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Chocolate Amaretto Bars

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.

Chocolate Amaretto Bars
  • Prep Time
  • Cooking Time
  • Skill Level
    Intermediate
  • Makes
    30
    bars (2 1/2 dozen)
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Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine
  • 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
  • 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
  • CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE (recipe follows):

Instructions

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.