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These easy almond paste bars taste just like dutch letters, but are a super easy recipe to make. These dutch letter bars are addicting and delicious!
 
 
dutch letter bar on white plate

I know that the New Year has started and no one is interested in cookies and bars and fattening foods anymore. But guys, these bars deserve a ton of recognition, because they are that amazing.

 

four dutch letter bars arranged on white plate

 
You know the saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover”?
 
Well these bars completely fit the bill. They are very plain on the outside, and super simple to make. But they taste like the most decadent pastry ever.
 
Growing up in Iowa, I was occasionally given a super special treat of a Dutch Letter – a flaky pastry shaped like the letter “S” and filled with almond paste. They are so delicious. But they aren’t all that easy to make (note to self: why haven’t I made these yet?), which is why they are usually for special treats.
 
But these dutch letter bars taste EXACTLY like a dutch letter, but with seriously 5 minutes of work.
 
And because they look so plain and unassuming, no one else will eat them.
Which means you can eat them all yourself.
Screw that weight loss resolution, anyway.
 

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Yield: 9 bars

Dutch Letter Bars

4 Dutch Letter Bars on a plate

These easy almond paste bars taste just like dutch letters, but are a super easy recipe to make. These dutch letter bars are addicting and delicious!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 oz almond paste
  • 2 cups sugar + extra for sprinkling on top
  • 2 cups flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients together.
  3. Spread into a greased 9x13 pan.
  4. Sprinkle the top with sugar.
  5. Bake for 30-305 minutes, or until the top is just slightly golden brown.
  6. Allow to cool completely before cutting.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 439Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 136mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 1gSugar: 40gProtein: 5g

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