Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Almond Joy Brownie Bites

I came across this recipe while searching for Paula Deen's Volcano cake recipe.  I found it here at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen.  These are seriously SO good!  I can't believe that I didn't get a better picture than this.  I made these for a family dinner that we had a my in-laws on Christmas day.  When I started making them, I thought we had 2 hours until the dinner, but later realized we only had one.  So...I had to rush these babies and they didn't turn out very pretty! 

I told my husband we might be bringing them all home because they looked so bad.  He said he would be happy to bring them all home :)  If you want to see a pretty picture of these, check out the link for the ones on Confessions of a Cookbook Queen.  I'm telling you though...even though these aren't pretty, they were SO good and unfortunately we didn't end up bringing them all home.  I had a hard time getting my brownies out of my brownie mini-muffin pan...I think next time, I will line a pan with parchment paper make the brownies and then cut them into small squares or circles and use those instead of the muffin pan.  Maybe I just need a different muffin pan.  Anyways, I will be trying these again soon.

Almond Joy Brownie Bites

Brownie batter (homemade, from a boxed mix, whatever is your favorite.)
4 cups sweetened shredded coconut
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
About 4 dozen almonds
Chocolate candy melts or almond bark

Directions:  Preheat your oven according to brownie recipe directions and generously spray two mini muffin pans with nonstick spray. Fill cups about 1/2 full with brownie batter and bake according to directions. When brownies are done, place pans on a cooling rack and remove brownies once cooled completely.

In a medium bowl, combine coconut and sweetened condensed milk. With clean hands, roll coconut mixture into balls and press onto tops of brownie bites(I actually used my small cookie scoop to make the balls). Press an almond into the top of each. Place brownies in the freezer to harden for about 15 minutes.

Melt almond bark or candy melts according to directions. Remove brownies from freezer and dip the tops in the chocolate. Place dipped brownies on a wax paper lined baking sheet and refrigerate until chocolate is set.

Depending on what brownie recipe you use, you should get about 36-48 brownie bites.
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