Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Almond Joy* Brownie Bites

Going, going, gone!
Found these little gems on a cute blog called Flour Me With Love.  If you like Almond Joy candy bars, these gooey little guys will crack your coconut!  And to those of you who don't, I say: C'mon, give coconut a chance. ;)

Ingredients:
1 box of family size Chocolate Fudge brownie mix 
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (14 oz.) bag coconut

1/4 C milk
1 C chocolate chips, melted
1/4 C almonds, crushed (or I thought whole almonds might work too*)

  1. Preheat your oven to 350* and line mini muffin tins with paper liners
  2. Prepare brownie mix according to the directions, and fill muffin cups only half way. 
You know we licked that bowl clean!
3.  Bake brownies for 12 minutes. 
4.  While the brownies are baking, mix together the coconut, milk and sweetened  
     condensed milk 
5.  Remove brownies from the oven and spoon "mounds" (get it, Mounds??...Almond 
     Joy??...Ok..never mind.) of coconut on top of the brownies, being careful not to let the
     gooey mess spill over the edges.  
6.  Bake another 14-16 minutes. The coconut will get nice and toasty. =)
7.  Melt the chocolate chips in microwave or over a double boiler. You can add a little 
     Crisco to thin it out, if you'd like, for easier drizzling. (you can lick that bowl too)
8.  Obviously, the next step is to drizzle the chocolate over the coconut and sprinkle the
     nuts on top.  OR* you could press a whole almond into the brownie before loading on
     the coconut.  Just an idea.  
9.  Cool completely before removing from paper liners.  Enjoy!

*Almond Joy is a trademark of the Hershey Company
*P.S. I just found out that this was originally made in regular sized muffin tins. Even  
 Better!! Interesting that the baking time still worked out nicely.  


9 comments:

  1. Those look awesome! Love that top pic, by the way.

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  2. Absolutely love the pic. These look so yummy.

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  3. mini muffin tin? I would have to make these in a regular muffin tin! :-) YUM!

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    1. I did make these in a regular size muffin tin :)

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  4. Almond Joy is my hubby's favorite candy bar, so these might have to be his valentine this year! They look fantastic!

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  5. Thank you so much for the feature, it is greatly appreciated! I'm so happy that your family enjoyed them as much as ours does!

    *just a note, I made mine in a regular size muffin tin.

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  6. Very interesting that the baking time still worked out nicely. Thanks for letting me know. Your photos turned out LOVELY, by the way, Lisa!! I think next time I need to mound it up a little more in the middle. ;)

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  7. Made these today. The brownie part really sticks to the paper wrapper, and I am wondering if the brownie was just undercooked or if that is just the way it is....anyone else have this issue? Other than that, they are delectable!

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