Lightning Bars with Almond Icing
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Lightning Bars

Lightning Bars from Gooseberry Patch's Foolproof Family Recipes
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 12
Author: Aunt Lou


  • 1/2 c butter sliced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 c all-purpose flour
  • Icing:
  • 2 c powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 t almond extract
  • 1/4 c milk
  • 1/8 c melted butter
  • pinch of salt


  • Preheat your oven to 350.
  • Grab your 8x8 baking pan and place your butter slices in the bottom.
  • Place your baking dish in the oven while you throw your batter together and let your butter melt.
  • Put your eggs in a larger bowl and beat them.
  • Mix in your sugar, vanilla, baking powder, salt and flour.
  • Mix your melted butter into your flour mixture until well blended.
  • Pour your batter into your butter coated pan and bake for 20-30 minutes until it passes the toothpick test.
  • While your bars are baking make your icing.
  • Mix together your powdered sugar, almond extract, milk, melted butter and salt.
  • Pour icing over your bars and let the bars cool.