Raspberry Almond Christmas Bars

Course : Bars
Serves: 2
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1 package pie crust mix -- (they say ro, bin hood)
1/4 cup raspberry jam
1/2 cup butter -- softened
2/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2/3 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 bottle red and green food coloring
2 tablespoons butter -- softened
1 1/2 cups sifted icing sugar -- (up to 2)
2 tablespoons cream or milk
1 teaspoon almond extract

Preparation / Directions:

BATTER: Prepare pastry mix according to package directions for one crust unbaked pie shell. Line an 8" square cake pan with pastry. Spread with raspberry jam. Cream butter and sugar together thoroughly. Add eggs, beating until light and fluffy. Add flour and salt; blend well. Divide batter in half. Color half pink and half green. Put small spoonfuls of each mixture alternately on jam layer. Tap pan gently on counter to even out the batter. Bake in a 350 F oven for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool completely. Beat frosting ingredients together until smooth and creamy, adding enough icing sugar to make a spreading consistency. Spread over cooled squares. Makes about 2 dozen~ bars.


Nutritional Information:

1819 Calories (kcal); 107g Total Fat; (52% calories from fat); 20g Protein; 199g Carbohydrate; 342mg Cholesterol; 1994mg Sodium

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