Almond Joy Bars

Sometimes the more I think the more confused I get!  Just ask the Rancher.  I am not sure if it’s because I am an over analyzer and miss the obvious or the blond coming out.

I made these bars and told J, “I don’t understand why they call them Almond Joy Bars when there are NO almonds, not even almond extract, NO almond anything!”  Then I waived the recipe in front of his face.  J told me to call them Mounds Bars and get over it.  He’s practical like that.

As I was typing up the recipe for this blog post there was a shot sentence towards the end of the recipe.  A short sentence sandwiched between two other sentences that read “Sprinkle with slivered almonds.” 

Here is the original recipe .  My recipe goes something like this:

CRUST:

1 cup or 1 pkg. Graham Crackers, crushed
1/8 c. Powdered Sugar
1/2 stick Butter, melted

Mix and press into 9×9 inch pan. Bake for 7 minutes at 350 degrees.

FILLING:

1 can (14 oz) Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 package (14 oz.) pkg. Coconut

Mix together. Spread over baked crust and bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees or until coconut is starting to turn golden brown on the edges.

TOPPING:

6 oz. Chocolate Chips
6 oz. Butterscotch Chips
2 Tbsp. Nutella or Peanut Butter

Slivered Almonds – Optional

Pour over baked coconut mixture. Sprinkle with slivered almonds. Cool for 6 to 8 hours before cutting into squares.

So, this recipe for Almond Joy Bars is the real thing; there are almonds.  Be warned, if you come to my house and I serve Almond Joy Bars they may or may not have almonds!  I will guarantee that you will love them, if you are a coconut fan that is.

Linking up with:  Two Maids a Baking at Two Maids a Milking

Crazy Sweet Tuesday and a Linky Party at Crazy for Crust

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5 Responses to Almond Joy Bars

  1. Candy C. says:

    Wait, cool for 6 to 8 hours?!? They would all be gone in 6 to 8 hours at our house!! 😉
    I think they would be fabulous with or without the almonds! Great recipe!

  2. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says:

    Oh. My. God. You had me at almond joy (my FAVORITE candy) but there are butterscotch chips AND Nutella??? Swoon. Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday! 🙂

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