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Monday, December 21, 2015

Almond Jam Bars

Another weekly treat for work.  I had just returned from Vegas (my birthday treat to myself) and wanted to make something that was not time consuming to put together and baked fairly quickly.  This recipe cooks in about 30 minutes, and does go together easy.  I was originally going to make pineapple but as you can see changed my mind, maybe next time. 


adapted from here


1 1/2 cups AP Flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup coconut oil, at room temperature
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup sliced almonds
3/4 cup fruit jam (I used Strawberry Jam)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.  I sprayed my pan then lined it with parchment paper, (two pieces overlapping and over the sides for each removal and clean up.  I also sprayed the paper.   Set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream coconut oil and sugars on high speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla extract. Mix well. With the mixer on low, slowly add in the flour mixture. Mix until combined, the dough will be crumbly. Stir in the sliced almonds.
4. Stir the jam to loosen it up. Gently press half of dough into bottom of prepared baking dish. Evenly spread jam over dough. Sprinkle remaining dough over the top, making sure you cover the entire bars. Press gently to form the top layer.
5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Cool completely in pan then remove and  and cut into squares.

Hope you try this recipe, you won't be sorry.   Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful week and Always Remember to Find the Time to DO ALL the things YOU L♥ve.

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