Almond Macaroon Brownie Bars

This great baked dessert uses a brownie mix for making traditional almond, coconut brownie bars.

Yield

2 dozen brownies

Brownie Ingredients

1 (1 pound 2.4 ounce) box Betty Crocker® Original Supreme Premium
brownie mix
water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box (for cakelike
brownies)

Filling Ingredients

3 cups flaked coconut
1 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)

Drizzle Ingredients

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with Pan Release or baking spray with flour. Make brownie batter as directed on brownie mix box for cakelike brownies. Spread batter in pan.

Bake for 26 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean.

Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix filling ingredients. Remove brownies from oven. Carefully spoon and spread filling evenly over brownies.

Bake 15 minutes longer (filling will not brown). Cool completely, about 1 hour.

In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and 1/2 teaspoon oil on HIGH 30 to 40 seconds, stirring every 10 seconds, until chips are melted. Spoon into resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut small tip from corner of bag; drizzle chocolate over filling. For bars, cut 8 rows by 6 rows.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 45 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour

Nutritional Information

1 Serving (1 Brownie): Calories 280 (Calories from Fat 130), Total Fat 14 g (Saturated Fat 8 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 15 mg; Sodium 100 mg; Total Carbohydrate 32 g (Dietary Fiber 3 g, Sugars 24 g), Protein 4 g; Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 2

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