Chocolate Amaretto Bars
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Chocolate Amaretto Bars

The flavors of chocolate and amaretto are perfect complements for this bar cookie recipe.

30
bars
30 min
PREP TIME
2 hrs
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Crust

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

Filling

4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

3/4 cup light corn syrup

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup amaretto liqueur  

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter melted

1 tablespoon cornstarch

2 cups sliced almonds

1 (12-ounce) package (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips, reserve 1/3 cup

Drizzle

1/3 cup reserved semi-sweet chocolate chips

 

 *Substitute 1/2 teaspoon almond extract.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch baking pan. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Press dough into prepared pan. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine flour, 1 cup butter and brown sugar in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  4. STEP 4

    Beat sugar, corn syrup, liqueur, eggs, 2 tablespoons butter and cornstarch in medium bowl with wire whisk. Stir in almonds and 1 2/3 cups chocolate chips. Pour over hot, partially baked crust; spread evenly. Continue baking 25-30 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Place reserved 1/3 cup chocolate chips in heavy-duty resealable plastic food bag. Microwave 30-45 seconds or until chocolate chips begin to melt; knead. Continue microwaving, kneading every 10-20 seconds, until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to drizzle chocolate over bars. Refrigerate to firm chocolate before cutting into bars.

Tip #1

Recipe and photo courtesy of NESTLÉ® USA.

Nutrition

260Calories
14Fat (mg)
45Cholesterol (mg)
90Sodium (mg)
33Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
4Protein (g)

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