Almond Joy Bars (With or Without the Almonds)

Opal Jackson-Cakmak Recipe

By Opal Jackson-Cakmak sweetiecoconut

45 Min
25 Min

This recipe is so good! Use light or dark chocolate. Use a 13x9 inch pan for a thicker recipe. Use half the recipe for a smaller group. It is simply easy. (Call it Almond Joy or Mounds, either way it is good).

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Sometimes being sweet and flaky is just the ticket! These yummy bars may be sans almonds, but they're FULL of delicious flavor.


10 Tbsp
unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 c
light brown sugar, packed
2 1/2 c
1/2 tsp
fine sea salt
28 oz
sweetened condensed milk
28 oz
shredded coconut
1 tsp
vanilla extract
5 c
bittersweet chocolate baking chunks (loosely placed in cup)

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350° F . Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil and coat with canola or vegetable spray. NOTE: I use a 13x9 inch pan becasue I prefer them thicker. You can adjust the size of the pan to your preference. You can use 1/2 the recipe if you do not need as much.
In a small bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until combined. Add the flour and salt. Carefully mix to combine until it resembles chunky bread crumbs. Transfer into the prepared pan and evenly press the batter into an even layer. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool on a wire baking rack while preparing the coconut topping.
In a large bowl, combine the condensed milk, coconut, and vanilla. Spread over the crust and bake for another 20-25 minutes, until it begins to brown.
Melt the chocolate over a double boiler. Stir until melted and smooth. Pour over cooked coconut bars and spread into an even layer. Allow to cool then refrigerate until hardened, about 1 hour. Cut into 36 squares.
NOTE: Use chunks not chips (70% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chunks.) Bittersweet chocolate is available in several forms, including bars, chips, and chunks of various sizes. It is used in baking, cooking, and is eaten out of hand.

NOTE: You can top with Almond Joy bites, sliced almonds or leave off. Use light or dark chocolate, your preference.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies, Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #easy, #and, #desserts, #bars, #Joy

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Feb 21, 2015 - Bobby Webb shared this recipe with discussion group: "HOW'S YOUR WEATHER".
Dionne Russell drussrecipes
Sep 23, 2014
Oh my goodness! I've made almond joy cake, but I cant wait to make and try the Almond Joy bars!. Thanks
Jane Whittaker janenov46
Sep 7, 2014
I made these to put in my daughters christmas package.
When she called to tell me the package arrived I asked her how she liked the cookies, and she liked these so much she asked for the recipe.
Cookie Netta cheesecakerlover
Sep 6, 2014
Hi I am going to try to make this. Its seems very simple and delicious. Its my son's birthday so this will be a real treat for him. Thanks for posting.....Opal. It looks good.
I am sure we will all will enjoy this great tasty desert. Have a great day!
diane federici dianem48
Sep 6, 2014
I made the blueberry muffin recipe, came out great, best ever