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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10 Responses to “S’mores Cookie Bars”

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    Heather — December 2, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Yum! They look really good. But I do not like marshmallow fluff. To me, it doesn’t even really taste like marshmallow, and has a weird chemical taste. Nast.

    Have you ever tried these ones? REAL marshmallows! 🙂 Maybe there is a way to combine your recipe (the cookie part) with this?

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    laurasrecipecollection.com — December 2, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Wow, those look awesome!

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    Cupcake Activist — December 2, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    I love s’mores!

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    Ingrid — December 3, 2009 at 4:16 am

    I’ve made these several times and I’d have to say they’re my favorite “s’mores” dessert!
    ~ingrid

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    Jelli Bean — December 3, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    You’ve got me wanting to pop a couple grahams, chocolate, and marshmallows into my toaster over for a quick fix. These look really good. I don’t think marshmallow fluff exists here in Central America, but these bars look sensational.

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    stephchows — December 3, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    oh yum! count me in for this one for sure!! I could go for a nice campfire too right about now 🙂

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    nutmegnanny — December 3, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Oh my goodness! These look awesome….yum!

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    Dorothy — December 3, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Those look great! Would you believe I never had “true” s’mores (with toasted marshmallows) until this year?!?!

    I named you for the “Kreativ Blogger” award! Love your blog, though I’m more of a lurker than a commenter 🙂 Here’s the link if you want to grab the badge for your page:

    http://fuzzykoalacakecompany.blogspot.com/2009/12/thats-creative-way-to-spell-it.html

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    Amanda — June 9, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    wow! im loving everything here. 🙂 –Cafe Guru

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    Kris — June 12, 2010 at 2:06 am

    I just made these and they are awesome!!! thanks so much!!!!

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