Wilton Amaretto Flourless Chocolate BarsBack to category
Wilton Amaretto Flourless Chocolate Bars
Try this sweet treat during the holidays. Bring to your next cookie exchange and spread Christmas cheer. (Oh and PS - it brings cheer any other time of the year, too.)
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- Time:about an hour
1Prepare batter: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 8" square pan with foil, letting sides hang over edges of pan. Prepare with vegetable pan spray. Chop 8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate coarsely. In metal or heat-resistant glass bowl, combine 8 oz. of the chopped chocolate, 1-1/2 sticks of unsalted butter (cut it into chunks first), 3/4 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup cocoa powder. Place over saucepan of boiling water on low heat. Stir constantly until mixture is smooth and evenly melted. Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 cup of the amaretto. Add four eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Pour batter into prepared pan.
2Bake chocolate bars: Bake 27-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out nearly clean (a crumb or two is okay). Cool in pan on cooling grid 30 minutes. Refrigerate at least 4 hours.
3Make ganache: Combine 4 oz. chopped chocolate and 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream in microwave-safe container. Microwave at half (50%) power 1 minute; stir. Microwave on 50% power in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until chocolate is almost melted. Stir thoroughly until mixture is smooth. Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons amaretto.
4Final preparation: Lift chocolate bar from pan using foil; remove foil and place on serving plate. Pour ganache over chocolate bar top. Toast 1/4 cup almonds, then chop them up. Sprinkle bars with these chopped almonds. Refrigerate until set or ready to serve. Cut. Note: project time does not include the baking and cooling times indicated in this recipe.
Makes about 2 dozen bars.