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Almond Brownies

Chocolate and almonds for Almond Brownies

Almond Brownies are a bit of an indulgence but still reduced in fat with no loss of sweet chocolate flavor.

Ingredients

2/3 cup blanched whole almonds, toasted
1 8-ounce package semisweet baking chocolate
1/3 cup reduced-calorie margarine
1-1/4 cup flour
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons amaretto
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup egg substitute

Directions

Heat oven to 350-degrees. Spray a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Place 1/3-cup almonds in food processor or blender. Cover and pulse-blend until almonds are ground. Coarsely chop remaining 1/3-cup almonds and set aside.

Melt chocolate and butter in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in ground almonds and remaining ingredients. Spread batter into pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.

Prepare frosting and spread over brownies. Sprinkle with chopped almonds and cut into 3 x 1-inch bars.

Almond Frosting

2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons reduced-calorie margarine
1 tablespoon amaretto
1 tablespoon milk (can add more if needed for correct consistency)

Mix all ingredients together until smooth and spread over cooled brownies before slicing.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 36 bars.
Serving size: 1 bar
Calories: 130; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 20mg; Sodium: 70mg; Carbohydrates: 19g Protein: 2g; Fiber: trace

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