Friday, March 23, 2012

Almond Joy Brownie Stacks

Today I had a weird day.
Weird days deserve dessert.
Not just any dessert- EXCELLENT dessert. Also, it's the weekend! 
Hooray for Fridays! We love you!
This stuff will make you happy, I promise :)

Almond Joy Brownie Stacks
Makes anywhere from 9-20 stacks, depending on the size you want.

For the brownies:
Your favorite brownie recipe or mix.
Bake it up, and let cool completely.

For the coconut Filling:
2 Cups sweetened, shredded coconut
1/2 cup cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. coconut extract
1 1/2 cups cool whip
3/4 cup powdered sugar

In a small sauce pan, over medium heat combine cream and coconut and mix until heated through and coconut has absorbed the cream mostly.
Turn off heat, and mix in extracts.
When mixture is completely cooked, fold in cool whip and powdered sugar.
This stuff is dangerously yummy!

For the Chocolate Glaze:
Melt 1 bag of milk chocolate chips, with 4 Tbsp (1/4 cup, half a stick) Butter.

For the Almond Topping:
1 Cup of sliced almonds, toasted
Drizzle with some melted chocolate, if your heart wants to do such a thing.

To assemble:
Cut your brownies into desired size squares.
Remove a brownie, and cut in half horizontally, so you have 2 very flat brownie halves.
Spread a generous amount of melted chocolate glaze on one half.
Top with 5-8 toasted almonds.
On top of that, Plop on a generous tablespoon(ish) of coconut filling.
Top with other brownie half and repeat, except top with the almonds this time. 
Drizzle with More chocolate glaze if desired!


1 comment:

  1. i know some coconut lovers who would kill for this....i am going to make these for sure....nan