Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

If you love Almond Joy candy bars, this recipe is for you.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Combine the eggs, sugar, canola oil, butter, vanilla, and coconut extract into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Beat ingredients on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder. Starting with the flour mixture alternate flour, and then buttermilk till all is combined.
  5. Add egg mixture.
  6. Mix until just combined. Do NOT over mix. Fold in coconut, chocolate chips and almonds.
  7. Pour into two loaf pans that have been greased and floured or sprayed with cooking spray.
  8. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour.
  9. Remove from oven and place on rack to dry. While cakes are still warm, poke several holes in the top of the cake with a fork. Drizzle Coconut Glaze into the holes.
  10. Coconut Glaze:.
  11. Place ingredients into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Allow to boil for about a minute.
  12. Turn heat off but leave saucepan on burner. Drizzle over bread.
  13. Cool.


Most Helpful

I have made this bread several times to great reviews from everyone. My son's boss even offered to buy some. I usually leave the glaze off. This recipe makes enough for 3 disposable loaf pans. Thanks!

Cokie17039 December 29, 2008

I followed the recipe exactly and it was definitely too sweet. I was really looking forward to a bread that tasted like Almond Joy - but it's more like a really sweet, sticky bread that tastes like a really sweet, sticky bread. Definitely recommend taking it out of the pan before glazing. That may cause another problem - not sure how it will hold together before it's completely cool - but I made mine in well greased glass and aluminum loaf pans and both of them left their bottoms in the pan. (I glazed while still in the pans.) Also, I have a pretty "true" oven but I had to bake for a few more mins for the centers to be done. By that time, the outsides were more done than I would have liked. Maybe with a few modifications (more cocoa powder, coconut extract, less glaze/sugar) this would be 4 or 5 stars, but as is, I won't make it again. Sorry.

Amy020 July 24, 2008

Great bread - I made some changes which made it overly sweet so i'll follow directions next time. I added 1 tsp almond extract to enhance the almond flavor. Then I added a third T cocoa powder (am a chocoholic), and then added about 1/3 c cocoa (again, I realize i have a problem!)and some cornstarch to the glaze to make it chocolate...and a bit thicker. I wasn't sure as per directions if i had to cool the bread in or out of the pan, and when to glaze it. (in or out). I recommend turning it out of the pan or else, with the glaze, it's hard to get out. Also, I wasn't sure what size pan to use. I made one medium loaf of bread and about 5 jumbo muffins which doesn't sound like a full 2nd loaf. All in all, it was a tasty recipe and definitely like eating an almond joy candy bar!

Rachie P April 09, 2008

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