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

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

20 mins
30 mins at 350°
Max Servings:


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bake in a 350° 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.

Toasting Nuts

Place nuts on a shallow baking pan. Bake in a 350° 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

175 calories; total fat 10g; saturated fat 5g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 4g; cholesterol 37mg; sodium 82mg; potassium 96mg; carbohydrates 20g; fiber 1g; sugar 14g; protein 3g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 192IU; vitamin cmg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 16mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 28mg; iron 1mg.