Almond White Chocolate Magic Bars

Oh hey! How ya’ doing? It’s me again!

I know, another post. On a Monday morning! I’m just here to give you hunger pains with your coffee.

This is a realllllllly important post. It’s a contest! And, because you love me…and if you want…I’d love for you to vote for me!

I was asked by Solo Foods to be a part of their Sweetest 16 Baking Recipe Contest. How could I say no? Solo Foods sent me a box of goodies, Iron Chef style, and my job was to take at least one ingredient and make a recipe with it. Then I get to go head to head with other fab bloggers in a March Madness style sweet 16 contest. Voting in Round 1 begins today!

When I opened the box, there was a can of almond paste sitting there, on the top, glowing. Really. It was glowing. Speaking to me.

It told me to make bars. Almond Magic Bars.

And, well. When canned food tells me to do something in a magical, glowing voice…you should listen to it.

These bars have a shortbread crust that has been infused with almond paste. Then the crust is topped with white chocolate chips and sliced almonds.

And then you know what I did? I mixed the rest of the almond paste with sweetened condensed milk. I mean…is there anything better?

Really, you need these bars.

Guess what? MY HUSBAND LIKED THEM. He WENT BACK FOR SECONDS. He never does that. Ever. And he did that with these…so you have to know they are good.

So…if you think you like them…can I beg for your vote?

Pretty please? With almonds on top?

Almond White Chocolate Magic Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 can Solo Almond Paste (8 ounce can)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk (14 ounce can)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13” baking pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Place almond paste in a food processor and pulse until the mixture becomes a fine crumb, just a few seconds.
  3. Place butter and 1 cup of the almond paste crumbs in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add sugar and beat on medium speed until fluffy. Add flour slowly and mix until mixture becomes together (it will be crumbly). Press in an even layer into the prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
  4. Place the sweetened condensed milk and remaining almond paste in a medium bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir to combine.
  5. When the crust comes out of the oven, sprinkle the white chocolate chips and sliced almonds over the top. Pour the sweetened condensed milk mixture over the top and spread evenly as gently as possible so as not to mix up the toppings.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown. Cool completely before cutting into bars.
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Solo Foods sent me a box of foods to bake with. All opinions are 100% my own. You can read more about the contest here and you can vote for me HERE.

{Thanks, BTW. I heart you.}

And you should really check out all the other stuff that people made. My BFF Aimee is another contestant, can you believe that?

Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. they will get my vote, anything that a hubby will eat deserves it!
    sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more recently posted..Chocolate Covered Oreo’sMy Profile

  2. I would die a happy person having sampled this :)
    Katrina @ In Katrina’s Kitchen recently posted..Droid RAZR HD Giveaway and $50 Verizon Wireless GiftcardMy Profile

  3. You get my vote…..they look delicious! Have a great week Dorothy!
    Liz recently posted..Egg Nog BreadMy Profile

  4. Eek, I voted! Good luck :) you should win because uh, these look fantastical.
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel recently posted..A Baker’s Holiday Wish-List!My Profile

  5. magic bars – yum
    you have my vote for sure:)
    Heather @French Press recently posted..Three Musketeer stuffed Hot Chocolate MuffinsMy Profile

  6. I voted for you :) These look delicious!
    Melissa recently posted..Apple Cider CaramelsMy Profile

  7. I voted for you!! I hope we make it to the end…and then I’ll eat all your magic bars so there will be no photo for you!!! YUM. Good luck!!!
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets recently posted..Almond Fudge BitesMy Profile

  8. Voted for you! I’ll keep voting for you all the way till you win too! I LOVE Almond!
    Julie recently posted..White Chocolate Molasses CookiesMy Profile

  9. How can these not win? They look amazing!
    Nicole @ lapetitebaker recently posted..Dark Chocolate Cake with Macaroon FillingMy Profile

  10. Summer @ mallowandco says:

    Voted for you! These look scrumptious! I need to go pick up some almond paste…

  11. You can keep showing me yummy drool worthy pictures any time:-) Congrats on the fun contest! I voted for both my best blogging buddies…can’t wait to see you two in the finals!!!!
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life recently posted..Candy Cane Pudding Parfaits and a Nambe GiveawayMy Profile

  12. Voted for you & right now it shows your winning! Best wishes darlin’.

  13. Oh man, these could destroy hubby’s diet. Of course I will vote for you!
    Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate recently posted..White Chocolate Peppermint OreosMy Profile

  14. Love this Dorothy! This will be nice for a Christmas treat to give to my neighbors!
    Pamela recently posted..Featured December LovelyMy Profile

  15. Everyone’s making something with almond paste the past few blogs I’ve been to – and these bars are so me! I love white chocolate and magic bars and bars with tons of textures and flavors going on!
    Averie @ Averie Cooks recently posted..Marshmallow Caramel Oreo Cookie S’Mores BarsMy Profile

  16. I totally voted for you. These look mighty delicious!
    Erin @ Wholly Delicious Dish. es recently posted..Mac & Cheese with Hot DogsMy Profile

  17. Yum, just voted!
    Helene recently posted..Olivieri NEW Fresh Cooking Sauces GiveawayMy Profile

  18. Eeek! I’m voting for you right now. These look amazing. And canned stuff talks to me all the time. All food does, really. :-)
    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl recently posted..Slow Cooker French DipMy Profile

  19. These look really good! I’m in love with almond paste these days!
    Shiloh Barkley recently posted..Pecan Pie CheesecakeMy Profile

  20. You had me at almond paste. Next to caramel, this is my weakness. Then, you had to add that topping. Whoa! You don’t have to beg. You got my vote.

  21. My hubby would knock people out of the way to get to these bars. Now I’m going to have to add almond paste to the grocery list. It’s all good, he’s worth it, and I do have a long honey do list for him! I voted, be sure to let us know when the next round is!
    Joan@Chocolateandmore recently posted..Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup BarkMy Profile

  22. Dorothy, these are awesome!!
    Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips recently posted..Coconutty Snickerdoodles (aka Coco-Doodles)My Profile

  23. I always find myself shying away from things that use almond paste cause it’s not cheap! But these look totally worth it.
    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie recently posted..Creamy Ricotta Spinach & ShellsMy Profile

  24. Oh I am voting for you for sure! Just let me know when each round is and I will be sure to make sure you get my vote! Love these bars! Good Luck!
    Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen recently posted..Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s #2My Profile

  25. I voted and it sounds like your husband is a smart man to go back for seconds on this one.
    Meg @ Sweet Twist recently posted..12 Days of Cookies – Day 3 – Gingerbread Biscotti – Great Food Blogger Cookie SwapMy Profile

  26. I have a friend that doesn’t like regular chocolate so this will be perfect for her!
    Marty recently posted..Pinterest Test KitchenMy Profile

  27. Another week of you making me drool in front of my screen with your deliciousness!
    Thank you for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza – I hope I see you there again this week :)
    HungryLittleGirl recently posted..Biscoff Banana Chocolate Chip Bread with Biscoff GlazeMy Profile

  28. These are I. The oven right now! Can’t wait to try them! Ps I was so sad when I read that I didn’t have to use the whole can of almond paste. That shit is expensive!
    Shiloh Barkley recently posted..Chocolate Espresso TartMy Profile

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