Almond Paste Brownies

Sweet Almond Paste Filled Fudge Brownies

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounces almond paste (not almond pastry filling)

Preheat the oven to 325, and line an 8x8 inch baking dish with parchment paper.

In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium low heat.  Stir in the chocolate chips and sugar until melted and smooth, then remove from the heat.  Stir in the cocoa powder, salt and vanilla.  Add the eggs, and beat until smooth, then stir in the flour just until combined.

Spread half the brownie batter into the baking dish.  Spread chunks of the almond paste evenly over the batter (or, you can even roll it out between two sheets of wax paper to 8x8 inches, and then place on top of the batter).  Spread the rest of the brownie batter over the almond paste.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the brownies are slightly puffed and set; do not overbake.  They will still be very gooey while warm, so cool completely before cutting into squares.

Yields 9-16 brownies

Recipe from Curly Girl Kitchen