Amaretto Brownies

Looking for a baked dessert recipe? Then check out these almond flavored chocolate brownies, topped with amaretto frosting – an Italian specialty.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 32

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Brownie
    Calories
    160
    (
    Calories from Fat
    60),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    7g
    7%
    (Saturated Fat
    3 1/2g,
    3 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    20mg
    20%;
    Sodium
    80mg
    80%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    23g
    23%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    18g
    18%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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