A very special cookie with only four ingredients.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Prepare a 9 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan by lining bottom with either waxed paper or parchment paper. Grease the paper.

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  • Separate the eggs and reserve the whites. Beat egg yolks until thick and tripled in volume. Add sugar slowly, beating until very thick. Slowly fold in nuts and extract. Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold them into the yolk mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake for one hour or until done. Cool in pan for 10 minutes then turn out and remove paper. Cool completely. Cut as needed.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

375 calories; 12 g protein; 33.4 g carbohydrates; 93 mg cholesterol; 35.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2007
it turned out very well but I'd say is more like a cake than "bars". I'd recommend using your stand mixer if you have one! I did the egg whites 1st then put them in a separate bowl while I mixed the yolk mixture in the mixer. I'd also recommend adding the almond extract to the yolks before the nuts go in just easier to mix in. Be sure to serve with some whipped cream & save a few ground almonds to sprinkle on top! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/27/2008
I love recipes that don't require a lot of ingredients so this one caught me eye. It's not a recipe that would be high on my list but that might be because of some changes I made. I used only 1.5 cups of finely crushed PECANS and used VANILLA flavoring. The big difference came I think from the size pan used. I used a 9x13 which resulted in a thinner bar that required less time to bake (only 35-40 min). Mine didn't look anything like the picture but it was okay. The topping was like of a lacy crunchy texture while the inside of the bar reminded me of pecan pie. I liked the fact that it wasn't overly sweet. Also if you're counting Weight Watcher points I figured out that if you cut the recipe into 12 servings it's 5 points per serving. Again it's an okay recipe but it may be quite a while before I make it again. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2007
it turned out very well but I'd say is more like a cake than "bars". I'd recommend using your stand mixer if you have one! I did the egg whites 1st then put them in a separate bowl while I mixed the yolk mixture in the mixer. I'd also recommend adding the almond extract to the yolks before the nuts go in just easier to mix in. Be sure to serve with some whipped cream & save a few ground almonds to sprinkle on top! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Not that easy but worth the trouble. The bars are almost cake-like. Dense moist and chewy. My family loves this at Passover. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2008
Super easy and yummy! I agree that it is more of a cake-like consistency though. It is great to find a gluten-free dessert that was originally that way. I loved having the almonds throughout the cake it gave it a lot of texture. I might add cinnamon or cloves next time. This is open to a lot of variation and add-ons. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/27/2008
I love recipes that don't require a lot of ingredients so this one caught me eye. It's not a recipe that would be high on my list but that might be because of some changes I made. I used only 1.5 cups of finely crushed PECANS and used VANILLA flavoring. The big difference came I think from the size pan used. I used a 9x13 which resulted in a thinner bar that required less time to bake (only 35-40 min). Mine didn't look anything like the picture but it was okay. The topping was like of a lacy crunchy texture while the inside of the bar reminded me of pecan pie. I liked the fact that it wasn't overly sweet. Also if you're counting Weight Watcher points I figured out that if you cut the recipe into 12 servings it's 5 points per serving. Again it's an okay recipe but it may be quite a while before I make it again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2007
Delicious! I made the mistake of putting the batter into an 8" X 8" pan (didn't have 9" X 9") so it sort of flowed over but they are still yummy. I will make these again but probably use a brownie pan. If you like almond you will love these! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2008
I just made this recipe for a friend who has just gone gluten-free and we LOVED it. I followed all of the cooking instructions as they are written except I used vanilla extract instead of almond extract. Also I only needed to bake them for 45 minutes. The bars came out chewy and delicious. My only criticism is that despite the recipe only having 4 ingredients it takes a long time to prepare and cook. I highly recommend this recipe for those who are trying or have to be gluten-free; it's well worth the effort. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/17/2008
It wasn't bad but it was alot chewier than I expected it to be. I ground the almonds in a food processor until they were like the consistency of flour but when the finished product came out I felt like I was chewing on almonds when I ate it. I received several requests at work for the recipe so I think it deserves three stars. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2010
I agree with other reviewers pretty tasty and yummy. Used a 13 x 9 pan and that was just the right height in my opinion. I bet they will be even better tomorrow. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/01/2010
I thought these were just so-so. I brought them to an international pot luck and they didn't really go very well. Granted there were tons of desserts there to choose from... One person did compliment them. I don't think I'll make them again though since 3 cups of almonds are expensive for something that isn't 5 star worthy. Read More
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