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Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

These wonderful grown-up tasting brownies are a great addition to holiday cookie baskets. The Amaretto (what did you *think* they were spiked with????) adds a great flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350º and grease rectangular pan, 13 × 9 × 2 inches.
  2. Put 1/3 cup of the almonds in food processor.
  3. Cover and process, using"pulse" button, util almonds are ground; set aside.
  4. Chop remaining 1/3 cup almonds; reserve.
  5. Melt chocolate and butter in 3-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently; remove from heat.
  6. Stir in ground almonds and remaining ingredients in brownie list.
  7. Spread in pan.
  8. Bake 22 to 27 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Cool completely.
  10. Prepare Amaretto Frosting by mixing all ingredients in frosting list until smooth.
  11. Spread frosting on brownies.
  12. Sprinkle with reserved chopped almonds.
  13. Cut into about 3 × 1-inch bars.