Raspberry Almond Bars

These simple raspberry almond bars marry the flavors of tangy raspberries and sweet, nutty almonds. Almond flour gives them a rich flavor that's accented by a dash of almond extract.

Raspberry Almond Bars
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs


  • 2 ½ cups fresh or frozen raspberries (about 10 oz.)

  • ½ cup water, divided

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 cup white-whole wheat flour

  • 1 cup almond flour

  • ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick), softened

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line an 8-inch-square baking pan with foil, leaving two overhanging sides. Coat with cooking spray.

  2. Combine raspberries, ¼ cup water, and granulated sugar in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up the berries, until bubbling and starting to thicken, about 8 minutes. Combine the remaining ¼ cup water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Add to the berry mixture and continue cooking, stirring, until it reaches jam-like thickness, about 3 minutes more. (You should have about 1 cup filling.) Remove from heat and set aside.

  3. Beat confectioner's sugar, whole-wheat flour, almond flour, butter, salt, and almond extract in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until the mixture is the texture of wet sand. Reserve ⅓ cup of the dough. Press the remaining dough into the prepared pan.

  4. Spread the raspberry filling over the crust. Crumble the reserved dough over the raspberry filling. Bake until the filling is set and the topping is beginning to brown, 30 to 33 minutes. Let cool completely in the pan on a rack. Using the overhanging foil, lift the bars from the pan and cut into squares.

To make ahead

Prepare crust and topping (Step 3) up to 1 day ahead and refrigerate. Cover and refrigerate the cooled bars for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

104 Calories
6g Fat
12g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 25
Calories 104
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 49mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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