Blueberry Almond Shortbread Bars

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. As always, all opinions are my own. Blueberry Almond Shortbread Bars - buttery shortbread bars full of dried wild blueberries, chopped blueberry almonds and almond paste. The perfect chewy bar.

Let's take a minute to admire the color of these blueberry almonds. They have an intense blueberry flavor too! They make the perfect addition to these blueberry almond shortbread bars. The shortbread is buttery and chewy. The dried wild blueberries I used are also chewy, sweet and compliment the blueberry almonds. 

Blueberry Almond Shortbread Bars - buttery shortbread bars full of dried wild blueberries, chopped blueberry almonds and almond paste. The perfect chewy bar.The white chocolate drizzle on top of the bars was more of a garnish. Though, I think white chocolate chips inside the bar would be tasty. I thought it would jazz up the bars. I think it did the trick, what do you think?

I still have a couple more weeks of summery recipes before I go full blown Fall. I hope you don't have a problem with that. I love having the opportunity to use berries in my recipes.

Blueberry Almond Shortbread Bars with a delicious twist.

Blueberry Almond Shortbread Bars

Not only are these blueberry almond shortbread bars pretty, the shortbread is buttery and chewy while the dried wild blueberries are sweet and compliment the blueberry almonds. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 bars
Calories 336 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounce almond paste
  • 1 cup butter room temperaturer
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • cup dried wild blueberries
  • cup Blue Diamond blueberry almonds chopped
  • 1 square vanilla flavored almond bark melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a piece of parchment paper in a 9x13 pan. I left the parchment paper hanging over to use as a lip to pull the bars out after they're chilled.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the almond paste. Mix until smooth.
  • Add in the butter and granulated sugar and mix on medium until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the flour and mix until incorporated.
  • Stir in the dried blueberries and chopped blueberry almonds.
  • Place in the preheated oven for 27 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
  • Place the bars in the fridge to chill for 1 hour.
  • Remove bars from the fridge and cut into 12 squares.
  • Melt the 1 square of vanilla almond bark in a freezer bag for 2 30 second intervals. Be sure to smash the almond bark before letting it go a second 30 seconds. This will help it from burning.
  • Cut a very small hole in the corner of one bag. Drizzle the vanilla coating over each square. Let dry for 15 minutes. Serve.

Notes

To store any leftover blueberry almond shortbread bars, store in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 336kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 4gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 124mgPotassium: 104mgFiber: 2gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 473IUVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg

(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)

Blueberry Almond Shortbread Bars - buttery shortbread bars full of dried wild blueberries, chopped blueberry almonds and almond paste. The perfect chewy bar.

I've already ate two of these and I just made them yesterday. I feel like I deserve it since I spent the entire weekend eating out in New York City and have lost a pound. I'm not sure how I did it, but I think it was a miracle.

 

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