Almond Squares I


If you really like a strong almond taste, substitute almond extract for vanilla extract in this recipe.

2 dozen


  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup shortening

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 9 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate

  • ½ cup chopped almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch square baking pan.

  2. To make crust: In a large bowl, cream shortening, white sugar and brown sugar. Separate egg and beat in yolk and vanilla, stirring until well blended. Slowly add in the flour and blend well. Mixture will be stiff.

  3. Press dough evenly into baking pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until top is golden brown.

  4. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over low heat. Spread the melted chocolate over warm crust. Sprinkle top with almonds. Let cool on wire rack before cutting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

429 Calories
31g Fat
40g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 429
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 39%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 14mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 6g
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 244mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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