Almond Joy Cookie Bars

These Almond Joy Cookie Bars are easy to make {if I can make it, anyone can make it!} and is perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch!  Thanks to Pinterest, I’ve seen this recipe a few times and decided to adjust it a bit and try it out.  It was a total hit!  

The original recipe for Almond Joy Cookie Bars came from the Just a Pinch Recipe Club that I love to stalk!

Almond Joy Cookie Bars are simple to make and the perfect sweet treat!

Almond Joy Bars
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Serves: 36
Almond Joy Bars are a simple layered bar recipe that are perfect with a glass of milk!
Ingredients
  • 10 TB unsalted butter {at room temperature}
  • 3/4 C. light brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 C. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. fine sea salt
  • 28 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 28 oz. shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 5 C. bittersweet chocolate baking chunks {I used chips}
  • 1/2 or more Almonds
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F .
  2. Line a sheet pan {I used a large cookie sheet with 1″ sides}with aluminum foil and coat with Pam.
  3. In a small bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until combined.
  4. Add the flour and salt.
  5. Carefully mix to combine until it resembles chunky bread crumbs. Transfer into the prepared pan and evenly press the batter into an even layer.
  6. Bake for 8 minutes.
  7. Cool on a wire baking rack while preparing the coconut topping.
  8. Layer base with sliced almonds.
  9. In a large bowl, combine the condensed milk, coconut, and vanilla. Spread over the crust and bake for another 20-25 minutes, until it begins to brown.
  10. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler.
  11. Stir until melted and smooth.
  12. Pour over cooked coconut bars and spread into an even layer.
  13. Allow to cool then refrigerate until hardened, about 1 hour.
  14. Cut into 36 squares.

Almond Joy Cookie Bars

Press crust mixture into the pan evenly and then bake at 350 for 8 minutes.

Almond Joy Cookie Bars

Put coconut mixture on top of cooked crust, then put it back in the oven for another 20 minutes, or until coconut starts to brown.

Melt the chocolate pieces in a double broiler.

Once the pan is completely cool, spread the chocolate mixture on top and add almonds.

Almond Joy Cookie Bars

Let the chocolate cool completely, and then cut into bite sized bars – and ENJOY!almond joy bars

Almond Joy Cookie Bars

Almond Joy Cookie Bars

Almond Joy Cookie Bars might be just the perfect treat to munch on while you skip your housework today!

This post was originally published in May 2012.

About Melanie L.

Melanie works full time at Tuft & Needle and blogs part time evenings and weekends when her daughter is working on the cars with her dad!

15 thoughts on “Almond Joy Cookie Bars

  1. Mmmmm Looks delicious! I have a grandfather that is very keen on Almond Joys. I may just have to make this for him. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  2. Hi, these look delicious! Can’t wait to make ’em. I’m wondering where almonds are added into this recipe? I see them in the photos, but I’m not seeing it in the recipe!?

    Thanks!

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