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Delicious Amaretto Brownies

This easy brownie recipe won't leave you feeling full. Instead, you'll love that these Delicious Amaretto Brownies are a light alternative. No need for an immediate trip to the gym!

Notes

If using almond extract instead of amaretto, increase water in brownies to 1/2 cup; use almond extract and 2 tablespoons milk in filling.


To toast almonds:



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

     

  2. Spread almonds on cookie sheet.

     

  3. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown.

     

  4. Or, spread in thin layer in microwave-safe pie pan.

     

  5. Microwave on HIGH for 3 to 4 minutes or until light golden brown.

Cooking Time30 min

Ingredients

  • 21 1/2 ounces package Fudge Brownie Mix
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons amaretto or 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup chopped almonds or l/2 cup fresh cherries, chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) package light cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar substitute
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons Amaretto or 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup evaporated skim milk
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • Red glace cherries, for topping

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 13x9-inch pan.
     
  2. Combine all brownie ingredients (except cream cheese).
     
  3. Beat 50 strokes by hand. Spread batter in greased pan.
  4. Bake for 26 to 33 minutes or until set. Do not overbake. Let cool completely.
     
  5. In small bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar at medium speed until smooth. Add melted chocolate chips and 2 to 3 tablespoons amaretto; beat until well blended.
     
  6. Spread filling mixture over top of cooled brownies. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until firm.
     
  7. In small saucepan over low heat, melt l/2 cup chocolate chips and evaporated skim milk, stirring constantly until smooth. Carefully spread evenly over chilled filling. Sprinkle with sliced almonds; garnish with candied cherries.
     
  8. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until set; cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.  

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