AMARETTO BROWNIES

 

  • Cooking Time: 80
  • Servings: 32
  • Preparation Time: 20

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup silvered almonds, toasted
  • 8 oz. semisweet baking chocolate
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulater sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons amaretto
  • 2 eggs

Directions

  • Heat oven to 350. Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray. In food processor, place 1/3 cup of the almonds. Cover and process, using quick on-and-off motions, until almonds are ground. Chop remaining almonds; set aside.
  • In 3-quart saucepan, melt chocolate and 1/3 cup butter over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth; remove from heat.
  • To toast almonds: Place in shallow pan. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.
  • Stir in ground almonds, flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, 2 tablespoons amaretto and the eggs. In pan, spread batter evenly.
  • Bake 22 to 27 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  • Spread frosting over cooled brownies. Sprinkle with chopped almonds. Cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.

Notes

Substitutions: Use 1/4 teaspoon almond extract and 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice mixed with 1 tablespoon water for the 2 tablespoons amaretto in the brownies.

Use 1/8 teaspoon almond extract and 1 1/2 teaspoons maraschino cherry juice mixed with 1 1/2 teaspoons water for the 1 tablespoon amaretto in the frosting.

Categories: Brownie  Dessert  Oven  Sweet 

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