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Almond Macaroon Brownies

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Servings: 16
Categories: Brownies / Chocolate / Desserts

3  ounces  cream cheese, softened
6  tablespoons  butter or margarine
3/4  cup  sugar
3    eggs
1/2  cup  flour, all-purpose
1  tablespoon  flour, all-purpose
1 2/3  cups  coconut flakes
1  cup  almonds, whole
6    semisweet chocolate square
1/2  teaspoon  vanilla extract
1/2  teaspoon  baking powder
1/4  teaspoon  salt

Beat cream cheese and 2 tbls. margarine until softened; beat in 1/4 cup sugar. Stir in 1 egg, 1 tbls flour and coconut. Chop the almonds, reserving 16 almonds for garnish. Stir in 1/3 of the chopped almonds. Set aside. Stir 5 squares chocolate and the remaining margarine over low heat until melted. Remove from heat; stir in 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla. Beat in 2 eggs. Stir in 1/2 cup flour, baking powder and salt. Add remaining chopped almonds. Spread chocolate batter in a greased 8x8 square pan. Spread cheese batter on top. Garnish with the whole almonds. Bake at 350~ for 40 minutes or until center is done.(don't overbake!) Melt the remaining chocolate, drizzle over brownies. Cool in pan. Cut into bars.

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