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


  • 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
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup chopped almonds
  • 16 whole almonds
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate, melted


  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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Kimlonglovestocook User ID: 8457107 229983
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2015

"This recipe is so horrible the instructions aren't clear you made me not want to cook anything ever again i wasted all my chocolate and butter so thanks"

cindiak User ID: 221828 117587
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

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

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