Coconut and Almond Brownies

  • Yield 16 servings

Chocolate brownies are layered with a cream cheese and coconut mixture then topped with crunchy almonds.

Ingredients

1 cup whole almonds
2 tablespoons butter, softened
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 -- egg, beaten
1 tablespoon flour
1 2/3 cups flaked coconut
5 ounces semisweet chocolate
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 -- eggs, beaten
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 ounce semisweet chocolate, melted

Instructions

  1. Reserve 16 whole almonds.  Chop remaining almonds.
  2. Cream 2 tablespoons butter and cream cheese in mixer bowl until light and fluffy.  Beat in 1/4 cup sugar.  Stir in 1 egg, 1 tablespoon flour and coconut.  Add 1/3 cup chopped almonds; mix well.
  3. Combine 5 ounces chocolate and 1/4 cup butter in saucepan.  Cook over low heat until smooth, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla.  Add 2 eggs; mix well.  Stir in 1/2 cup flour, baking powder and salt.  Add remiaing chopped almonds; mix well.
  5. Spread chocolate mixture in greased 8×8-inch baking pan.  Top with cream cheese mixture.  Sprinkle with reserved almonds.
  6. Bake at 350F for 40 minutes or until edges pull from sides of pan.  Drizzle with 1 ounce melted chocolate.
  7. Cool in pan.  Cut into squares.

Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Wheeling’s The Best of Wheeling (Wheeling, West Virginia, 1994).

 

 

Comments

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 266 other followers