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Almond Macaroon Brownies

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  1 reviews
  • 25 min prep time
  • 1 hr 45 min total time
  • 13 ingredients
  • 48 servings
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Bake these chocolate-flavored almond macaroon brownies - a delicious dessert!

Ingredients

Brownies

1
(19.5-oz.) pkg. fudge brownie mix
1/2
cup oil
1/4
cup water
2
eggs

Topping

1
(8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
2/3
cup sugar
2
tablespoons all purpose or unbleached flour
2
eggs
2
cups coconut
1
cup chopped almonds, toasted if desired*

Glaze and Garnish

1
cup semisweet chocolate chips
2
teaspoons oil
48
whole almonds, toasted

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch baking pan. In large bowl, combine all brownie ingredients; beat 50 strokes with spoon. Spread batter in greased pan.
  • 2 In medium bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, flour and 2 eggs; beat until smooth. Stir in coconut and 1 cup chopped almonds. Drop spoonfuls of cream cheese mixture over brownie batter; spread evenly.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 30 to 40 minutes or until light golden brown and center is firm to the touch. Cool 45 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 4 In small saucepan, combine chocolate chips and oil. Heat over low heat until chocolate is melted, stirring constantly. Drizzle and spread over brownies. Cut into bars. Garnish each bar with 1 whole almond. Store in refrigerator.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch baking pan. In large bowl, combine all brownie ingredients; beat 50 strokes with spoon. Spread batter in greased pan.
  • 2 In medium bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, flour and 2 eggs; beat until smooth. Stir in coconut and 1 cup chopped almonds. Drop spoonfuls of cream cheese mixture over brownie batter; spread evenly.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 30 to 40 minutes or until light golden brown and center is firm to the touch. Cool 45 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 4 In small saucepan, combine chocolate chips and oil. Heat over low heat until chocolate is melted, stirring constantly. Drizzle and spread over brownies. Cut into bars. Garnish each bar with 1 whole almond. Store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

* To toast almonds, spread on cookie sheet; bake at 350°F. for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Or, spread in thin layer in microwave-safe pie pan. Microwave on HIGH for 3 to 4 minutes or until light golden brown, stirring frequently.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
60mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
13g
13%
Protein
2g
2%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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