Homemade Chocolate Bars

    45 min

    These chocolately treats are perfect for when you crave something sweet. They are made with chocolate, coconut, almonds and condensed milk.

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    Makes: 1 20x30cm tin

    • 110g butter, softened
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 125g plain flour
    • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 65g chopped almonds
    • 150g desiccated coconut
    • 1 (397g) tin sweetened condensed milk
    • 1 (450g) container ready-made chocolate icing, such as Betty Crocker

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 20x30cm baking tin.
    2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and caster sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the flour and cocoa powder. Press the dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared tin.
    3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, then remove from the oven and sprinkle the almonds and coconut over the base. Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk over the whole tin. Return to the oven.
    4. Bake for 15 additional minutes in the preheated oven or until golden. Allow to cool completely before icing with the prepared icing and cutting into squares.

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    Oh, how my family enjoyed this homemade "Almond Joy". This is a keeper that is frequently requested and very simple to make.  -  02 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The taste is very nice, the almonds add a great texture but the bars/squares didn't stay together. The icing stuck to the coconut mixture, but the coconut mixture did not adhere to the chocolate base at all. It was really messy to cut. Perhaps with another can of Condensed Milk to make the coconut and almond mixture more gooey it would stick. Not sure I'll give this another go. I'm very sorry  -  09 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Soooo yummy! (and easy to make!) I was searching for a recipe just like this with few ingredients...because I didn't want to go to the store. I substituted walnuts for almonds. I used a nonstick pan (un-greased) and subtracted 5 minutes from each cooking time. I did not find it messy at all like another reviewer did. I suggest using the nonstick pan - even the caramelized condensed milk scraped right off. I found an icing recipe on All Recipes and used that. I think this is a wonderful recipe and my bf (picky, picky) wants me to make it all the time. Thank you, this was perfect!  -  21 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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