While I'm posting a recipe full of chocolate and coconut goodness today,
our family is actually enjoying the BEST DUTCH PASTRIES around at the Pella Tulip Festival!
These Dutch people seriously know how to make the most amazing mouth-watering, almond filled, buttery and flaky pastries. Wish you were with me to enjoy these treats!
These Almond Joy Bites will have to suffice as a "second best" treat for today! Trust me, though...they'll do!
This recipe is from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. Love her creative goody recipes!
Almond Joy Brownie BitesBrownie batter (homemade or from a boxed mix)
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. (I used mini-muffin paper liners.) 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. (This is the the most important step! Be sure to let these freeze long enough to completely harden!)
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.