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Chocolate Almond Picnic Bars Recipe

With three layers of chocolate goodness, these bars are sure to curb any chocolate cravings!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3 dozen
Author Dine & Dish


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch Kosher salt
  • 1 cup cold butter cut into cubes
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips divided
  • 1 cup Fisher Naturals sliced almonds
  • 1 cup pretzels broken up


  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, salt, and cocoa. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in eggs. Reserve 1 1/2 cup of this mixture for topping.
  • Prepare a 9x13 inch baking pan with cooking spray. Press crumb mixture into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes, or until firm.
  • Meanwhile, combine milk and 1 cup chocolate chips in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook and stir until melted.
  • Carefully spread over cooked crust.
  • Combine reserved crumb mixture with Fisher Naturals sliced almonds, pretzel pieces and remaining chocolate chips. Sprinkle over chocolate layer. (It may be in larger clumps, just distribute evenly over chocolate layer in the 9x13 pan).
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until top is set. Cool before cutting.