actually measure it out) If it was extra, it only helped the fantastic Almond flavor!

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XandersMom January 29, 2010

I made these for a party. They were a hit. I did not want an overpowering almond taste, so used vanilla extract. I had to print the recipe for 6 different guests.

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deegee1660 February 25, 2009

These are WONDERFUL!! If you love almonds, you will love this! It is much like an almond brownie. It has the consistancy of a brownie or baked fudge. These are wonderful. I made a confectioner's sugar, light cream, and almond extract glaze to make them look as delicious as they taste.

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db74105 February 29, 2008

Very easy to make and it tastes great! The almond taste is not overpowering, very good.

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JulieCHopp January 20, 2008

If you like almond, these are great! I didn't have any almond flavoring so I skipped that and they still taste great. I can't wait to gt some flavoring and try it again. They are very moist and a bit chewy. I'll definitely do these again!

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sheri826 January 17, 2008
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