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Amaretto Brownies

Enjoy these bars made using amaretto and brownie mix and topped with almond – perfect for a dessert.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

Brownies

1
(19.5-oz.) pkg. fudge brownie mix
1/2
cup oil
1/4
cup amaretto
2
eggs
1
cup slivered almonds, chopped

Frosting

2 3/4
cups powdered sugar
1/2
cup butter, softened
1
teaspoon lemon juice
1/8
teaspoon salt
5
to 6 teaspoons amaretto
24
candy-coated almonds

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. In large bowl, combine brownie mix, oil, 1/4 cup amaretto and eggs; beat 50 strokes with spoon. Stir in almonds. Spread in sprayed pan. Bake at 350°F. for 28 to 30 minutes. Place pan on wire rack; cool 45 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 2 In medium bowl, combine powdered sugar, butter, lemon juice, salt and 5 teaspoons amaretto; beat until fluffy, adding remaining amaretto if necessary for desired spreading consistency. Spread frosting over cooled brownies. Cut into squares; top each with almond.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. In large bowl, combine brownie mix, oil, 1/4 cup amaretto and eggs; beat 50 strokes with spoon. Stir in almonds. Spread in sprayed pan. Bake at 350°F. for 28 to 30 minutes. Place pan on wire rack; cool 45 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 2 In medium bowl, combine powdered sugar, butter, lemon juice, salt and 5 teaspoons amaretto; beat until fluffy, adding remaining amaretto if necessary for desired spreading consistency. Spread frosting over cooled brownies. Cut into squares; top each with almond.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Amaretto is an almond-flavored liqueur from Saronno, Italy. Curiously, true amaretto is made from apricot kernels.

Candy-coated almonds, also known as Jordan almonds, are sold in cookware and gourmet shops as well as in candy- and cake- decorating supply stores.

One-fourth cup of water plus 1 teaspoon of almond extract can be used in place of the amaretto in the brownies. Two tablespoons of water plus 1/2 teaspoon almond extract can be used in place of the amaretto in the frosting.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
120mg
120%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
29g
29%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.