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!
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.
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.
How do you incorporate the marzipan into the remainder of the ingredients? Do you grate it in or chop it into small pieces? Thanks
Tuesday 7th of September 2021
Yeah, you can break it into small pieces and then use your hands or a pastry blender to mix it all together! This recipe is on the list to get updated soon, so I hope to get some better photos and instructions in here soon!
Sunday 23rd of May 2021
I found some cheap almond paste at the Amish discount grocery in Kalona. Expired almond paste works just as well.
Saturday 2nd of December 2017
Where do you find affordable almond paste in Des Moines?
Tuesday 9th of March 2021
I found it at Walmart!
Wednesday 20th of December 2017
I don't usually search for what is cheapest, I normally buy it wherever I happen to be, because price shopping with 3 young kiddos isn't easy! But Hy-vee or Trader Joe's is normally where I get it from!