Almond-Fudge Brownies

Candy-coated semisweet chocolate pieces that bake on top of the brownies spare you the need for frosting.


  • Nonstick spray coating
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, cut up
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 slightly beaten eggs
  • 1 slightly beaten egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup candy-coated semisweet chocolate pieces


  1. Spray only the bottom of a 2-quart square baking dish with nonstick coating.
  2. Combine flour, almonds, and baking powder; set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan heat and stir butter and unsweetened chocolate over medium heat until melted.
  4. Stir in sugar, beaten whole eggs, beaten egg yolk and vanilla extract. Beat by hand until just combined. Stir into flour mixture.
  5. Spread mixture into prepared baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle with candy-coated pieces.
  7. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 30 minutes.
  8. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
  9. Cut into squares.