Almond Joy Brownies

Almond Joy’s got nuts, Mounds don’t. It’s impossible to think about those candy bars without singing the song. In fact, I can never remember which has the nuts without singing the song. Why doesn’t the Mounds have the nut since when you look at an Almond Joy, it has a mound? The mysteries of the universe…

Sorry for my rambling, it happens. If you like chocolate and coconut, you’ll love these brownies. I had hoped that the coconut would be a solid layer that you’d be able to see from the side, but I guess that’s what I get for trying to swirl the brownies together.

You can see that there’s a lot going on in these brownies. There’s chocolate chips since my go-to brownie recipe includes them, there’s some coconut you can see on the edges there, there’s some chopped almonds, and of course the chocolate coating on the top.

As I said, there’s a lot going on in these brownies, but it’s a lot of awesomeness. I highly recommend letting these chill in the fridge overnight. It gives the brownies a chance to meld all those wonderful flavors together. I’d still serve them at room temperature or a bit cool, but definitely make them a day in advance.

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Almond Joy Brownies

Chocolate, almonds, and coconut are a perfect combination for a brownie!

Yield: 16 brownies

Ingredients:

For the Brownie
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup + 2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp espresso powder, optional
1/2 Tbsp vanilla
2 eggs
3/4 cups flour
1 cups chocolate chips
2 cups shredded, sweetened coconut
pinch salt
2/3 cup + 2 Tbsp sweetened condensed milk
1 cup whole almonds, chopped

For the Chocolate topping
3 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped (or 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips)
2 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped (or 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips)

Directions:

For the Brownies
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 8"x8" pan

In a saucepan set over low heat, melt the butter, then add the sugar and stir to combine. Return the mixture to the heat briefly, just until it's hot, but not bubbling; it'll become shiny looking as you stir it. Heating this mixture a second time will dissolve more of the sugar, which will yield a shiny top crust on your brownies.

Transfer the sugar mixture to a medium-sized mixing bowl, if you've heated it in a saucepan. Stir in the cocoa, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, and vanilla.

Whisk in the eggs, stirring until smooth.

Add the flour and chips, again stirring until smooth.

Spoon the batter into a lightly greased 8"x8" pan.

In a medium sized bowl, combine the coconut, salt and condensed milk. Stir to combine. Dot the coconut mixture evenly over the brownie batter and use a knife to swirl the coconut mixture into the brownie mixture.

Sprinkle almonds over brownies.

Bake the brownies for about 30 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean, or with just a few moist crumbs clinging to it. The brownies should feel set on the edges, and the center should look very moist, but not uncooked. Remove them from the oven.

For the Chocolate topping
Melt chocolate chips in the microwave by heating 20 seconds and stirring. Repeat until completely melted.

Spread melted chocolate on top of brownies (the brownies can be still warm or cool).

Refrigerate brownies overnight. This will allow all the flavors to meld together.

Recipe inspired by Baking and boys!

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18 Responses to “Double Cookie Dough Ice Cream”

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — June 24, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Oh my word!!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — June 24, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Pass me a spoon! This sounds amazing, Jen!

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — June 24, 2013 at 8:23 am

    I need this ice cream right now!

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    Sues — June 24, 2013 at 11:28 am

    I absolutely love cookie dough ice cream and this looks like a fabulous one! I love your bowls, too 🙂

    • beantownbaker — June 24th, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

      Thanks! They’re from Pier 1.

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    Katie B. — June 24, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Wow… I’m not a cookie dough ice cream fan for the same reason, but this is amazing. How much do you think the coconut milk plays in the flavor?

    • beantownbaker — June 24th, 2013 @ 8:25 pm

      I personally don’t find coconut milk very coconuty. I know some people do. I think you could use the cow’s milk varieties in the recipe and it would taste similar. I just have to use the coconut milk since i can’t eat cow’s milk.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — June 27, 2013 at 9:35 am

    I love this! Ice cream has to be my favorite dessert, this looks amazing 🙂

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — June 27, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    I made this recipe from Tracey a couple of weeks ago too (I haven’t post about it yet) – so good!!!

    • beantownbaker — June 27th, 2013 @ 9:11 pm

      Isn’t it? It’s definitely one of my favorite ice cream recipes to date!

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    Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com — June 28, 2013 at 2:08 am

    This sounds delicious! I’m with you–regular cookie dough ice cream is a snooze. (Unless I’m sharing a pint with someone who doesn’t mind if I go through and pick out all the goodies–but let’s be real–everyone minds!) I’ll have to try this variation–it sounds like the perfect solution!

    • beantownbaker — June 28th, 2013 @ 7:17 am

      I agree completely – everyone does mind!

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    Parrish (Life With The Crust Cut Off) — July 1, 2013 at 10:58 am

    This looks amazing!!! We would love it if you would link up at our We Scream For Ice Cream linky party/giveaway:
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    We hope to see you there!

    • beantownbaker — July 3rd, 2013 @ 5:05 pm

      Thanks for the link!

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    Melissa — July 6, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Cookie dough ice cream is my favorite and this recipe makes me want to buy an ice cream maker immediately! Which kind do you recommend?

    • beantownbaker — July 6th, 2013 @ 11:09 am

      I have the ice cream maker attachment for my Kitchenaid mixer. If you don’t have a Kitchenaid mixer, I’ve heard good things about the Cuisinart ice cream maker.

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    Kristen — March 30, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    I’ve never made cookie dough ice cream but am wanting to try this one. Is there a way to substitute the egg yolks or leave it out?

    Thanks!

    • beantownbaker — April 16th, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

      I would assume you could find a Philadelphia style ice cream recipe to use as the base with some brown sugar in it to give it more of a cookie dough taste. I wouldn’t recommend just leaving them out of this specific recipe though.

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