Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Almond Joy Bars

Until recently I really didn't care for coconut at all. But in the last few years I've developed a taste for it. These bars (they're kind of brownies) are filled with coconut and chocolate goodness.
Almond Joy Bars
3/4 c. (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
1 t. vanilla OR almond extract
4 eggs
2 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1 c. cocoa
2 c. flour
1 c. chocolate chips
3 c. coconut, divided
1/2 c. sliced or slivered almonds
1/2 c. whole almonds

Combine butter, sugars, extract, and eggs in a large bowl. Beat until smooth and fluffy. Add baking powder, salt, flour and cocoa. Mix again until combined. Stir in chocolate chips, 2 cups coconut, and sliced almonds. Spread into a greased 9x13" pan and sprinkle with remaining coconut and whole almonds. Bake at 350 F for 25-35 minutes. Check it after 25 minutes. It is done when it's puffy and almost set in the middle and coconut is toasty. These are very pretty when they're done. They would be great to give to a neighbor or bring to a family gathering. Enjoy!


  1. Oh man, this is making my mouth water. Almond Joy bars are my mother-in-laws favorite candy bar and if she loves those I bet she would love these, not to mention I would love an excuse to make them! ;)

  2. Oh good! Let me know if you try them and if your mother-in-law likes them! :)