Almond Joy Brownie Bites are a semi-homemade recipe that will wow your guests. Store-bought brownie mix gets dressed up with a scrumptious coconut, chocolate and almond topping everyone will love!
If you want more bite-sized brownie bliss, try my Brownie Truffles.
I have a confession to make… I love a good candy bar. I try to resist and I’d much rather eat a homemade treat, but sometimes store-bought candy is the only option. Mounds and Almond Joy candy bars are two of my favorites. I love coconut and chocolate. (What’s not to love?)
The other day I was playing around in the kitchen with a box of brownie mix and dreaming of coconut when it occurred to me that brownies with coconut and almond would be an amazing homage to an Almond Joy bar… truth be told, it’s even better than the candy bar!
Now this recipe has been pinned more than 24-thousand times, and after making my top 10 list three years in a row, I decided it was time for you to really see this delicious recipe in all its glory, so here's the video we created:
Before you go to the store, make sure these items are on your list.
- Brownie Mix
- Vegetable Oil
- Cream of Coconut
- Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Shredded Coconut
- Slivered Almond
- Whole Almonds (for garnish)
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- Grease a 9×9 pan.
- Prepare and bake the brownies according to the instructions on the box adding in the coconut extract. (I used Betty Crocker Fudge Brownies with 2 eggs)
- Allow the brownies to cool completely.
- Once cool, refrigerate the brownies while you prepare the topping.
- Combine the toasted coconut, slivered almonds, mini chocolate chips and cream of coconut in a medium bowl.
- Using a spatula or frosting knife, spread the mixture over the brownies.
- Chill in the refrigerator at least 1 hour before slicing (longer if you can resist!)
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🍴 Serving Suggestions
These are the perfect game day dessert! If you make them bite size, they can feed a crowd. So take them to parties, cookouts, or other group parties. However, since these have almonds and coconut, please be careful when trying to take them to a public school. The nuts could cause reactions for those with allergies.
Even Mr. Juggling Act – who doesn't care for sweetened coconut – admits these are pretty darn good. And if you do love coconut, make sure you also try my German Chocolate Cookie Bites. Make a batch of each and tell me what you think! I love comments!
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📋 Almond Joy Brownies
These are super fun to make with your kids, too. So pin the recipe for later - you'll want to make these again and again! Here's how to make these scrumptious dessert bites! Be careful - they are so addicting!
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Almond Joy Brownie Bites
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- 9x9 baking pan
- 1 box of brownie mix with water oil and eggs called for on the box
- ¼ teaspoon coconut extract
- ½ cup Cream of Coconut
- 1 cup mini semi- sweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut toasted
- 1 cup almond slivers
- Whole almonds for garnish
- Grease a 9×9 pan. Prepare and bake the brownies according to the instructions on the box adding in the coconut extract. (I used Betty Crocker Fudge Brownies with 2 eggs)1 box of brownie mix with water
- Allow the brownies to cool completely. Once cool, refrigerate the brownies while you prepare the topping.
- Combine the toasted coconut, slivered almonds, mini chocolate chips and cream of coconut in a medium bowl.¼ teaspoon coconut extract, ½ cup Cream of Coconut, 1 cup mini semi- sweet chocolate chips, 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut, 1 cup almond slivers
- Using a spatula or frosting knife, spread the mixture over the brownies and chill in the refrigerator at least 1 hour before slicing (longer if you can resist!)Whole almonds
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What is the Difference Between Brownies and Brownie Bites?
Honestly, my recipe is brownie bites because of the size I cut them in. You can make these in larger pieces. Another you could do is to make them inside individual ramekins or mini cast iron skillets for personal little brownie cups. This is a perfect base recipe that can be used many different ways.
Allergy Replacement for Almonds
If you or someone you know has an almond allergy, these can taste just as amazing without the almonds. There really isn't an allergy-friendly replacement for almonds for this recipe. But if you just omit them altogether, the brownie bites turn into more of a German chocolate brownie bite and they are still incredible!
And don't worry about the name "coconut." Coconuts are not in the same family as tree nuts. So if someone has a tree nut allergy (like peanuts, almonds, etc) it is very likely that they can safely eat coconut. It's always best to ask first, though!
WOW! I love Almond Joy (and Mounds) but never thought to make brownies like that! Thanks for the recipe!
Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen says
These look amazing! I love almond joy bars, but they sound even better as brownies. 🙂 Hope you're having a great weekend!
Thank you Ashlyn, they are pretty amazing 🙂
Ummm, these look MIND BLOWINGLY delicious. I have pinned and shared! Can't wait to try them!
Thanks for the sweet note Tasha, and for the pin 🙂
Blair @ The Seasoned Mom says
These look so delicious! Anything with chocolate and coconut is bound to be good...add some almonds and I bet they're amazing! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
I'm so glad you stopped by Blair! These really are amazingly delicious! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment!
Jillian-news anchor to homemaker says
I love almond joys! I bet I would love them even more in brownie form! So glad I found your site.
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment Jillian! These are amazing - you've got to try them! 🙂
I am pinning this and making them for my daughters birthday - thanks so much for linking it up to The Friday Frenzy - see you again on Friday!
Thanks for the pin, Danielle! I hope your daughter loves them!
So irresistible! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!
Apple Pie at Sisterswives.com says
Oh my gosh - this looks amazing. Pinned!
keri @ shaken together says
Almond Joy is one of my favorite candy bar - these brownies look absolutely amazing! Can't wait to try them!
THESE ARE SO AMAZING - OMG!!!!