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Blueberry Bonanza Bars

An almond crust is spread with blueberry jam and topped with crumbles of homemade granola.

Blueberry Bonanza Bars

Source: Holiday Cookies 2005, Holiday 2005

Ingredients

  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cold, cut into pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberry jam
  • Almond-Coconut Granola

Directions

  1. Line a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with foil, allowing a 2-inch overhang. Coat with cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. Process almonds in a food processor until finely ground. Add flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; pulse to combine. Add butter; process until mixture resembles coarse meal.

  3. Lightly beat egg, egg yolk, and vanilla in a small bowl. With processor running, add egg mixture; process just until clumps form. Pat dough into bottom of dish; refrigerate until firm and cold, about 30 minutes.

  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prick dough all over with a fork. Bake until edges are golden, about 25 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.

  5. Spread jam over crust; top with granola. Bake until jam is bubbling and granola topping is browned, about 30 minutes. Let cool on wire rack. Lift out, and cut into 2-inch squares.

Cook's Note

Bars can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature up to 1 day, or frozen up to 1 week.

Reviews (10)

  • TashWhoso 27 Jun, 2013

    This is an amazing recipe!! I made this for friends and family and they loved it! They especially thought the bottom was a great mix! I cheated abit and used almond meal and plain caster sugar instead but it still turned out wonderful!

  • MamaJoyce 3 Aug, 2010

    Am I correct in assuming that the Almond Coconut Granola is not cooked before using in this recipe?

  • GraceNC 13 Jul, 2010

    Ok, I just made this Blueberry Bonanza Bar recipe and it taste ok, but, if you added cream cheese as a layer it would have been even better. Depends on how many calories you're looking for. I really like the ease of making it, very simple!

  • lindalalonde 13 Jul, 2010

    @Lella
    Anytime you see text in blue in the ingredient list, it is a link to the recipe for that ingredient. So if you click on "Almond-Coconut Granola", it takes you to that recipe on the site.

  • barbara_moore 13 Jul, 2009

    do you think these can be made with fresh fruit instead of jam?

  • emank27 4 Apr, 2009

    These are so good! Just made them yesterday. I used Black Raspberry Jam instead of Blueberry because it's what I had on hand. I added a little bit of extra coconut at the end after I took them out of the oven for the last time... Perfect! Will definitely make again

  • snoweater 26 Jan, 2009

    Excellent! Loved it. Had a hard time finding blueberry preserve at the local supermarket. My one daughter did not like the coconut but everyone else in the family gave it 5 out 5 stars.

  • Lella 30 Jun, 2008

    Soapylulu,
    I didn't search for "Homemade Granola". I see there are many to choose from! Thanks for the response.

  • soapylulu 30 Jun, 2008

    Lella I'm pretty sure it's the one called Homemade Granola on this site. It's got almonds and coconut in it.

  • Lella 29 Jun, 2008

    Is there a recipe for the almond-coconut granola? I searched your website

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