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Amaretto Almond Brownies

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Amaretto Almond Brownies
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 24
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Enjoy these bars made using amaretto and brownie mix and topped with almond – perfect for a dessert.
Updated Mar 2, 2016

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

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.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Amaretto is an almond-flavored liqueur from Saronno, Italy. Curiously, true amaretto is made from apricot kernels.
  • tip 2
    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.
  • tip 3
    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.

Nutrition Information

290 Calories, 14g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 37g Total Carbohydrate, 29g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
130
Total Fat
14g
22%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
120mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
29g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
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.
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