|Almond Joy Brownie Bites
These yummy little things were what I made for Valentine's Day this year. They don't look very Valentine-y, but I changed what I was going to make at the last minute because I thought my boyfriend might like these more. He loves brownies and Almond Joys, so I thought he'd appreciate these. :-) I also took the extras over to my parents' for our Sunday family dinner and they loved them too. My dad is also a huge fan of Almond Joys (maybe even more than Joe).
Because the recipe calls for a boxed brownie mix, the recipe is really fast to whip up. Though I don't see why you couldn't use your own favorite homemade brownie mix? Maybe next time I'll use a homemade recipe I like just to see.
These were very scrumptious! The coconut mixture on the top definitely makes the dessert for me, so that was my favorite part. Add the gooey brownie on the bottom and you've got a people-pleaser!
The brownies did stick terribly to the cupcake liners, so maybe next time I'll spray it with non-stick cooking spray. And I made them in two different types of cupcake pans and one baked up at the right time while the other took a lot longer. Kinda frustrating at the time, but at least it's something to remember for next. (The grocery store had a pair of cupcake pans for half off this weekend, so now I have matching pans! Woohoo!)
I will totally be making these again. And I can already see myself experimenting with the different flavor combinations that I could do! Peanut butter and banana go with coconut, don't they? And toffee goes with everything too, right? :-)
Almond Joy Brownie Bites
From The Cutting Edge of Ordinary
1 box (family size) chocolate fudge brownie mix, plus ingredients for making
1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (14oz) bag coconut
1/4 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. chocolate chips
1/4 c. crushed almonds
Oven to 350.
Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
Prepare the brownies according to the package directions. Pour the batter half way up the cupcake liners. Bake for 12 minutes.
While the brownies are baking, mix the coconut, sweetened condensed milk, milk & vanilla extract together.
Remove the brownies from the oven and spoon on about a teaspoon full of the sweetened coconut. Return to the oven for an additional 14 – 16 minutes.
Remove and allow to cool completely. Melt the chocolate chips on low power in the microwave for 1 - 2 minutes. Stirring every 30 seconds. Drizzle on the chocolate and top with chopped almonds.