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Amaretto Brownies


I am posting this recipe because others really liked it. I’m not a huge Amaretto fan (not a big fan of the taste…makes me think of marzipan!) but I baked these for “A” night and they got good reviews. So if you DO like Amaretto, you will probably like these and they’re super easy to make.

Amaretto Brownies

2/3 cup slivered almonds – toasted (optional)
8 oz. semisweet baking chocolate
1/3 cup butter
1 1/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp Amaretto
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs

  • Heat oven to 350°. Grease 13x9x2 pan.
  • Put 1/3 cup almonds in a food processor. Cover and process on and off until ground. Chop remaining almonds and set aside (I did not add the slivered almonds to my brownies).
  • Melt chocolate and butter in 3 quart saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in remaining almonds, flour, sugar, Amaretto, baking powder, salt, and eggs.
  • Spread batter in the pan and bake 22-27 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool completely.
  • Frost with Amaretto Frosting and sprinkle with chopped almonds if desired.
  • Cut as desired.

Amaretto Frosting

2 cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp butter – softened
1 tbsp Amaretto
1 or 2 tbsp milk

  • Mix all ingredients until smooth.
  • Spread evenly over brownies.

Enjoy 🙂

(recipe from Betty Crocker Cookie Cookbook)


Half & Half Cupcakes


Sorry for the lack of posts lately! Work has been super busy as my school is going through re-accreditation and we recently had a family vacation to Florida (at least that part was fun!). But now I’m back and can get back on track! 🙂

This is a super easy recipe that I found on pinterest. The options are endless and you can mix and match so many different types of brownie or cake mixes! I chose to try the combo in the recipe; brownie batter topped with strawberry cake. It was yummy, but not as delicious as I had expected. I will use a different flavor combo next time that I want to bake “half & half cupcakes” as I have dubbed them 😉

Half & Half Cupcakes

2 different boxes of baking mixes (for this one I used 1 box brownie mix and 1 box strawberry cake mix)

Preheat oven to 350°.
Mix each box separately and add the required ingredients.
If you’re using brownie batter, add this to your cupcake liners first. Fill about 1/3 full.
Spoon the cake batter over the brownie batter (or other cake batter), filling about 2/3 full.
Bake until tops are golden brown, about 20 minutes.

I brought them to school for Valentine’s Day…the girls and I called them Pinkalicious Cupcakes! Enjoy – and if you decide to bake these, please leave a comment on which flavors/types of mix you used! 🙂