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)
This is meant to be a brief overview of the recipe. For step-by-step instructions and a full printable recipe card with ingredients, please scroll down to the teal box below or Jump to Recipe.
- 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!)
What is the Difference Between Brownies & 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.
🍴 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.
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!
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!
😋 Similar Recipes
Next time, try one of these tasty recipes:
- Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies - two of your favorites in one decadent dessert.
- Frosted Peppermint Brownie Recipe - perfect for the holidays.
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars - a delicious twist on a classic.
- Magic Bars Recipe with Shortbread Crust - these really are magical.
📋 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!
Not ready to make it yet? Don’t forget to pin the recipe for later! When you do make it, please be sure to tag me on Instagram @jugglingactmama or #jugglingactmama – I’d love to see your pictures! And finally, if you get a chance, please comment and leave me a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ rating below!
Almond Joy Brownie Bites
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- 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)
- 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 and chill in the refrigerator at least 1 hour before slicing (longer if you can resist!)
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