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Almond Chocolate Bars


Makes about 30

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 (6-ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Pre-heat oven to 375 F. Combine cream cheese and butter in mixing bowl, beat well. Gradually add sugar and vanilla, beating until light and fluffy. Combine flour and baking powder, add to batter, beating well. Spread mixture evenly in an ungreased 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Sprinkle chips immediately over baked layer. Let stand 5 minutes, or until chocolate melts. Spread chocolate evenly, to the edge of pan. Sprinkle with almonds. Cool and cut into bars.

Note: Originally posted by "Cyndi" to the now-defunct Holiday Cookie Club at Epicurious.com.

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Reviews of Almond Chocolate Bars:

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  Yvonne in in California  Nov 21, 2011
Would make this again.
I added an egg. I accidentally forgot the vanilla, but will use it next time. My oven took 20 minutes to bake. The final result was wonderful (even tho I forgot the vanilla). I definately will use this recipe again. 5 stars

  Sharon in Seattle  Dec 10, 2010
Would make this again.
After reading the reviews I made a few modifications to the recipe. To keep the cookies from being dry I added ad egg. Problem solved. The bottom held together well. I also relplaced the vanilla extract with almond extract giving the cookie more almond flavor. Yum! 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Nov 20, 2010
Would not make this again.
Base too dry. 3 stars

  Esther Erinoso in Lagos, Nigeria  Jan 6, 2010
Would make this again.
Would like do it myself and probably add some things in place of those not in my country. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in usa  Nov 13, 2008
Would make this again.
this is an easy and dlish treet i would highly recomened this to my freinds. 5 stars

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