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Almond Brownies

With a perfect creamy frosting and just a touch of almond flavor, these easy-to-make brownies really are something special. Keep a can of chocolate syrup on hand for this delectable treat! —Didi Desjardins, Dartmouth, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in chocolate syrup and extract. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture.
  • Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (brownies may appear moist). Cool on a wire rack.
  • For frosting, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and 1 cup whipped topping; stir until smooth. Cool. Fold in extract and remaining whipped topping. Spread over cooled brownies. Sprinkle with almonds. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 149 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 67mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.
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  • pajamaangel
    Nov 5, 2015


  • nancye49
    Mar 20, 2014

    Really good. My oldest grandson thought there should be more almond. But I thought the taste was just right. Will make again.

  • BakerMU
    Mar 12, 2013

    These were delicious - will make again!

  • cherrylady
    Sep 1, 2012

    Did NOT like the frosting made with whipped topping! It is gummy and strange. Everyone here was disappointed because they love my normal brownie recipe. We scraped the frosting off and ate the brownies.

  • Mrs.Type1
    May 15, 2012

    21g of Carbs for a single brownie does not make this a diabetic friendly snack and stating that it is can be dangerous!

  • ninnypooh
    Feb 7, 2012

    My daughter and I did not like these at all. They went right into the trash. Too much almond and too bitter.

  • Kamal
    Dec 1, 2011

    although these brownies sound really good, 4gm of saturated fat definitely does not define them as low fat. It would be good if they could be an alternative to the ingrediences. Also very high in cholesterol.

  • babbsnr
    Jun 24, 2011

    Good Grief!! You people that are on diets or restrictive diets, stay away from the dessert section. I am really tired of hearing you gripe about the calorie content. Just make them and eat them and shut-up and let the rest of us enjoy them.

  • kholl1957
    Jan 22, 2011

    This is a great recipe; however, I found this recipe doing a search for DIABETIC recipes. This hardly qualifies as a diabetic recipe; it's loaded with sugar and carbs. And it's really not lo-calorie, either. 36 servings from a 9 x 13 pan? Seriously? Who eats a dessert that small? These numbers are artificially smaller than what the average person eats. Again, it's a great recipe, just not for dieters or diabetics.

  • AngryGood
    Jul 12, 2010

    Wrong-o, Mcallis! The sugar would be LESS than 21 grams. Carbohydrates can also be fiber and starch. I doubt there would be any fiber at all in here, although I do not doubt that there would be plenty of starches from the all-purpose flour.By the way mw68, it doesn't matter if you make things "lighter" or "sugar-free"- these are still empty calories.