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Almond Macaroon Brownies

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Almond Macaroon Brownies
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 48
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Bake these chocolate-flavored almond macaroon brownies - a delicious dessert!
Updated Jun 25, 2010

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.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    * 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

160 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 17g Total Carbohydrate, 13g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
60mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
13g
Protein
2g
% 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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