Amaretto Brownies

Amaretto Brownies

Looking for a dessert using Gold Medal® all-purpose flour? Then check out these almond flavored chocolate brownies – an Italian delight!

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:20

Hr:Mins

Makes

32

brownies

Brownies
2/3
cup slivered almonds, toasted*
8
oz semisweet baking chocolate
1/3
cup butter or margarine
1 1/4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
cup granulated sugar
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
tablespoons amaretto
2
eggs
Frosting
2
cups powdered sugar
3
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1
tablespoon amaretto
1
to 2 tablespoons milk
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray. In food processor, place 1/3 cup of the almonds. Cover and process, using quick on-and-off motions, until almonds are ground. Chop remaining almonds; set aside.
  2. In 3-quart saucepan, melt chocolate and 1/3 cup butter over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth; remove from heat. Stir in ground almonds, flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, 2 tablespoons amaretto and the eggs. In pan, spread batter evenly.
  3. Bake 22 to 27 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  4. In medium bowl, mix all frosting ingredients until smooth and spreadable. Spread frosting over brownies. Sprinkle with chopped almonds. For brownies, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.
Makes 32 brownies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
*To toast almonds, place in shallow pan. Bake at 350°F for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.
Substitution
Use 1/4 teaspoon almond extract and 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice mixed with 1 tablespoon water for the 2 tablespoons amaretto in the brownies. Use 1/8 teaspoon almond extract and 1 1/2 teaspoons maraschino cherry juice mixed with 1 1/2 teaspoons water for the 1 tablespoon amaretto in the frosting.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Brownie)
  • Calories 160
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 80mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 18g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 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 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.