Chocolate Amaretto Bars

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 38 min
Cooling Time: 20 min
Yields: 30 bars (2 1/2 dozen)

Description

Chocolate Amaretto Bars feature a delicious layer of chocolate fudge with a hint of amaretto on a buttery crust. Top it all off with a drizzling of chocolate and you've got an amazing dessert.

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-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE (recipe follows)

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

FOR CRUST:
BEAT
flour, butter and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until crumbly. Press into prepared baking pan.

BAKE for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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.

BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

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.

Sweet and Sophisticated

by S. Stacy , Virginia Beach, VA on Oct. 2008

Easy to make and very sweet and delicious. Makes a beautiful, sophisticated presentation.

Yummy Chocolate Amaretto Bar

by p. patricia , Lufkin, TX on Aug. 2008

This was so easy to make and soo good.I make this for my mother who love Amaretto.With one bit she said that this is Incredible good.She got the recipe and went home to put this in her recipe box.I definatey will be making this again Thank You.

Oh so good

by E. Evonne , Fraser, MI on Feb. 2007

These amaretto bars were a hit at the bake sale.

Good to have

by M. MICHELLE , TWIN FALLS, ID on Feb. 2007

These are good and chocolatey bars. For me they were nothing out of the ordinary as I have another similar recipe, but if you have nothing like them in your recipe box, add this to it. They are easy and quick to make.

yummy

by L. Leslie , QUAKERTOWN, PA on Jan. 2007

Wow, so good and easy to make. Makes a lovely presentation too!

Chocolate Amaretto Bars

by E. Elvira , ROCHESTER, NY on Nov. 2006

Great hit with company. Easy to make and great to add other flavors with for variety. I like desserts that are not messy when having large groups and serving buffet style.

Awesome

by V. Vicky , TREGO, MT on Sep. 2006

I served these at our ladies meeting last week, everyone said they were awesome and wanted the recipe.

Chocolate Amaretto Bars

by K. Kirsten , SHERWOOD, OR on Jul. 2006

This recipe is so surprisingly simple to make (just looks like you spent hours in the kitchen making them), and the end result received so many compliments that it has now become a family and friends special treat.

Great Sale Item

by L. Lou , MIAMI, FL on Jun. 2006

I recently made this item as a try me treat. It went over very well and has become a good sale item. For those who like the extra liquor taste, add additional liquor as others have suggested. It adds a more delicate flavor.

Chocolate Amaretto Bars

by S. Sharon , Rio, IL on May. 2006

I made this for a family dinner and everyone loved it! It was very easy to make.