Dark Chocolate & Almond Brownies

I can’t leave the different flavors of Scharffen Berger chocolate alone.  I’m already addicted to the dark, the milk, the semi-sweet.  But then, they had to go and put almonds in some of their bars.

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I had to make brownies out of them.

However, the almonds are packed into their milk chocolate bar, and I crave dark chocolate in my brownies.  What to do? I added dark chocolate chunks.  That resulted in gooey bites of rich chocolate, perfect for brownies.

I love the consistency of these brownies – fudgy, rich, not at all cakelike.  The bites of almond are welcome and offer a great flavor. The top gets that delicious crust.  What more could you ask for in a brownie?

Nothing.

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Dark Chocolate & Almond Brownies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Yield: 16-20 Brownies

Ingredients

  • 10 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 ounce Milk Chocolate & Almond ScharffenBerger Bar
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (I used Scharffen Berger)
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup dark chocolate chunks (I used Scharffen Berger)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Prepare 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper long enough to hang over on two sides, making it easier to remove from pan once baked. Spray pan and paper.
  2. In small saucepot over medium heat, or in the microwave, melt chocolate bar and butter until smooth. Allow to cool slightly.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat eggs and vanilla with the sugar. Slowly add in chocolate mixture until well combined.
  4. In small bowl, sift together cocoa, salt and flour. Add mixture to rest of batter. Do not overmix. Stir in chocolate chunks.
  5. Pour batter into prepared baking pan.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes, or until brownies are set in center. Remove from oven. Allow to cool, serve and enjoy!
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Comments

  1. These sound fabulous!!

  2. You know what…as much as I adore you, I am very glad I don’t live too close to you right now. I have enough issues with my weight and your talent in the kitchen would be way to tempting.

    Those look absolutely delish!

  3. WOW. I absolutely love brownies, but I rarely make them from scratch, because they never turn out as chewy and fudgy as the store-bought-box-mix variety. These look fantastic, though! I think a brownie should never be dry or cakey. I do feel a little sheepish at admitting that I have never tried the Scharffen Berger chocolate. I’m sure I will feel better about myself as soon as I find it.

    By the way, good luck with the site. It sounds like a lot of frustration. Your blog is beautiful and you have lots of mouth-watering recipes and photos!

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