Bar 84: Toasted Almond Neiman Marcus Bars

Mmmmm…I love me some almond.  If you’re an almond person too…then this bar’s for you.
Shopping List
2 cups slivered almonds
1 box of white cake mix
4 eggs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 box of powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons almond extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease (I use Pam) a 9×13 inch baking dish.  Set aside.

In a clean, dry skillet over medium-high heat, add in your slivered almonds and toast up (it will take about 3 minutes).  Once they start to get toasted and slightly browned, remove from heat and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, 2 eggs and melted butter.  Spread in bottom of pan.

Spread the toasted almonds (reserving a few) across the cake layer.

In a second bowl, beat with electric mixer, powdered sugar, 2 more eggs, cream cheese and almond extract until smooth.  Spread on top of toasted almonds.

Bake 35-40 minutes until edges are brown and center set (it will still be slightly wobbly in the middle).

Cool on counter 30 minutes, then refrigerate 2 hours up to 2 days.

Garnish bars with a few extra toasted almonds before serving.

Toasted Almond Neiman Marcus Bars Recipe, Bar 84: Toasted Almond Neiman Marcus Bars
  • Renee B April 26, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Looks delish! I love all of your posts & look forward to reading them everyday. Your kiddos are adorable and I love all your advice. It's well needed since I'm a new mom! Maybe you could do a post on what you and the kids do while at home. I'm a SAHM and I struggle with what to do with the kids at home. Thank you & happy Sunday!