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Christmas Marzipan Bars

Submitted by Dona Aitken, Fortune Bridge

1 cup raspberry jam
1-1/3 cup white sugar
4 eggs
1 cup rice flour
1/4 tsp. salt
4 Tbsp. butter or margarine
4 Tbsp. milk
3 cups icing sugar
2 tsp. almond flavouring

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Roll pie pastry and cover the bottom of 9x13­inch pan. Spread with 1 cup of jam. Cream together 1 cup margarine and 1-1/3 sugar then blend in the eggs. Mix separately and then add the flour and the salt to the creamed mixture. Drop onto raspberry covered bottom with a spoon, then swirl the colors together to cover the bottom. Bake for 35 minutes or until touch bounces back. Cream the last four ingredients together and spread this on top of the squares. Before serving sprinkle with colored sugar, red and green. Cut into bars rather than squares.

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