These are fudgey and very sweet. I used pecans instead of walnuts, and accidentally put the almond in the crust batter so I also put it in the filling. It was a bit much - not a knock against the recipe, just a warning not to add more almond than it calls for.
I think these would be really good with part of the shortening replaced by peanut butter and chopped peanuts instead of walnuts. The filling would also be amazing if it were caramel instead of chocolate.
A word of caution - don't run the filling all the way to the edges. I'd recommend pressing the crust up around the edges and keep the filling toward the middle. Mine ran over a little bit. Luckily, since I thought the pan looked a bit overfull, I put a sheet of aluminum foil on the rack beneath to catch anything that might bubble over. Not a lot, but something to keep in mind.
Overall these were good, and with a few tweaks I'd make them again.
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These are fudgey and very sweet. I used pecans instead of walnuts, and accidentally put the...