I’m hoping to get through this post because my computer is having some issues tonight, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed. I’ll just keep this short and sweet and cut to the chase.
If you love magic bars raise your hand. Now raise your other hand if you love Almond Joy Candy Bars. I don’t know about you, but both my hands are raised right now. When I saw this recipe I was totally smitten. I may have drooled a little too!
These bars are rich, chocolaty, gooey and decadent. They are worth every. single. calorie. I could have eaten the entire pan which is why I had to pawn them off on my neighbors. I’m fairly certain they weren’t complaining.Print
- Cookie Crust:
- 1/2 c. unsalted butter (, room temperature)
- 3/4 c. light brown sugar (, packed)
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 c. chocolate graham cracker crumbs ((about 9 full-sheet crackers))
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 3/4 c. shredded sweetened coconut
- 1/2 c. sliced almonds
- about 12 oz. sweetened condensed milk ((not quite one can))
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a slight overhang for easy removal and spray with cooking spray; set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar, using a hand mixer, until smooth and creamy. Add the vanilla and egg and mix until combined. Add the flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt and mix until fully combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Press graham cracker dough evenly into the bottom of your prepared baking pan. Bake for 5 minutes.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with the mini chocolate chips (reserving about 1/4 cupt), coconut and sliced almonds. Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk over the top and sprinkle with reserved mini chocolate chips.
- Return to the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until they look set.
- Allow to cool at room temperature for 30 minutes and then stick in the refrigerator to cool completely before cutting.
I didn’t have any chocolate graham crackers so I used chocolate teddy grahams and they worked just great. You could also use regular graham crackers and just add some cocoa to them.
The recipe calls for 12 oz of sweetened condensed milk, a can is 14 oz. Next time I make these I’m just going to use an entire can because there is never such thing as too much sweetened condensed milk..
Recipe Source: Eat Cake For Dinner