Marble Fudge Brownies
3/4 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy;
beat in eggs just until blended. Mix in vanilla.
Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt; stir
into creamed mixture.
Spoon HALF of the batter into another bowl.
1 tbsp. instant coffee crystals
1 tbsp. water
2 (1 oz.) sqs. unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
Dissolve coffee crystals in the water; stir coffee and
melted chocolate into remaining batter. Drop chocolate
mixture from tablespoon checkerboard fashion into greased 13
x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Fill in spaces with light
batter.1/2 c. milk chocolate pieces
1/4 c. finely chopped almonds, toasted
Swirl with spatula to marble; do not over mix. Bake at 350
degrees for 22 to 25 minutes. Immediately sprinkle milk
chocolate pieces over top. Let stand 2 to 3 minutes to melt;
spread chocolate evenly over brownies. Sprinkle with
almonds. Cool; cut into bars. Makes 32.