Chocolate Amaretto Bars
Posted by: Jerseygirl Tue, 26 Oct 2004, at 9:59 a.m.
A layer of chocolate fudge with a hint of amaretto rests upon a buttery crust.
Top it all off with a drizzling of chocolate and you've got dessert.
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup 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
1/4 cup amaretto liqueur or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 cups sliced almonds
1 (12-ounce) package NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided use
Chocolate Drizzle (optional, see below)
PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
FOR CRUST: BEAT flour, butter and 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, sugar, liqueur, butter and cornstarch 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 in pan on wire
FOR CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE:
PLACE remaining morsels in heavy-duty plastic bag. Microwave on HIGH (100%)
power for 30 to 45 seconds; knead. Microwave at 10 to 20-second intervals,
kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to drizzle over bars.
Refrigerate for few minutes to firm chocolate before cutting into bars.
Makes 2 1/2 dozen bars.