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Amaretto Brownies

Amaretto Brownies

recipe ingredients
2/3 cup blanched whole almonds, toasted
1 (8 ounce) package semisweet baking chocolate
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons amaretto
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
Amaretto Frosting (recipe follows)

AMARETTO FROSTING
2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 tablespoon amaretto
1 tablespoon milk (1 to 2 tablespoons)

recipe directions
Heat oven to 350º. Grease rectangular pan, 13 × 9 × 2 inches. Place 1/3 cup of the almonds in food processor. Cover and process, using quick on-and-off motions, until almonds are ground; set aside. Chop remaining 1/3 cup almonds; reserve.

Melt chocolate and butter in 3-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently; remove from heat. Stir in ground almonds and remaining ingredients except Amaretto Frosting. Spread in pan.

Bake 22 to 27 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely. Prepare Amaretto Frosting. Spread on brownies. Sprinkle with reserved chopped almonds. Cut into about 3 × 1-inch bars.

AMARETTO FROSTING:

Mix all ingredients until smooth.

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Serves: 39 - Nutrition Information Per Serving:
calories total fat sat fat protein fiber sodium (mg) carbs ww pts
129 6 3 1 0 69 19 3