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Almond Macaroon Brownies Recipe

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. YIELD: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.