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1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 packages (one 8 ounces and one 3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons milk
1 teaspoon almond extract
Sliced almonds for garnish
Base: Combine flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup butter and salt; mix well. Pat into ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Filling: In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, eggs and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract; beat until smooth. Pour over crust. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.
Frosting: Combine sugar, butter, milk and almond extract in a bowl; stir until smooth.
Frost bars and sprinkle with sliced almonds. Store in refrigerator.