Chocolate Almond Bars
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1 1/2 cups
Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
2/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup cold butter
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
1 (14 oz.) can
Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 large egg
2 cups almonds, toasted and chopped
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
HEAT oven to 350°F. Combine flour and sugar in small bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press onto bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
BAKE 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
MELT 1 cup chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk in medium saucepan. Cool slightly. Beat in egg. Stir in almonds and almond extract. Spread over partially baked crust.
BAKE an additional 25 minutes or until set. Cool.
MELT remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips with shortening in small saucepan. Drizzle over bars. Chill 10 minutes or until set. Cut into bars.
*To toast nuts: Place nuts in dry nonstick skillet. Cook over medium heat, shaking pan until nuts are lightly browned.