Almond Macaroon Brownies Recipe

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Even when we were in the middle of remodeling our old farmhouse, I made time to bake at least three times a week. This is a little fancier brownie that's great for guests. —Jayme Goffin, Crown Point, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup chopped almonds
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup chopped almonds
  • 16 whole almonds
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate, melted

Directions

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Add flour and chopped almonds. Spread into a greased 8-in. square baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, egg and flour until smooth. Stir in coconut and chopped almonds. Spread over brownie layer. Evenly place whole almonds over topping.
  3. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Yield: 16 brownies.
Originally published as Almond Macaroon Brownies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p226

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

These brownies were great. I drizzled a little melted chocolate across the top after they cooled.

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