These are awesome! They are made with a cake mix and embellished with almond paste. Found on odense.com.
- Preheat oven to 325º and grease and flour a 9x13" baking pan.
- Grate the chilled almond paste into medium bowl, using the large hole side of a grater.
- Add the brownie mix and the chocolate chips to the almond paste.
- Mix with fingertips to make sure almond paste is not stuck together and is well mixed with the brownie mix and chips.
- Beat the eggs, oil and water called for on brownie box in separate bowl.
- Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with spoon until well mixed.
- Spread prepared batter into prepared pan and bake according to time listed on box, adding 2-3 minutes.
- Garnish with toasted almonds, if using.
- Cool on wire rack.
- Serve warm with chocolate almond chip ice cream and chocolate syrup for a real down home dessert.
WOW, who knew that a little can of almond paste could make such an impact. These brownies are simply amazing. I made these in a nifty little square cupcake pan that I bought recently and baked them for about 33 minutes.
Wow, are these ever delicious! I baked them 46 minutes and they were very fudgey. DH declares them the best brownies ever! Odense's website definitely has some amazing recipes. I used Ghirardelli double chocolate brownie mix, which has chocolate chips in the box, so I skipped adding them. The box calls for 1/2 cup water and 2/3 cup oil (I subbed half of that as applesauce). It is probably more accurate to have the ingredient list say "water (which is currently missing from the ingredients) and oil per box instructions". These are definitely good with ice cream, but the delicate almond flavor gets a little overpowered. We prefer them plain, so you can taste the pure unadulterated goodness that they are!