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Ingredients

Bars:
1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 teaspoon almond extract
1-2 tablespoons instant coffee
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2-1/4 cups flour, sifted
1 cup (6 ounces) Nestles Semisweet Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup blanched chopped almonds
Almond glaze:
1 tablespoon butter, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

Cream together butter and brown sugar. Blend in almond extract, instant coffee, baking powder and salt. Add flour, chocolate chips and almonds. Press mixture into a well-greased 15x10x1-inch jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Mix ingredients for almond glaze. Frost with almond glaze while warm. Cut into squares. Makes 3 dozen.

Betty Tobin
Milan




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