Thursday, August 30, 2012

Almond Joy Bars

I can't believe Labor Day Weekend is here already.  Where did the summer go?  When Sam came home from school in May it seemed like she would be home for such a long time.  The 3-1/2 months flew by and on Sunday she goes back to Maryland to start her junior year of college and we go back to no children being home.  It's always a bit of an adjustment in the beginning but we will get through it.            

I had a coconut/sweetened condensed milk craving yesterday. This is adapted from a recipe by  It makes about 36 bars so if you don't want to eat that many cut the recipe in half which I should have done but didn't.  Some of these will hopefully be making the trip to Maryland with Sam.

10 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2-1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 (14 oz) cans sweetened condensed milk
2 (14 oz) bags shredded coconut
3 bag (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 bag (6 oz ) whole almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 12 x 18 cookie sheet with PAM.
Mix softened butter and brown sugar until combined in a small bowl.  Add flour and salt.

Press crumbs into prepared cookie sheet.

Spread coconut over crust.  Sprinkle whole almonds over coconut layer.

Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over almonds and coconut.  Bake for 22-25 minutes until coconut and milk are lightly browned.  Remove from oven and set pan on cooling rack.

Put chocolate chips into a large microwave safe bowl and melt, stirring until chips are completely melted and chocolate mixture is smooth.

Spread the melted chocolate on top of bars while bars are still warm.

Refrigerate until chocolate hardens.  Cut into squares.

Enjoy!  Susan

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  2. I found your recipe on Foodtastic Fridays. Yummy! I may have to make this over the weekend for our Labor Day BBQ.

  3. Love this! We just put up our Kitchen Fun & Craft Friday link party and would love for you to share this!

  4. Yum, these look delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  5. I love almond joy bars.... Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday ~ now I have the recipe on hand. Remember to come back to vote on Sunday. Sharing this on my facebook page. Newest follower and facebook fan!

  6. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE!

  7. Almond Joy is one of my favorite candy bars. I bet I could eat the who pan of these cookies!

    Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and hope you come back and share another wonderful recipe next week.

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  9. I came over from the Weekend Potluck! I love coconut and chocolate and Almond Joys. I have to make these amazing bars soon, but I would cut the recipe in half.

  10. I love these and they look great for this weekend!!! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

  11. The Joy of an Almond Joy Bar, yum I can't wait! Hope you are having a fabulous holiday week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. I'm cuckoo for coconut - and scm...YUM-O!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for linking up at Weekend Potluck. Always glad to have you.

  13. I'll have to make some for my mom next time she's in town--she could eat the whole thing! I came over from NapTime creations link up, I'm excited to see more of your creations.

  14. My dad loves Almond Joys. I will have to try this for him!! Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight!!

    Thanks, Nichi

  15. Thank you so much for linking up your wonderful Almond Joy bar recipe to Creative Thursday last week. Out of all the candy bars Almond Joys are my favorite. Probably because I LOVE coconut. I can’t wait to see what you link up this week. I wouldn’t be able to do these wonderful parties without your participation. Have a wonderful week.


  16. Congrats! You are being featured today on Weekend Potluck!
    Happy Friday,
    ~Tonya from 4 little Fergusons


  17. I haven't eaten and Almond Joy in too many years to count. This will be heavenly.

  18. Hubby is an Almond Joy fiend - I will have to surprise him with these :)

    Stopping by from Weekend Potluck - pinned to share!


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