Macadamia Chocolate Bars
1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
1/2 c. sugar
3 T. milk
1 t. almond extract
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
pinch of salt
1 c. macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
10 oz. milk or semi-sweet chocolate bars
Directions:Preheat oven to 350. Grease 13x9 in. baking pan.
Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the milk and almond extract. Sift in the flour and salt and form into a dough. Add half of the macadmia nuts and mix well. Spread into the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 min. or until lightly browned around the edges.
As soon as it is out of the oven, cover with the chocolate bars, then return to the oven for 2 min. Once out of the oven leave for 1 min. to let the chocolate melt. Once melted spread the chocolate evenly over the baked dough. Scatter over the remaining nuts and leave to cool completely. Cut into 21 bars. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.