Almond Joy Brownie Bars

Fudgy, Dense Brownies Layered with a Sweet Cream Cheese Coconut Topping, Crunchy Roasted Almonds, and a Smooth Chocolate Glaze.  These Almond Joy Inspired Bars might change your mind about coconut!

Almond Joy Brownie Bars | Baking a Moment

Omg you guys.  The craziest thing is happening to me!

I never thought I'd say this, but...

I LIKE COCONUT!

Wha???  How did that happen?  Is that even possible?

Seriously, how can somebody go from being a coconut hater for nearly 40 years, to a coconut lover, almost overnight???

Almond Joy Brownie Bars | Baking a Moment

These bars definitely played a key role.

-Is it too late to be posting a coconut recipe?  I hope not.  I'm so out of the coconut loop, I'm telling you!  I'm totally a newbie to the coconut club, so please tell me I'm not committing a coconut faux pas by posting a coconut recipe after Easter.-

*Why is coconut such an Easter thing, anyway?*

Anyhow, back to the bars, and my complete coconut 180.  Mr. Allie loves coconut and has always wished for me to make more coconut desserts.  I'm whipping the coconut into soft cream cheese + vanilla extract, tasting for sweetness, and having a complete coconut epiphany.  Cue the choir of angels!  Hallelujah, and praise be to coconut!

Almond Joy Brownie Bars | Baking a Moment

This is an easy recipe that just begins with your favorite brownie recipe.  Do you have a favorite brownie recipe?  You know I do.  It's dense and fudgy and extremely dark-chocolatey.  You'll only need one bowl and no mixer, and it's completely made from scratch, with pantry staples.  It's one of the most popular recipes on this blog!  If you don't already have a box in your cupboard, or an old standby recipe, I think you'll really like this one!

Almond Joy Brownie Bars | Baking a Moment

Once the brownies are all baked up and cooled, just top them with this infamous coconut cream mixture.  It's so good!

Almond Joy Brownie Bars | Baking a Moment

Press a few almonds in...

Almond Joy Brownie Bars | Baking a Moment

...and drizzle on the chocolate glaze. 

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