Chunky Chocolate and Almond Bars

Crunchy almonds provide a crunchy contrast to rich, fudgy chocolate bars.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 2 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 48

Ingredients

Crust

1
box chocolate fudge cake mix
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened

Topping

4
eggs
1
cup dark corn syrup
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted
2
cups salted roasted whole almonds, coarsely chopped
6
oz dark or bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Place cake mix in medium bowl. Using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through mixture in opposite directions), cut in 1/2 cup butter until crumbly. Press firmly in ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until set.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat eggs, corn syrup and 1/4 cup melted butter with whisk until smooth. Stir in almonds and chocolate. Pour over crust.
  • 3 Bake 28 to 34 minutes longer or until golden brown and set. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until chocolate is firm. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Bar
    Calories
    150
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    8g
    8%
    (Saturated Fat
    3 1/2g,
    3 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    25mg
    25%;
    Sodium
    130mg
    130%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    15g
    15%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    7g
    7%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 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
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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