Amaretti Triple Decker Bars
Posted by: Jerseygirl Mon, 28 Jun 2004, at 6:23 a.m.
Graham crackers, chocolate wafers, and white frosting provide three layers of
color and flavor.
1 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
3/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted and chopped
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup finely crushed amaretti cookies
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate mini-morsels
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 3/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 (1-ounce) square semisweet chocolate, melted
20 amarettini cookies (miniature amaretti cookies)
Combine first 5 ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat,
stirring constantly with a wire whisk, 12 to 15 minutes or until mixture reaches
160° and is slightly thickened. Remove from heat; divide mixture in half. Let
cool 15 minutes.
Add chocolate wafer crumbs, almonds, and coconut to half of butter mixture,
stirring well. Press chocolate mixture firmly into an ungreased 9" square pan.
Add graham cracker crumbs, crushed amaretti cookies, and chocolate mini-morsels
to remaining mixture, stirring well. Press graham cracker mixture firmly over
chocolate mixture in pan.
Beat 1/4 cup butter at medium speed of an electric mixer until creamy; gradually
add powdered sugar, beating until blended. Add milk and almond extract; beat
until mixture is spreading consistency. Spread frosting over graham cracker
layer. Cover and chill. Cut into 20 bars.
Spoon melted chocolate into a zip-top plastic bag. Snip a tiny hole in one
corner of bag, using scissors. Drizzle chocolate over frosted bars. Top each bar
with an amarettini cookie.
Yield: 20 bars