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Monday, September 29, 2008

Almond Bars

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (unsifted)
1/2 cup all purpose flour (unsifted)
1/4 cup wheat germ
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
2 eggs
1 cup whole blanched almonds
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate bits

Cream butter with 1/2 cup brown sugar until soft; beat in oats, flours, wheat germ and orange rind. Pat into 8-inch square pan. Then mix eggs, almonds, raisins, coconut, chocolate bits and 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed). Pour over base and spread out evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until almonds are golden brown. Cool and cut into a dozen bars. Wrap in aluminum foil.

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