When good things get even better…! Salty almond bars- a recipe.


I made these bars once or twice before, but had forgotten about them until our

family’s 4th of July picnic.  Then my niece, Dianne mentioned them, and I haven’t

been able to get them off my mind since!

I changed up the recipe- http://heidiannie.com/2010/07/homemade-salted-nut-bars/

from this one- using almonds and white chocolate rather than the peanut butter morsels.


1/2 white or yellow cake mix (use other half to make a small portion of lemon filled cupcakes .

1/4 cup unsalted melted butter

1 large egg

Mix together and fit into jelly roll pan.  Bake at 350F for about 8 minutes or until golden brown.

Drop 3 cups of miniature marshmallows on top of hot base and put back into oven.  Turn off heat

and allow the marshmallows to melt on top.


in a large sauce pan, mix together:

1/3 cup honey

1/4 cup Karo syrup (corn syrup- clear)

1/3 cup butter

2 tsps vanilla

2 cups white chocolate morsels

and bring them to a slow boil.

Add 2 cups Rice Krispy cereal and stir all together.

Pour this mixture on top of marshmallow layer,

use a real light hand- this can get really sticky, really fast!

Now, sprinkle 2 cups of lightly salted almond slices and press gently with the back of a spoon

to get them to stick into the rice krispy layer.

So- the bottom cake layer is thinner, the peanuts and peanut butter morsels have been replaced

by almonds and white chocolate, they are cooling in the kitchen as I type- AND –

All is right with my world.

See the difference a good recipe can make- especially when it is fitted to your personal tastes?

Do you have any recipes that you have made better?


3 thoughts on “When good things get even better…! Salty almond bars- a recipe.

    • They really are soo good! I wrapped them individually and froze half of them for lunch treats.
      As I was cutting them- I got 32 bars- I ate the ones that were too small and didn’t look good.
      I have 29 bars- I can’t believe I ate 3 of them!
      Wicked is the word, Celia!

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