Almond Joy Brownies Recipe

Kristan Roland | Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Almond Joy Brownies have almond, coconut, and rich chocolate. You'll swoon!

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Looking back on my life, I realize that I’ve made some pretty big mistakes in the past.

My liberal use of frosted white eye shadow, for one. What was that all about?  Who on earth decides, “oh yes, let’s cover our eyelids from top to bottom in shiny bright white powder. That will look absolutely amazing.”

Honestly, I blame Paula Abdul. No one else could have convinced me that such a thing was a good idea.

Another mistake? Sour Apple Pucker. I see that stuff now as I pop in the liquor store for my bottle(s) of wine and my stomach immediately begins turning. Young adults of the world, if you’ve never listened to a thing I say, listen to this: Nothing good comes from an evening that involves Sour Apple Pucker. Nothing.

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And shoulder pads. Good grief, why? Why did those ever exist? And even worse, WHY ARE THEY MAKING A COMEBACK? Trust me when I say that some parts of our bodies are meant to be padded. Shoulders are not one of them. Unless you are involved in athletics, please step away slowly and take your Apple Pucker with you.

Also? Candy bars without nuts. I spent the first 30 years of my life avoiding any and all candy that contained nuts. Why? They’re crunchy! They’re packed full of protein!

Nuts in a candy bar basically negate all the negative calories because hello, they come from nature. These days I’m all about Snickers with Almonds, Hershey Bars with Almonds, Almond M&Ms… and Almond Joy.

With all these almonds I’m eating lately, I’m just waiting for all the weight to start falling off of me. It’ll happen, I just know it!

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These rich, yummy brownies are packed full of Almond Joy chunks and topped off with a sweet coconut almond glaze. I love the moistness that the coconut filling from the candy bars added to the brownies.

You’ve got to try these. They’re pretty incredible!

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Almond Joy Brownies Recipe

    15 Servings


For the Brownies:
  • 1 cup Salted Butter, Melted
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 4 large Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Cream of Coconut
  • 12 ounces Hot Fudge Sauce
  • 20 Mini Almond Joys, Roughly chopped
For the Glaze:
  • 1/3 cup Cream of Coconut
  • 2 tablespoons Warm Water
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Sliced Almonds, For topping


For the Brownies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x13 pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the cocoa and melted butter. Stir in sugar until combined.
  3. Stir in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Fold in flour JUST until you no longer see flour streaks in the batter.
  5. Gently fold in cream of coconut and hot fudge sauce.
  6. Fold in chopped candy.
  7. Spread batter in prepared pan and bake for about 20 minutes. Brownies will look cakey on top and feel very dense and a toothpick inserted in the center should come out with fudgy crumbs but no raw batter.
  8. Let brownies cool for about 30 minutes, then prepare glaze.

For the Glaze:

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together water and cream of coconut.
  2. Whisk in powdered sugar until smooth. Spread over brownies.
  3. Top with sliced almonds.


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Author: Kristan Roland
Recipe Yields: 15 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 15

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 216
Calories 558

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g
  Saturated Fat 16g
Sodium 46mg
Total Carbohydrate 75g
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 58g
Protein 7g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kristan Roland

About Kristan

Kristan is known for her candy creations and hilarity on Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. We know where her true genius is, though: fanciful fanatical cupcake and cake creations!

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