Sunday, August 4, 2013

Dessert Anyone?

Once a month I get together with a group of amazing women for Dessert Club aka Mommy's Night Out. We share kid stories, we share life stories, we eat and we drink and we make dessert together. Yes, my friend Rosalynda is pretty brilliant, she is the founder of our group. We tried book club once, no way jose, that requires homework. Plus, I do not have time to read a whole book in one month. (I have cards to make!) Unless they change it to magazine club, I know I can crank out a Glamour, Everyday with Rachael Ray and my Women's Health much faster than I can read an assigned book. Whew. We prefer immediate satisfaction. At dessert club we know we will make a yummy dessert and then devour it before we part ways. Sometimes if our kids, husbands, moms, boyfriends etc are lucky we have some leftover and we share with them.

Each month we rotate houses and last month Jessica was the hostess. The hostess gets to choose what dessert we make and Jessica chose Almond Bars.  We had been on a roll with mostly chocolately desserts so this was something new! They were easy to make and they smelled so good when they were baking.

And here is what it looks like after it has baked and cooled.
They taste amazing. I am not joking. They are moist, sweet and light. The flavor is perfect and I am totally craving one right now!

You probably have all the ingredients in your pantry to make them right now! 

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home

Almond Bars


4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter melted (no substitutions)
2 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
Almond slices and powder sugar to garnish

Beat eggs and sugar well. Add melted butter, flour, almond extract, and mix well until smooth. 

Spread into well greased and floured 13"x9" pan and top with almond slices. 

Bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar and let cool before serving.


Thanks for sharing your recipe Jessica! 

I hope you try this recipe. It is easy to make, you can also halve the recipe and bake it in an 8"x8" pan. 

Thanks for stopping by!

p.s. I really do read books.....when I have time! : )


  1. Yum. I love it when you have leftovers from Dessert Club (not to be confused with Desert Club).

    As far as you reading books: you've had World War Z on your table for three weeks. What chapter are you on? ;)

  2. Haha!! Loove this club. Oh my! These look ao goes diet!!!! Great post my friend. Wish we were close...yumm!

  3. I really want to try this. Looks so good. Thanks for sharing this recipe.


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