I had seen various Almond Joy cake, bar and cookie recipes online and they looked pretty yummy but in the end I just ended up revising a recipe that I already had used and enjoyed many times. It was originally called Coconut Chews and didn't have either chocolate or almonds in it but those were pretty easy to add.
Here is the recipe for my Almond Joy Bars (and no it isn't all that healthy - but we do like treats now and then.)
- 3/4 cup butter or coconut oil, softened
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 cups flour (I use whole wheat)
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Blend together the crust. Press evenly in the bottom of a 9 X 13 ungreased pan. Bake 12-15 minutes.
Gooey Coconut Part:
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 T. flour
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/2 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. vanilla
- 1 cup coconut
Mix together and spread over hot crust. Bake 20 minutes longer.
- 2 T melted butter
- 3 T milk
- 4 T. cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cups (or to the right consistency) powdered sugar
Mix together and spread over warm bars. Sprinkle sliced almonds on top. Enjoy!