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Friday, January 21, 2011

Almond Joy Bars

Do you love the Almond Joy candy bar?  I do...they are the only food item with coconut I would eat as a child.  Don't know that this is a good thing!  My hubby's previous supervisor made these cookies for a cookie contest at work and I've been making them almost every Christmas since then.  I didn't make them this year...I got too overwhelmed with sweet treats to finish my list.

Hence, I don't have a photo of my version of these great bar cookies...Almond Joy Bars...but I did find an image that looks very much like the finished product....

Photo Source:  Google Image courtesy of Anniebakes.com
Oddly enough, this recipe doesn't have almonds in it...but it's quite easy to sprinkle some toasted almonds underneath the chocolate...for a really great addition to this bar cookie.  If you love chocolaty, coconuty, sweets...you'll like this treat!

ALMOND JOY BARS
by Debbie Taul

2 cups crushed graham crackers
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter

Mix the above and press into 9x13 pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Mix together and spread over graham cracker crust
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes

1/2 cup sliced toasted almonds (optional)
10-12 oz of milk chocolate Hershey's bars (1 8-oz bar and 2 of the regular size you buy on the candy aisle)
1 Tbsp creamy peanut butter

Sprinkle toasted almonds over coconut mix (optional)
Break apart and melt chocolate bars in microwave with the peanut butter...melt in 30 second intervals, stirring until smooth.
Pour over coconut mixture and smooth with spatula

Allow to set up and slice into whatever size bars you enjoy...just remember they are really rich.

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