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Almond Brownies

February 15, 2014Teresa

Chocolate lovers, you are going to LOVE these delightful Almond Brownies! These luscious, decadent, chocolaty brownies are filled and topped with sliced almonds providing the most spectacular taste. I love the ooey-gooeyness of the brownie coupled with the crunchiness from the almonds. It’s really awesome.

Years ago, my husband worked for the Baptist Convention of New England (early 1990s). The wives of staff members got together and wanted to put together a cookbook of our favorite recipes. That project never got completed. But I was the one responsible for collecting (and hounding) people for recipes.

A couple of years after we moved to Texas, I found an envelope of stuff in a box that I hadn’t sorted through when we moved. It was a bunch of these recipes. This one came from Nena Meimaris. Both Nena and her husband, Ignatius, came from Thessaloniki, Greece. They had been living in the states about 10-15 years by that time. They were a dear couple that we really enjoyed being with. Nena gave me several recipes.They included several Greek wedding cookie recipes and other side dish recipes that I treasure.

I have had “Almond Brownies” in my big 3-ring-binder for at least 15 years. I finally got around to trying it a week ago. I’m really sad that I waited so long. This recipe was really easy, and it was also incredibly delicious. It’s certainly one worth making often, especially if you enjoy chocolate like I do.

The problem is you can only make so many things at once! I try not to get stuck in cooking ruts, but I do every now and then. I made up a couple of batches of these cookies for the wedding of a friend John works with. Yum. Thankfully, these were shared with our co-worker’s wedding guests. Otherwise, I would have eaten more than my share. I was fortunate enough to have another sample today, though. 🙂

If you’re looking for a chocolate fix, or you just want a quick and easy (and scrumptious) brownie recipe, then give Almond Brownies a try sometime. I’m not sure if Nena got this recipe in Greece or here in the states. But it’s certainly a keeper. If you love chocolate and you love almonds, making this recipe is practically mandatory! I think you’ll agree that the taste of these sensational brownies is worth making again and again and again.

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Almond Brownies are sensational!

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The thick chocolate brownie layer is covered with almonds on top.

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Be warned! Almond Brownies are additive!

Here’s what I did.

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Place softened butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Mix with an electric mixer to combine.

(I was making two batches of these brownies so ingredients are twice what’s normal).

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Melt baking chocolate over low heat. Cool. Add to mixture in bowl and mix again.

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Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Also add almonds.

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Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.

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Spray a 9×13″ baking dish with cooking spray. Spread chocolate batter into pan and smooth the top. Sprinkle almonds over top.

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Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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To serve: Cut in squares and place on serving trays. Watch the Almond Brownies disappear!

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Almond Brownies are rich, dense, and have a lovely texture. Your family will rave over these brownies.

Here’s the recipe.

ALMOND BROWNIES

(Recipe adapted from Nena Meimaris, Baptist Convention of New England, now living in Thessaloniki, Greece)

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These luscious, decadent, chocolaty brownies are filled and topped with sliced almonds. They are spectacular in taste and in their irresistible, crunchy texture. Terrific for potlucks, tailgating parties or summer holiday fun like Memorial Day, Fourth of July or Labor Day.
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  1. Melt chocolate over low heat in small saucepan and set aside.
  2. Mix butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth.
  3. Add chocolate and mix again.
  4. Stir in flour and 1 cup of almonds until combined.
  5. Spray a 9x13” glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  6. Pour brownie mixture into prepared pan.
  7. Sprinkle remaining cup of almonds over top.
  8. Bake at 325° 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
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[b]Almond Brownies[/b]
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Nena Meimaris, Baptist Convention of New England, now living in Thessaloniki, Greece
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Serves: 24
Luscious, decadent, chocolaty brownies are filled and topped with sliced almonds providing the most spectacular taste.
Ingredients
  • 4-oz. Baker’s unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. real (not imitation) vanilla
  • 1 cup Gold Medal UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 2 cups chopped or sliced almonds, divided use
Instructions
  1. Melt chocolate over low heat in small saucepan and set aside.
  2. Mix butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth.
  3. Add chocolate and mix again.
  4. Stir in flour and 1 cup of almonds until combined.
  5. Spray a 9×13” glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  6. Pour brownie mixture into prepared pan.
  7. Sprinkle remaining cup of almonds over top.
  8. Bake at 325° 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
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Each bite of Almond Brownies is pleasing to the palate! 

Almond Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lush, decadent #brownies are filled with #almonds providing a crunchy texture that's irresistible. Terrific for #holidays like #MemorialDay, #FourthofJuly or #LaborDay. We also like them for potlucks & #tailgating parties. #Chocolate #dessert #ChocolateDessert #AlmondDessert #cookie

Don’t Almond Brownies look luscious?

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It’s really hard to stop at just one!

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4 Comments

  • Shannon McMillen

    September 20, 2020 at 11:03 am

    Are the almonds already roasted before adding to mixture or are they raw?

  • Brenda Shoemake

    May 19, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Oops. I just MADE these today. Sorry for the typo.

    1. Teresa

      May 19, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      Brenda, I’m SO glad you enjoyed them. I thought they were amazing, too! Enjoy.

  • Brenda Shoemake

    May 19, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    I just came these brownies today. They are fabulous! Probably my new favorite brownie recipe.

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