Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a Pillsbury Bake-Off recipe from the 50s. The Almond Joys are melted and mixed into the recipe. I expected a more chocolately brownie when I discovered this recipe and was surprised to end up with a "blonde" coconut brownie with only a hint of chocolate taste. Very good.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 ounces almond joy candy bars (4 whole regular sized candy bars or 8 miniature candy bars)
  • 12 cup butter (I prefer butter, but original recipe called for shortening) or 12 cup shortening (I prefer butter, but original recipe called for shortening)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup chopped almonds


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease 9-inch square pan.
  3. In medium saucepan over low heat, melt candy bars and shortening, stirring occasionally until chocolate and shortening are melted.
  4. Add sugar and vanilla; blend well.
  5. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Stir in flour, salt and chopped almonds; mix well.
  7. Spread in greased pan.
  8. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center.
  9. Cool completely; cut into bars.


Most Helpful

I've made these 4 or 5 times in the last two months for different parties and occasions and they are by far the most popular new item that I've baked. I don't even add the almonds if I don't have any...still goes quickly and have been asked for the recipe several times.

michelles11 December 13, 2014

These were soooo good. I made for a family reunion and they were all gone before it was over! I melted some milk chocolate and lightly drizzled it over the bars..I did it before I cut them, next time I will cut first then drizzle because it started to come off the brownies when cut into! Thanks I will make this often!

Rollin in the Dough! October 04, 2009

Sinful!!! Really good (and really BAD :) ) I'll be making these again, even if I can't have them!

Outta Here December 22, 2006

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