Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Almond-Macaroon Brownies

This dessert makes a great Christmas treat!

Almond-Macaroon Brownies


6 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup chopped almonds


1 – 3 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 cup flaked coconut
1/3 cup chopped almonds
16 whole almonds
1 oz. semisweet chocolate, melted


~Preheat oven at 350°.

~In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Add flour and chopped almonds. Spread into a greased 8″ square baking pan.

~In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, egg, and flour until smooth. Stir in coconut and chopped almonds. Spread over brownie layer. Evenly place whole almonds over the top.

~Bake 35 to 40 minutes or (until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs). Do not over-bake. Cool on a wire rack.

~Drizzle with melted chocolate.

~Makes 16 brownies.

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