Insanely Addictive Almond Pie Bars
Several years ago I was writing for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Now website under Everydaygluten-free.com. I posted a fabulously hilarious (at least I thought so) post called 30 Things You Can Do With Canned Passover Macaroons. In addition to that post, I published a series of recipes using…wait for it…canned macaroons. My all time favorite recipe from that series is the “Insanely Addictive Almond Pie Bars” recipe.
How I came up with Insanely Addictive Almond Pie Bars
Insanely Addictive Almond Pie bars is the last recipe in my Chicago Tribune everydaygluten-free.com Canned Passover Macaroon series (#5). This recipe is loosely based upon one of my absolute all time favorite year round recipe for Pecan Pie Bars.
I no longer make the Pecan Pie bars gluten free because I eat the whole pan. They are insanely good.
Making Insanely Addictive Almond Pie bars with…almonds
I chose to make these bars using almonds because they seem to be more readily available for Passover, and there are a lot of almond flavored Canned Passover Macaroons on the shelves.
What’s also surprising about the Insanely Addictive Almond Pie bars is that although the crust is made from canned almond macaroons, the bars don’t have a big coconut taste. There is a little coconut flavor but it’s not overpowering. I think that’s good.
Are you busy? Insanely busy???
I don’t know about you…but I’m incredibly busy getting ready for Passover, so I’m going to make this short.
Make these bars.
Everyone will love you and think you are the best baker on the planet.
Really. I mean it.
You can even make Insanely Addictive Almond Pie Bars After Passover (gasp!)
If you’re lucky you might even be able to find some of the most amazing canned macaroons on clearance after Passover. The truth is that canned macaroons would probably withstand the apocalypse, so you can stock up for during the year!
Here’s the recipe
One of the best things about insanely Addictive Almond Pie Bars is that you can make them ahead. Store them tightly covered in the fridge for a week. Just keep in mind that the snack thieves in your house may shnuker the insanely Addictive Almond Pie Bars while you’re sleeping. Maybe make two just in case!Print
The gluten free Almond Pie bars are incredibly sweet, crunchy, chewy, caramely, and addictive. You’re going to want to make double, no triple, no quadruple the recipe. They. Are. That. Good.
FOR THE CRUST
- 10 ounces almond macaroons, crumbled
FOR THE FILLING
- 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon olive or safflower oil
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 cups whole, raw almonds, coarsely chopped
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Spray a 9”x13” pan with non-stick vegetable spray or cover the bottom with parchment paper, leaving some of the paper to come up 2 sides of the pan. Set aside.
FOR THE CRUST
- Press the macaroons evenly onto the bottom of the pan. Bake for 10 minutes until the sides of the crust start to brown.
FOR THE FILLING
- While the crust is baking, place the oil, sugar, cream and honey into a 2-3 quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture starts to bubble.
- Add the almonds and stir to combine.
- Pour the filling over the baked crust. Smooth the almonds so that they are evenly distributed over the crust. Bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove from oven and cool completely before slicing into bars.
If you can’t find Kosher for Passover dairy-free heavy whipping cream you can use Kosher for Passover coconut cream.
You can use pecans or toasted pumpkin seeds instead of almonds.
You can drizzle chocolate over these. As if they weren’t crazy enough already!
You can make Insanely Addictive Almond Pie Bars ahead. Store them tightly covered in the fridge for a week.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 192
- Sugar: 17.8 g
- Sodium: 31.3 mg
- Fat: 11.1 g
- Saturated Fat: 3.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 21.9 g
- Fiber: 2.1 g
- Protein: 2.9 g
- Cholesterol: 0.7 mg
Keywords: Almond Pie Bars, Almond, Dessert Bars, Passover, Kosher for Passover, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Non-Gebroks
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