Almond Coconut Brownies Recipe
While cleaning recently, I discovered a bag of Almond Joy fun-size candy bars that had been sitting around in my pantry for months. While they still tasted good, they were a bit too chewy (break your teeth chewy) for eating as is, so I thought they might be a good ingredient to add to brownies. I used Mom’s Brownie mix, added a cup of grated zucchini, and the chopped candy bars. The end result was moist and decadent brownies that everybody loved. I added a bit more chocolate to the top as well as some flaked coconut and toasted almonds. These brownies are actually good enough to serve company and will be a hit at a backyard get together or picnic. They stay moist because of the zucchini, and no one will guess that there is actually a healthy ingredient hidden in the brownies.
32 Small Brownies
3 cups Mom's Brownie Mix
1 cup finely shredded zucchini
2 teaspoons almond extract, or 1 teaspoon almond emulsion
2 cups fun size Almond Joy Candy bars, (about 20) cut into quarters
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped toasted almonds
1/4 cup flaked coconut
- Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a shallow 7" x 11" (or 9" x 9") glass baking dish with non-stick spray containing flour.
- Mix the brownie mix, eggs, zucchini, and almond extract until fairly smooth; fold in the candy bars.
- Spread evenly in the prepared baking dish.
- Bake 35-40 minutes or until the center is set and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean; remove from the oven.
- Sprinkle the chocolate chips on the hot brownies; sprinkle on the toasted almonds and flaked coconut.
- Let sit about 5 minutes or until the chocolate is melted, and with an offset spatula, spread over the brownies, mixing the nuts and coconut with the chocolate.
- Let cool thoroughly before cutting into 32 brownies. Store in an airtight container.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 55
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 46% Protein 5% Carb. 49%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 13 mg
Sodium 63 mg
Total Carbohydrate 15 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 1% Calcium 0% Iron 2%
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