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Fudge-Topped Shortbread

"'This combination of buttery shortbread and sweet chocolate is wonderful,' promises Valarie Wheeler of DeWitt, Michigan. 'Whenever I make it, there are nothing but crumbs left,' she adds. Be sure to cut these into small squares because they're very rich."
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35 m servings
Original recipe yields 24 servings

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar and salt until fluffy. Gradually beat in flour. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 16-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine condensed milk and chocolate chips. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes or until chips are melted; stir until smooth. Stir in extract. Spread over the shortbread. Sprinkle with almonds and press down. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares.

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Superb taste and texture. Very, very rich- I cut these into tiny squares. I used fat-free sweetened condensed milk and it was wonderful. I'm making these for a crowd, so I omitted the nuts an...

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I made it exactly as is. It tasted alright, but the top separates from the shortbread bottom. Although it tasted alright, I won't make this again because it just wouldn't stay together.

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Superb taste and texture. Very, very rich- I cut these into tiny squares. I used fat-free sweetened condensed milk and it was wonderful. I'm making these for a crowd, so I omitted the nuts an...

I have made this many times and it always turns out perfect and taste great! I have tried it with margarine instead of butter - it worked but I would use butter. Its a great square for bake sa...

I made it exactly as is. It tasted alright, but the top separates from the shortbread bottom. Although it tasted alright, I won't make this again because it just wouldn't stay together.

I have been making this same recipe for years and it's my favorite. I get request at work all the time to make these. I don't use the almond flavoring or almonds on top anymore-people preferred ...

Hmm, this tastes good, but - the cookie dough barely covers the bottom of a 9x13 pan, which the recipe calls for - so you get a very thin cookie layer - I followed the recipe exactly and my "fud...

Rich buttery shortbread, made better with chocolate! Very simple, quick recipe, too!