Almond Joy Cream Pie Bars Recipe

Kristan Roland | Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Almond Joy Cream Pie Bars is the lovely layered dessert that'll remind you of your favorite candy bar. Coconut and chocolate with a...

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I have decided to spend this summer annoying my children as much as humanly possible.

If you think about it, it’s quite a proactive approach to what can often be a very difficult situation.

I’ve turned the list of my son’s daily chores into a song. He walks into the room and there I am, beat boxing and trying to find words that rhyme with “dishwasher” and “trash”. He literally RUNS away and begins doing his chores immediately.

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No asking if he can wait until later. No asking if he’s getting paid. No negotiating.

Every day at around 10 am, I’ve started asking my children what we are having for lunch. Sometimes I wait until they are taking their very last bite of breakfast before I start questioning them about it. By the time it’s actually time for lunch, they just want me to leave them alone. They don’t even care what kind of food is involved.

Honestly, it’s like I’ve unlocked a secret to the universe.

My normally “bored” children are finding all kinds of things to do. Drawing contests! Building towers! All the You Tube videos in the world! I’m like “hey guys…hey. Hey can you come here for a minute? Hey…can you add Pop Tarts to the grocery list? Can you find me a green pen? Do you know where my other blue sock went?” and they are literally tripping over themselves to get as far away from me as possible.

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I’m just saying that there’s a strong chance that this will be my best summer ever.

In light of this, I’ve got all kinds of time on my hands. Time to bake brownies, eat frosting straight from the can, read lots of books, and catch up on all of my DVR’d episodes of Dr. Phil. What more can anyone want from life, I ask?

Well. These Almond Joy Pie bars, for one. They’re less fussy than traditional pie, but even more delicious. Every bite is perfect!

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Almond Joy Cream Pie Bars Recipe

    15 Servings


For the Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • 2/3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 12 tablespoons Butter, Cut into cubes
For the Filling:
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 6 tablespoons Butter, Melted
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract, Or vanilla bean paste
  • 1 cup Sweetened Shredded Coconut
For the Ganache:
  • 2 cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 3/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 tablespoons Light Corn Syrup
For Topping:
  • 1 cup Sliced Almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together flour and powdered sugar for crust. Cut in butter (I use my hands, but you could also use a fork or a food processor) until the mixture forms a dough.
  3. Pat it into a 9x13 pan and bake for about 10 minutes, until puffed and golden around the edges.

Prepare Filling:

  1. In a medium-sized heavy saucepan, whisk together cornstarch and sugar.
  2. Whisk in the melted butter and half and half. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is the consistency of a thick pudding.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and coconut.
  4. Pour into pan and spread evenly over crust.
  5. Place pan in the refrigerator and let cool completely.

Prepare Ganache:

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, heat chocolate chips and heavy cream, stopping to stir every 20 seconds until smooth.
  2. Stir in light corn syrup and let sit until thickened and cooled.
  3. Pour over bars and spread to edges.
  4. Immediately sprinkle with sliced almonds. 


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Author: Kristan Roland
Recipe Yields: 15 servings
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 15

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 242
Calories 476

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g
  Saturated Fat 9g
Sodium 25mg
Total Carbohydrate 50g
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 34g
Protein 4g

* 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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