Almond Joy Bars (With or Without the Almonds)

Recipe Rating:
 80 Ratings
Serves: 36
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Cooking Method: Bake

Ingredients

10 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 c light brown sugar, packed
2 1/2 c flour
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)

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Bekka Newcomb Recipe
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sweetiecoconut
Member Since Nov 2011
Bekka's notes for this recipe:
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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Sometimes being sweet and flaky is just the ticket! These yummy bars may be sans almonds, but they're FULL of delicious flavor.

Directions

1
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.
2
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.
3
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.
4
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.
5
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.
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user Bekka Newcomb sweetiecoconut - Nov 22, 2011
Opal Newcomb [sweetiecoconut] has shared this recipe with discussion group:
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user Carol Junkins CarolAJ - Nov 22, 2011
When they harden would they be hard to cut? Do you score them after you pour it on They look wonderful.
user Bekka Newcomb sweetiecoconut - Nov 22, 2011
I personally usualy cut them before becasue I usually want some. LOL
It is ok either way but if hardened the chocolate will not run down the sides.
Thanks
user Jan W Neeniejan - Nov 22, 2011
Opal, these sound delish! Almond Joy is my favorite candy bar, so stands to reason this would be great! Maybe mix some chopped almonds in with the coconut mixture with these, or sprinkle some sliced almonds over top of the chocolate while it's still warm? Yummo! Saving! ♥
user Bekka Newcomb sweetiecoconut - Nov 22, 2011
Yes you can add! I love coconut. Check out my book called Sweetie Coconut. I put together some awesome coconut recipes I found on just a pinch.

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