Yield
20 bars

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 5 ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly with a wire whisk, 12 to 15 minutes or until mixture reaches 160° and is slightly thickened. Remove from heat; divide mixture in half. Let cool 15 minutes.

Step 2

Add chocolate wafer crumbs, almonds, and coconut to half of butter mixture, stirring well. Press chocolate mixture firmly into an ungreased 9" square pan.

Step 3

Add graham cracker crumbs, crushed amaretti cookies, and chocolate mini-morsels to remaining mixture, stirring well. Press graham cracker mixture firmly over chocolate mixture in pan.

Step 4

Beat 1/4 cup butter at medium speed of an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add powdered sugar, beating until blended. Add milk and almond extract; beat until mixture is spreading consistency. Spread frosting over graham cracker layer. Cover and chill. Cut into 20 bars.

Step 5

Spoon melted chocolate into a zip-top plastic bag. Snip a tiny hole in one corner of bag, using scissors. Drizzle chocolate over frosted bars. Top each bar with an amarettini cookie.

Christmas with Southern Living 1995

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