These Almond Joy Brownies have a thin, fudgy brownie layer and are topped with a creamy coconut filling, almonds and a layer of chocolate! They are an easy treat for the holidays!
Almond Joy has always been a favorite chocolate bar for both the hubs and I. We disagree on our share of things, but generally dessert is not one of them.
We just love coconut! And, obviously, anything with chocolate.
This recipe is from my friend Aimee Berrett’s new cookbook 50 Fixes for Brownie Mixes, which is FULL of all things brownie. Clearly going to be a new favorite of mine!
Most of the time, I try to make things from scratch but there are always those times when you just need to bake something and quick. Maybe a child forgot to mention an upcoming bake sale? Last minute company? A chocolate craving you need to satisfy now? These recipes are perfect for those times! I have since updated this recipe to include one of my favorite from scratch brownie recipes, but a boxed mix works just as well in a pinch!
They are simple and yet totally decadent.
I went right to the Almond Joy Brownies (because, again, we love coconut!), and I think I was so excited to try them that I forgot to put the almonds on top of the coconut. I was so bummed, but I didn’t want to add them on top of the chocolate so I just left them out.
And then I added them all around the brownies in the pictures to serve as a reminder for next time.
But seriously? I am the worst at following recipes (hence “The Recipe Rebel”) and it’s not even something I do on purpose necessarily. I get so caught up in the melty chocolate that I forget all of the previous steps!
If you enjoy this recipe as much as we do, I’m sure you’ll love all the recipes from Aimee’s book — be sure to grab a copy for those new bakers and chocolate lovers on your Christmas list!
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Almond Joy Brownies
- 1 cup butter melted
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 cups shredded coconut sweetened or unsweetened
- 300 ml can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup almonds
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×13″ pan with parchment and grease lightly.
- In a large mixing bowl combine butter and sugar and whisk until combined. Whisk in eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla.
- Add the cocoa, flour, salt and baking powder and whisk just until combined.
- Spread into prepared pan and bake for 25-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted near the middle comes out clean or with moist crumbs.
- Remove from oven and cool completely.
- In a medium bowl, combine coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and powdered sugar. Use a wet spatula or wet fingers to spread coconut mixture over browns. Place almonds evenly over coconut mixture (
- Melt chocolate chips and butter in a small bowl in the microwave in 20 second increments, stirring each time until smooth. It should take 40-60 seconds total.
- Pour chocolate over coconut layer and spread evenly. Allow to set completely before slicing — place in the fridge to chill even quicker!
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YUM! These brownies look so good!
aimee @ like mother like daughter says
I love coconut and these brownies, though I admit I think your pictures are even prettier than mine ;)! Thanks so much for helping to promote my cookbook!
This is one of my favorite candy bars. I love everything about these brownies.
Cheryl Diamond says
Did you ever consider selling this book on QVC? I think it would be a great seller. I see other cookbooks and baking books on there sell out in the first few minutes of presenting it. Just a suggestion.
Ashley Fehr says
I think that is up to the publisher but, yes, I think you can get some great publicity! I think it will be a great seller anyway!
Rachel @ Bakerita says
Oh man, I ADORE Almond Joys and these brownies are seriously calling out to me!! That coconut layer looks outrageous. Yum!
Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen says
I’ve never been a fan of shredded coconut (I used to eat the chocolate around the outside of any coconut candies in the box!), but I’m still drooling over these bars! They look so good and I love that photo of them stacked one on top of the other. I want to reach right into my screen and grab one! 😉
Alyssa @ My Sequined Life says
Almond Joys (and Mounds) are my FAVORITES!! These brownies look so incredible – I wish I had one right now. I need to check out Aimee’s book – what a great concept!
Malinda @Countryside Cravings says
Lol, I am glad I’m not the only one leaving out ingredients! These look sinfully delicious and I am a coconut fan as well!
Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says
So decadent! Almond Joys are one of my a favorite candy bars! Sounds like a fun cookbook!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
Oh my gawsh, I looooove coconut, like gimme it allll day, every day type of love! And Almond Joy was one of my favorite candies before I developed that damned cocoa allergy. So these brownies are totally making me drool girlfriend!! I want a stack of these SO BAD! I’m going to have to make them for Boy and try to control my jealousy as he devours every last morsel. Cheers!
Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron says
These brownies look absolutely incredible, and so does Aimee’s book! Just gorgeous.
Dorothy Dunton says
Hi Ashley! I am in the coconut camp with you! I always have a brownie mix in the pantry (Ghirardelli) for those last minute treats (or when I’m being lazy)!
i prefer mounds anyway. 😉
Ashley Fehr says
Haha! Well I’m glad that you don’t mind!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
So I have to admit that I don’t like coconut, but my husband loves it! I think he would be thrilled if I made a big batch of these brownies for him. Love the mashup of the candy bar and chocolate. What a fun treat for coconut lovers!
Ashley Fehr says
Okay, we can agree to disagree on this one! I LOVE coconut (we both do) so I had to get rid of these ASAP. Lol!