Dear SOS: The Rio Carnival Buffet at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas serves the best almond bars you will ever have. I’ve searched my cookbooks for a similar recipe but could not find one. I am turning to you for help. I am sure your readers will enjoy them as much as I did.
Dear J. Lew: Brenda Hitchins, executive pastry chef at Rio Hotel and Casino, sent this recipe for these twice-baked cookies with a scrumptious almond filling. By the way, you can use any nuts you wish. The chef suggests also trying walnuts, pecans or pistachios.