*To toast the almonds, spread them on a baking sheet and pop them in the preheated oven while you’re working on the other preparations for about 10 minutes, or until they're fragrant. Be careful not to burn.
*Be sure the brownies are fully-cooled before you grip the parchment paper and yank them out. Otherwise, you'll be eating brownie trifle.
*If you’re impatient, you can pop the brownies in the freezer to cool faster. Frozen brownies, by the way, are actually really easy to cut.