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Amaretto Brownies

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 1 hr 20 min total time
  • 13 ingredients
  • 32 servings
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Looking for a baked dessert recipe? Then check out these almond flavored chocolate brownies, topped with amaretto frosting – an Italian specialty.

Ingredients

Brownies

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

Frosting

2
cups powdered sugar
3
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1
tablespoon amaretto
1
to 2 tablespoons milk

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. 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.
  • 2 In 3-quart saucepan, melt chocolate and 1/3 cup butter over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth; remove from heat. Stir in ground almonds, flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, 2 tablespoons amaretto and the eggs. In pan, spread batter evenly.
  • 3 Bake 22 to 27 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  • 4 In medium bowl, mix all frosting ingredients until smooth and spreadable. Spread frosting over brownies. Sprinkle with chopped almonds. For brownies, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. 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.
  • 2 In 3-quart saucepan, melt chocolate and 1/3 cup butter over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth; remove from heat. Stir in ground almonds, flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, 2 tablespoons amaretto and the eggs. In pan, spread batter evenly.
  • 3 Bake 22 to 27 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  • 4 In medium bowl, mix all frosting ingredients until smooth and spreadable. Spread frosting over brownies. Sprinkle with chopped almonds. For brownies, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

*To toast almonds, place in shallow pan. Bake at 350°F for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.

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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Brownie
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
10%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
80mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
18g
18%
Protein
2g
2%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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