Wilton Amaretto Flourless Chocolate Bars

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by Wilton Design Team

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.)

Make your own, snap a picture and share using #ACMooreInspired.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:about an hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Prepare 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.
  • 2
    Bake 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.
  • 3
    Make 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.
  • 4
    Final 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.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:about an hour

Project Supplies

  • •Wilton Recipe Right 8" Square Brownie Pan
  • •Semi-Sweet Chocolate, Unsalted Butter, Granulated Sugar, Cocoa Powder, Amaretto Liqueur, Eggs, Heavy Whipping Cream, Whole Almonds & Non-Stick Vegetable Pan Spray
  • •Measuring Cups, Measuring Spoons, Aluminum Foil, Metal or Heat-Resistant Glass Bowl, Saucepan, Rubber or Silicone Spatula, Toothpick, Microwave-Safe Container, Serving Plates & Sharp Knife