It’s also a great way to fill hungry tummies or satisfy the munchies!
Nary a grandchild will turn down yummy treats.
Here’s a recipe that your grandchildren would love to make — and to eat — with you.
Almond Joy Brownie Bites
1 box (family-sized) brownie mix
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (14 ounce) bag shredded coconut
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup almonds chopped
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Put cupcake paper liners in a regular-sized muffin tin. (Don’t use the mini-sized tins.)
Make brownies according to the direction on the package. Fill each cupcake liner halfway with the batter. Bake for 12 minutes.
While they are baking, mix the coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and regular milk together. (Sweetened condensed milk is the nectar of the gods, don’t you think?!)
Remove the brownies from the oven and top with some of the sweetened coconut. Sprinkle the chopped almonds on top
Place back in the oven and bake for an additional 14-16 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
If you want, you can drizzle melted chocolate chips over the top. (After my spectacular drizzling failure, I opted out of doing that.)
Here’s a picture of the final product. (I was in a hurry when I made these little fellas so I didn’t take pictures throughout the process. I’m assuming that you can still figure out how to make them without all of the pictures. N’est-ce pas?)
If you like brownies, and if you like coconut, you’ll love these tasty morsels. So will your grandchildren. If you serve them warm with vanilla bean ice cream, your grandkids would probably eat these brownie bites all gone in a flash!
Are you ready to hear what I learned when I made these? (You’d think after all of these years that I’ve lived that I would at least be able to follow a simple recipe! Sigh.)
This recipe should make 24 brownie bites. I wasn’t good at judging what constituted filling each cupcake only half full. I put too much batter in them. So, I ended up not having enough batter to make 24 of them. I only had about 18.
That should have been okay.
They ended up being rather gooey in the middle because there was so much dough and because I didn’t cook them long enough for how much dough there was.
Because I didn’t have 24 brownies, that gave me lots — and I do mean LOTS — of coconut topping per brownie bite. Almost too much. Now, I like coconut. And I LOVE sweetened condensed milk. But, having too much coconut on top was almost over-the-top-coconut for me.
Mmmmm . . . is that all that went wrong? I do believe so.
As I was making them, it sure seemed like I was goofing up a lot. Sigh.
I hope you have a splendid (and successful) time making these with your grandkids. Bon appétit!