These Gluten Free Almond Joy Brownie Bites are easy to make and even better to eat! Flavored with chocolate, almonds, and coconut, they’re sure to be a hit.
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Do you guys see all this amazing food I post and ever think, “Wow that must be so amazing to be able to bake like that all the time!”? Yes? Well let me let you in on a little secret. The life of a food blogger is not all that it seems.
Sure the food looks beautiful in these bright, white, styled photos. But you know what? It’s a lot of freakin work to get them there! Especially with gluten free baking – sometimes it can be such a pain when recipes don’t turn out right.
Like these Gluten Free Almond Joy Brownie Bites for example. This is not what they were supposed to be at all, but they’re kind of the result of a failed recipe experiment. BUT they’re a super delicious result, so we’re all good!
I originally wanted these brownies to be a layered brownie, like my Gluten Free Samoas Brownies. Brownie on the bottom, almond joy coconut filling topped with almonds, then drizzled or dipped in chocolate. It didn’t work out at all though.
The coconut layer was too hard to cut when cold (thanks coconut butter…) and it basically started cracking and shattering when I tried to cut them. NO BUENO.
In order to salvage the brownies that were still perfectly good, I decided to peel off the coconut layer, toss the brownies into a bowl, mush them all up together, and make brownie pops out of them. Basically, I was trying to make the best out of the situation. I hate wasting ingredients because we all know, baking gluten free is more expensive than baking with regular ingredients.
But then as I was rolling the brownies into balls, I had an idea. Why not shape them like little almond joy bars? Back into the bowl went all the brownies I just rolled and then I crumbled them up again but mixed them with some shredded coconut to pull in that almond joy flavor I was after.
I rolled them all back up, shaped them, and then pressed an almond into them. I’m not gonna lie, I gave myself a nice little pat on the back for that one. It’s always a good day when you can turn a bad situation into something good! Oh and these brownies are just my regular Fudgy Gluten Free Brownies. They’re so versatile!
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Amount Per Serving:Calories: 119 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 8mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 10g Protein: 1g