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These Almond Joy Brownies definitely hit the spot with all of their gooey, goodness. Filled with chocolate, almond and coconut, you and your family will be begging for more.
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Few desserts actually capture the emotion they inspire in their name. But these Almond Joy Brownies live up to the “joy.” If Almond Joys are your favorite candy bar, then you NEED to try this recipe. I love how the coconut layer becomes a toasty top to the fudgy brownies, then we like to drizzle chocolate and extra coconut when it’s done. I use a similar coconut filling to that of our Homemade Almond Joys, if you haven’t tried those, I highly recommend! Treat yourself!
Ingredients in Almond Joy Brownies
- Brownie Batter – from a mix or from scratch. See below for more details.
- White Karo Corn Syrup
- Large Marshmallows
- Sweetened Shredded Coconut
- Vanilla Extract
- Roasted Almonds – you can use another type of nut in your brownies, but it won’t be true to the Almond Joy candy bar.
- Milk Chocolate Chips
Do You Use a Brownie Mix? Or From Scratch?
Now, if you really want to make these Almond Joy Brownies all the way from scratch, we have an awesome fudge brownie recipe in our cookbook, but I made these easy style and used a package of fudge brownies for my base. Either way is so good. Traditional brownies from scratch are made with flour, eggs, butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and chocolate.
Frequently Asked Questions
Almond Joys have an almond and Mounds do not. Also, Almond Joys are covered with milk chocolate and Mounds are covered with dark chocolate. That’s why in our Almond Joy Brownies we use milk chocolate chips.
It is all in the ratio of flour to fat. If your brownie batter has more flour, they will be cakey and if it has more fat then they will be fudgy. Fats include things like butter, oil, and eggs.
Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature.
Can’t Get Enough Coconut
If you are one who just can’t get enough delicious coconut flavor in your food, then check out these other awesome recipes featuring coconut.
- Chicken Coconut Curry is warm, hearty and layered with sweet and savory flavors. It’s even better than restaurant curries and easier to make!
- Coconut Cream Pie from Scratch is a dreamy island dessert perfect for the coconut lover. The flaky made-from-scratch crust puts it over-the-top.
- Pani Popo (Samoan Coconut Rolls) are sweet rolls baked in a delicious coconut sauce. A favorite dish from Hawaii.
- Sweet Potato Casserole with Coconut Pecan Topping is creamy, crunchy and toasty. You’ll never try sweet potatoes any other way!
How To Make Almond Joy Brownies
Almond Joy Brownies
- 9×13 inch pan
- Mix up your brownie mix and pour into a sprayed 9×13 inch pan.
- In a heavy sauce pan (over medium on the stove) heat syrup, marshmallows, and salt until marshmallows are melted. Continue to stir over heat for an additional minute. Remove from stove and add coconut, vanilla, and chopped almonds. Stir well and dollop this coconut mixture all over the top of the brownie mix, it doesn't need to be completely covering the top, just evenly distributed.
- Bake the brownies according to the regular directions.
- When there is about 5 minutes left, begin melting the chocolate chips. I like to do this by putting them in a metal bowl and placing the bowl over a pot of boiling water. Stir with a spatula until chocolate is melted and smooth.
- When you remove the brownies from the oven, drizzle all over with the melted chocolate and sprinkle with some extra coconut flakes.
- Store leftover cooled brownies in an airtight container at room temperature.
- Line the baking pan with parchment paper for easy clean up.
- Want moist fudgy brownies from a box mix? Use milk instead of water.
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