Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 cup butter, plus 1 tbsp. softened and divided
  • 34 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 12 teaspoon almond extract
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 12 cups all-purpose flour
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 34 cup chopped almonds, toasted


  1. Cream 3/4 cup butter and sugar; beat in egg yolk and extracts, mixing well.
  2. Blend in flour and salt.
  3. Spread dough evenly onto bottom of ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  4. Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Melt chocolate in double boiler over simmering water.
  6. Remove from heat and add remaining 1 tablespoon butter.
  7. Beat until chocolate is glossy.
  8. Spread over baked crust and sprinkle with almonds.
  9. Cool to allow chocolate to set.
  10. Cut into bars.
Most Helpful

These are fabulous bars...really fantastic! I used a whole egg, and I added 1 t. baking powder to the base mixture. Also, to simplify things, when the base layer came out of the oven, I sprinkled the 2 c. of chocolate chips over it while it was hot, waited about 3 minutes, and then spread them evenly with a butter knife once they'd melted. Then sprinkled with chopped toasted almonds. At first I thought the almond extract in the mix didn't taste quite right, but once the bars cooled the taste was excellent! Everyone who sampled these thought they ROCKED. I kept them in the fridge. Would most certainly make these again!!

vrvrvr July 16, 2011