Thursday, July 25, 2013

Almond Joy...

Today was one of those cool, midsummer, delightful days...  The temperature is low, predicted to run probably in the fifties tonight...  All week cool...  I'm loving it.  What is on my to do list?  Well, of course, laundry...  Warm, fluffy towels and stacks of linens and tee shirts...  I burned my linen candle to keep me motivated to get the whole job done...  I tend to stop at different places in the process... So many steps to the job.

Some recipes called for regular sized cupcakes.  I preferred to make the little minis...

I also tackled a time-consuming recipe, Almond Joy bites...  Here are a few shots of these little guys in progress.  I recommend throwing the brownie mix in a 9 by 13 and scooping the "joy" part over the top and baking as a dessert.  These were a little bit of deliciousness, but the papers were enveloped in the juice from the almond joy part...  kind of a hot mess...  I delivered little plates of these to several of my dear friends...

Ingredients are as follows:

1 box of family size Chocolate Fudge brownie mix 
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk 
1 (14 oz.) bag coconut
1/4 C milk
1 C chocolate chips, melted
1/4 C almonds (or nuts), crushed


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line mini cupcake pan with paper liners.  (Don't skip the paper liners!)

Make brownie batter as directed on box.  Fill each muffin cup about half full or less.  Bake about fifteen minutes.  While baking stir together milk, sweetened condensed milk, and coconut.   Scoop about one tsp. on top of each cupcake.

Bake fifteen more minutes.  Let cool completely.  You can stop there if you're happy.  I sure was!  Or melt chocolate chips and drizzle over bites and sprinkle on crushed almonds.

The recipe calls to take off the liners, but I couldn't...  Too stuck on with the drizzle overload.  The smaller the bite, the better it works...

Makes at least 48, probably more.  I put the last little bit in a small ovenware bowl and made a little slab of goodness...

1 comment:

NanaDiana said...

My gosh, Gayla. I have a friend that would probably eat the whole pan full. They look delicious- xo Diana