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Chocolate Almond Brownies

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Ingredients
  Shortening 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Chocolate 2 Ounce (unsweetened)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  All purpose flour 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Egg 2
  Almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Almond paste/Semisweet chocolate chips 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
Directions

1. Place shortening and chocolate in baking dish, 8x8x2 inches. Microwave uncovered on medium-high (70%) until melted, 3 to 4 minutes.
2. Stir in remaining ingredients except almond paste. Mix in almond paste. Spread batter evenly. Elevate baking dish on inverted dinner plate in microwave. Microwave uncovered on medium (50%) 4 minutes; rotate baking dish 1/4 turn. Microwave, rotating dish 1/4 turn every 2 minutes, until wooden pick inserted about 1 inch from center comes out clean, 4 to 8 minutes longer. Let cool on heatproof surface (do not use rack). Cut into bars, about 2 x 1 1/4 inches.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Microwaving
Ingredient: 
Almond

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