Chocolate Amaretto Bars feature a delicious layer of chocolate fudge with a hint of amaretto on a buttery crust. Top it all off with a drizzling of chocolate and you've got an amazing dessert.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, cut into pieces, softened
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 3/4 cup light corn syrup
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/4 cup amaretto liqueur or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 cups sliced almonds
- 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
- CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE (recipe follows)
PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
BEAT flour, butter and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until crumbly. Press into prepared baking pan.
BAKE for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
BEAT eggs, corn syrup, granulated sugar, butter, cornstarch and liqueur in medium bowl with wire whisk. Stir in almonds and 1 2/3 cups morsels. Pour over hot crust; spread evenly.
BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
FOR CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE:
PLACE remaining 1/3 cup morsels in heavy-duty plastic bag. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 30 to 45 seconds; knead. Microwave at 10- to 15-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to drizzle over bars. Refrigerate for a few minutes to firm chocolate before cutting into bars.
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Chocolate Amaretto Bars
This recipe is so surprisingly simple to make (just looks like you spent hours in the kitchen making them), and the end result received so many compliments that it has now become a family and friends special treat.
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