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Scandinavian Brownies

Scandinavian Brownies

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  • Makes: 16 to 24 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Bake 30 mins

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These ultrarich, nutty bars are a great addition to your brownie repertoire.

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2/3 cup butter, cut in pieces
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole almonds, toasted and ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Line an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with foil, leaving 1 inch of foil hanging over edges. Coat with cooking spray; set aside. In a large microwave-safe mixing bowl combine the chocolate, butter and the water. Microwave, uncovered, on 100% power (high) for 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds. Remove and stir until smooth.
  2. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar; stir to combine. Add eggs and vanilla; stir to combine. Stir in flour, ground almonds, cardamom and salt until smooth. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in a 350 degrees oven for 30 minutes or until edges are set and start to pull away from the sides of the pan. Cool brownies in pan on a wire rack. Use foil to lift uncut brownie from pan; remove foil. If desired, lay a snowflake stencil over brownies. Sift powdered sugar over stencil. Carefully remove the stencil. Cut into squares to serve.

Tip

  • Toasting Nuts Place nuts on a shallow baking pan. Bake in a 350 degrees oven for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring once or twice, until aromatic. Cool. In a blender or food processor, grind the nuts using several on/off pulses, being careful not to overprocess them.

Nutrition Facts

(Scandinavian Brownies)

Servings Per Recipe 16, calcium (mg) 28, pro. (g) 3, iron (mg) 1, vit. A (IU) 192, cal. (kcal) 175, sodium (mg) 82, Potassium (mg) 96, sugar (g) 14, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, fiber (g) 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Monounsaturated fat (g) 4, Folate (µg) 16, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, sat. fat (g) 5, Riboflavin (mg) 0, carb. (g) 20, Niacin (mg) 1, Fat, total (g) 10, vit. C (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 37, Thiamin (mg) 0

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