Almond Joy Brownies

Almond Joy Brownies
Almond Joy Brownies

Almond Joy Brownies


Almond Joy Brownies

I’ve never really understood the Mounds versus the Almond Joy. Because let’s face it, they are both coconut candy bars; one just happens to have a couple of almonds stuck on top. Calling it an “Almond” Joy is very misleading when you think about it. To the uninitiated, it would seem as if the candy bar is all about almonds, so they are in for a shock when they bite into it and discover it’s made mostly of coconut. If they are a serious almond lover, or worse yet, they don’t like coconut, they are bound to feel a little cheated. Wouldn’t it be simpler to call it “Mounds with Almonds?"

But Almond Joys are something of an institution in the candy bar world, as is the silly catchphrase “Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t.” So you don’t mess with that, no matter how much of a misrepresentation the name may be. You just smile and nod and accept it, because it’s a cultural icon and everyone actually knows what it means. If they don’t, they must be from another country with a vastly different culture. Like Canada.

So this here Canadian decided she needed to de-sugar that famous, poorly-named candy bar and turn it into something that the health conscious could enjoy. I am sure that the very act of de-sugaring such an American standard is in itself considered treason. As a non-American, I can’t actually be accused of treason. I can, however, be deported from my adopted homeland. Oops. Please don’t tell anyone! Just make these brownies and enjoy them in the seclusion of your own home. It will be our little secret.

Almond Joy Brownies


  • Amanda Keogh


  • Nella

    I want the almond joy brownie recipe

    • Swerve

      Hi Nella, here is the link:

  • Kim D

    Can't wait to try this recipe and swerve!

  • Amanda B

    The difference between Almond Joys and Mounds are Almond Joys are made with milk chocolate and an almond and Mounds don't have almonds so they are made with dark chocolate. I'm a milk chocolate fan so totally Almond Joys over Mounds (my dad use to say they were called Amanda Joy till I learned to read lol so that's another reason for Almond Joys over Mounds)!!!

  • Jamie Schoppmann

    I can not get this recipe to show up for the life of me. I've tried Pinterest, my phone, my home computer and nothing :(

    • Swerve

      Hi Jamie! Sorry for the recipe difficulty. Looks like it's working now. Let us know if you have any more issues.

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