Tiny Treats

My little sister had a band concert last night, and I was volunteered to help make desserts for a bake sale afterwards. My mom gave me a recipe for Almond Joy brownie bites. Upon further inspection, I saw that she got it from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen, and that it uses a pre-made brownie mix. Count me in.

You can find the recipe and directions by clicking on the link, but I'll repost them here as well. You really should check out her blog, though. She's hilarious. Not to mention she has great recipes to share.


Brownie batter (homemade, from a boxed mix, whatever is your favorite. I used Ghirardelli)

4 cups sweetened shredded coconut
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
About 4 dozen almonds
Chocolate candy melts or almond bark

Preheat your oven according to brownie recipe directions and generously spray two mini muffin pans with nonstick spray. Fill cups about 1/2 full with brownie batter and bake according to directions. When brownies are done, place pans on a cooling rack and remove brownies once cooled completely.

In a medium bowl, combine coconut and sweetened condensed milk. With clean 
hands, roll coconut mixture into balls and press onto tops of brownie bites. 

Press an almond into the top of each. Place brownies in the freezer to harden for about 15 minutes.

Melt almond bark or candy melts according to directions. Remove brownies from freezer and dip the tops in the chocolate. Place dipped brownies on a wax paper lined baking sheet and refrigerate until chocolate is set.

Depending on what brownie recipe you use, you should get about 36-48 brownie bites.

Then we packaged them two to a ziplock baggie and sold them at the bake sale for $1. Everyone loved them, and it helped raised money for the band program. And that always makes me feel good. I would definitely make these again for another occasion. They taste just like an Almond Joy candy bar, so if you like them, you'll love these brownie bites. And if you haven't had an Almond Joy, you should still try these. Because they're pretty darn good.

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