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Almond Joy Blondies

Photo: Jessica Colyer

Hands On time 15 mins
Total time 50 mins
Yield

Serves 9 (serving size: 1 blondie)

If you're a fan of Almond Joy,  the classic chocolate, almond, and coconut bars, you're going to fall head over heels for these blondies. This easy dessert lets actual Almond Joy bars become the centerpiece as they form swirls and chunks of delicious candy goodness. If you find yourself with a bag of leftover Halloween candy, save the Almond Joys for these sweet treats right here. 

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup Almond Joy flavored creamer (such as International Delight)
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 large egg
  • 12 snack size Almond Joy candy bars, divided
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour (about 5.6 ounces)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 tablespoons almonds, chopped

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 325°.

  2. Coat an 8x8-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Melt butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Stir in sugar, creamer, and coconut; let cool 10 minutes. Whisk in the egg.

  3. Place 3 Almond Joy candy bars in a medium microwave-safe bowl; microwave 30 to 45 seconds or until completely melted. Add cocoa powder, stirring to combine. Set aside.

  4. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, stirring to combine. Stir in almond extract. Add ⅓ cup batter to cocoa powder mixture, stirring to combine.

  5. Add ½ of the white batter to prepared pan. Dollop with ½ of the chocolate batter. Top with remaining white batter. Dollop with remaining chocolate batter. Using a knife, gently swirl batters together, leaving large streaks of white. Press remaining 9 Almond Joy candy bars into batter to make 3 rows of Sprinkle with nuts. Bake at 325° for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out almost clean.