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Chocolate Amaretto Bars

Chocolate Amaretto BarsA 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.

Recipe Ingredients:

Crust:
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, cut into pieces, softened
1/3 cup packed brown sugar

Filling:
4 large eggs
3/4 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup amaretto liqueur or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups sliced almonds
2 cups (12 ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels - divided use
Chocolate Drizzle (recipe follows)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  2. For Crust: Beat flour, butter and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until crumbly. Press into prepared baking pan.
  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. For Filling: Beat eggs, corn syrup, granulated sugar, butter, cornstarch and liqueur in medium bowl with wire whisk. Stir in almonds and 1 2/3 cups morsels. Pour over hot crust; spread evenly.
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  6. For Chocolate Drizzle: Place remaining 1/3 cup morsels in heavy-duty plastic bag. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 30 to 45 seconds; knead. Microwave at 10 to 15-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to drizzle over bars. Refrigerate for a few minutes to firm chocolate before cutting into bars.

Makes 30 bars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/30 of recipe): Calories: 250 Calories from Fat: 110 Total Fat: 12 g Saturated Fat: 6 g Cholesterol: 40 mg Sodium: 60 mg Carbohydrates: 30 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 20 g Protein: 4 g

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.