White Chocolate Almond Jam Squares, the perfect Christmas Bar Cookie, white chocolate and almonds never tasted so good!
My friends and family sure aren’t complaining, but I am looking forward to the calm of the next few months. Soup anyone?
But before we hit the soup and you know the inevitable “Ok my New Year’s resolution this year (or every year for me anyway 😉 ) is to lose … ” we still have a few days to hit the sweets, so I got together with 20 of my blogging friends to share our favorite Appetizer and Party Desserts. I hope you like them.
I thought this would make the perfect end of the holidays bar dessert. This year I have suddenly developed a new love for White Chocolate.
I’m not crazy about eating it on its own, but baked it is so deliciously decadent especially in these White Chocolate Almond Jam Squares.
I usually make this in a 9 inch square cake pan and cut it into squares, but this time I decided to make it a little different and make it more as a loaf cake. Worked perfectly, just has to bake a little longer. Enjoy!
White Chocolate Almond Jam Squares
- 1/2 cup butter
- 6 pieces squares white chocolate (broken into small pieces)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 tablespoons jam (I used strawberry use can use more or less if you wish)
- 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- Pre-heat oven to 325°, well grease and flour a 9 inch cake pan (or 10/11 inch loaf pan)
- In a small pot on low heat melt butter, add the 6 squares of white chocolate (broken into small pieces) and set aside.
- In a medium bowl beat on high-speed the eggs and sugar until thick and pale yellow) approximately 5 minutes.
- Stir butter chocolate mixture until smooth. Stir into egg sugar mixture, along with the flour, salt and vanilla, mix well with a wooden spoon.
- Spread half of the batter on the bottom of the prepared pan, bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until lightly brown, cool 5 minutes, spread evenly with jam.
- Into the left over batter stir in chocolate chips, spread gently over the jam, sprinkle with sliced almonds. Bake for approximately 30-40 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean if you use a loaf pan bake an extra 10 minutes but always check with a toothpick). Cool completely before cutting. Enjoy!
Source 1993 Recipes Baking Festival
If you love appetizers and desserts as much as I do, I hope you will check out the Tour. The Tour started yesterday with our favorite appetizers. So if you are looking for some appetizers and desserts for the new year, just click away. Happy New Year to you and your family. Buon Appetito!
Monday ~ Appetizers
Tuesday ~ Desserts