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Almond Butter Squares

One of the first local food bloggers that I ever came across when I started in this crazy/wonderful blogging world is Jess from Cooking in my Genes. I was always amazed at her stunning photos, well written blog entries and seemingly endless inspiration. We finally met at a blogger meet up a few months ago and instantly hit it off. Naturally we decided that the next step in our friendship would be a baking date!

Jess and I met up early in April armed with inspiration and our cameras. I was so fortunate to get to go to her house and meet her amazing husband (aka our recipe tester) and her pup Doug (aka my new BFF) and see her envy-worthy closet of flatlay and photo props. But above all else the best part of hanging with Jess is Jess herself. She is as sweet and nice as she seems on her blog and laugh-out-loud funny with a zest for creating amazing recipes and producing quality content for her followers. We could all use a Jess in our lives!

Before we could get down to baking business, I had to first cuddle her dog (obviously) then we headed to the grocery store to pick up our favorite Rogers products. Rogers was kind enough to partner with us on this post and inspire us with recipe ideas and information about the brand. We love Rogers because they’re based out of BC and collect grain from both BC and Alberta farmers! YAS to supporting local!

Feeling inspired by a Rogers recipe, we decided to combine two of my favorite flavors: nutty almond butter and sweet coconut. We used Roger’s Wheat Germ to enhance and complement the nutty flavor and of course Rogers 100% Whole Grain Whole Wheat Flour. These squares are the perfect balance of rich nutty flavor and sweetness with a slight crunch from the toasted coconut. They’re melt-in-your-mouth yummy and quick to make with a frosting that will have you licking the spoon/bowl/etc.

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Almond Butter Squares
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
The Squares
The Frosting
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
The Squares
The Frosting
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350F.
  2. Cream together margarine and brown sugar. Add eggs in one at a time, beating well after each addition. Then, stir in almond butter and vanilla.
  3. Next, in a separate bowl combine the flour, wheat germ, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cashews. Then, stir this dry ingredient mixture into the creamed mixture.
  4. Pour your batter into a greased square cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  5. While your bars are baking, make your icing by combining the icing sugar, almond butter and almond milk and set aside.
  6. When your bars are done, turn your oven to a low broil, spread the 1 cup of coconut onto a baking sheet and toast for about 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. You can frost the bars while they are still warm and then top with the toasted coconut (pressing the coconut down gently into the icing).
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