Almond Joy Brownies

Almond Joy Brownies

My Mom is a sucker for coconut and she loves Almond Joy bars. As I was trying to come up with something creative for Mother’s Day I decided to take her favorite candy to the next level and make her some Almond Joy Brownies!

Almond Joy Brownies

Almond Joy Brownies Ingredients –

 

¾ C. flour

2 C. semi-sweet chocolate

2 tbs cocoa powder

4 tbs. butter

3 eggs

1 ½ C. sugar

½ C. packed brown sugar

1 tsp. Vanilla extract

1 tsp. Baking powder

½ tsp. Salt

10-12 Almond Joy candy bars

 

8×8 or 9×9 baking pan

 Almond Joy Brownies

Frosting ingredients –

 

¼ C. butter or margarine, softened

1/3 C. cocoa

2 C. powdered sugar

1 tsp. Vanilla

3 tbs milk

 

Directions –

 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line your 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish with foil and spray with a non-stick spray.

 

#1. Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

 

#2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter and chocolate in 15-20 second increments, stirring until completely melted. Let cool 2-3 minutes.

 

#3. In another bowl, combine the eggs, sugar and vanilla. Add in the melted chocolate mixture and then slowly add in the flour and cocoa mixture and mix well.

 

#4. Pour enough of the batter into the bottom of your baking dish just to cover the bottom. Spread with a spoon or spatula if needed.

 

#5. Lay the Almond Joy bars on top of the batter about 1 centimeter a part – you will need about 8 bars (1 package) for the entire pan. Once all the candy bars are in place, pour the rest of the batter over the top and bake for 25-30 minutes. Insert a toothpick around 25 minutes to check them. If it comes out ‘clean’ they are done.

 

Let the brownies cool completely.

 

Frosting directions –

 

#1. Combine the cocoa powder, butter, sugar and vanilla. Slowly add in the milk 1 tbs. at a time. You may want to add in more milk depending on how thick you like your frosting. Using a hand mixture, beat on high for 2-3 minutes.

 

#2. Once the brownies have cooled completely, lift the foil out of the pan (love the super easy clean-up!) Evenly spread the chocolate frosting over the top of the brownies.

 

#3. Cut into *12 squares. Cut the rest of your Almond Joy bars into thirds and gently press one into the top of each brownie. **You could double the servings by cutting the the pan into smaller size squares – 24 if desired.

 

*Makes 12 servings is cut into 12 squares – 1 square = 1 serving. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week.

Almond Joy Brownies

Comments

  1. These brownies look too good…they make my teeth hurt looking at them, but I bet they are delicious. I love Almond Joys – I Pinned this for later.

  2. I have never heard of almond joy bars. I don’t really know many chocolate bars, really. I guess I really am clueless about baking and the pastry world in general. I’m glad we have pros like you in the world LOL

  3. Janice Brady says:

    Almond Joy and Brownies – my 2 very favorites! I can not wait to try to make these. Thanks for sharing this !

  4. These look do delicious! Great idea incorporating the almond joy bars. I love trying out different brownie recipes. Will definitely have to give these a go!

  5. I am not a big fan of Almond Joys but my wife cannot get enough of them! She would love this recipe..

  6. That’s very sweet of you to prepare something that you’re mom would really love. She will surely enjoy it because it is made specially for her.

  7. I’m not an almond joy lover at all but this does look tempting. I could probably try it with snickers or something? Thanks for sharing your idea!

  8. great idea to add an almond joy to a brownie! yum!

  9. These look almost too good to eat! Thanks for sharing the recipe at the party! Theresa

  10. Oh these could be very dangerous. Wanted to let you know I’m featuring you when my link party opens up tonight.

  11. Jennifer Hiles says:

    These look heavenly. I just love the new Almond Joy coffee creamer. I use it all the time. Combining brownies with Almond Joy sound nearly brilliant 🙂

  12. Dana Rodriguez says:

    These look so good I had to pin.I love Almond Joy!

  13. I’m highly allergic to nuts… But MOUNDS brownies would be heavenly!!!

  14. I have to try and make these! Definitely saving this recipe and pinning!

  15. I haven’t bake brownies in ages and this recipe really looks lovely. I will have to try it.

  16. Oh my gawsh. These look amazing. Thank you for sharing the recipe, I want to try it for Thanksgiving.

  17. This is such a unique idea.

  18. You could just rename these “little bites of heaven” because they look SO YUMMY! I have GOT to try these!

  19. I bet those taste great. And my son hates coconut, so I wouldn’t even have to share. Lol!

  20. Elizabeth O. says:

    Now, I know what to do with a bunch of Almond Joy I have here.

  21. divine pics–you are really making me hungry!

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