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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

Ingredients

  • 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
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds

Directions

  • 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.
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