Chocolate Amaretto Bars

Chocolate Amaretto Bars
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The flavors of chocolate and amaretto are perfect complements for this bar cookie recipe.
30 min
Prep Time
2:00
Total Time
30 bars

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.

Directions

  1. Press dough into prepared pan. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch baking pan. Set aside.
  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. 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 morsels. Pour over hot, partially baked crust; spread evenly. Continue baking for 25 to 30 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely.
  5. Place reserved 1/3 cup chocolate morsels in heavy-duty resealable plastic food bag. Microwave on HIGH until morsels begin to melt (30 to 45 seconds); knead. Continue microwaving, kneading every 10 to 20 seconds, until smooth (1 to 2 minutes). Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to drizzle chocolate over bars. Refrigerate to firm chocolate before cutting into bars.

Recipe Tips

Recipe and photo courtesy of NESTLÉ® USA.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

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

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