Almond Joy Brownies

Almond Joy Brownies
Almond Joy Brownies

Almond Joy Brownies

Recipes   Gluten Free     Sweets    


  • 1 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup Swerve Sweetener (more if you like it sweeter)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup to 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Almond Joy Filling
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's Swerve Sweetener
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 3 cups shredded coconut
  • 30 whole almonds (about 1/4 cup)
Chocolate Ganache
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup confectioner's Swerve Sweetener
  • 3 oz unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 300F and grease a 9x13 inch baking pan well.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the almond flour, sweetener, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt butter and unsweetened chocolate together over low heat, stirring until smooth. Add to almond flour mixture.
  4. Stir in eggs and vanilla extract until well combined. Add just enough water to make the batter pourable. Pour batter into prepared baking pan and smooth the top.
  5. Bake 20 to 30 minutes, until just barely set in the center. Less for more fudgy brownies, more for darker brownies.
Almond Joy Filling
  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring cream to a simmer and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in sweetener and almond extract. Sprinkle surface with xanthan gum and whisk vigorously to combine.
  2. Stir in shredded coconut. Let mixture cool 5 to 10 minutes and then spread over cooled brownies. When cool, place almonds evenly in 6 rows (5 almonds across).
Chocolate Ganache
  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine cream and sweetener. Bring to just a simmer, then remove from heat and add chopped chocolate and vanilla. Let sit 5 minutes and then whisk until smooth.
  2. Pour evenly over the top of the filling and spread to the edges. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.
  3. Cut into 30 bars.

Makes 30 brownies

Almond Joy Brownies
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 brownie

Servings 30

Calories 200
Total Fat 19g
Total Saturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 60mg
Total Carbs 17g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 1g
Swerve 11g
Protein 4g
Net Carbs: 3g
Almond Joy Brownies


  • Amy

    17 carbs per serving or for the whole thing?

    • Swerve

      Hi Amy, Each brownie is 17 g of total carbs, but when you subtract fiber and swerve, each serving is 3g net carbs. Hope this helps!

  • mara

    This looks so good! Can you tell me of the total !7g carbs, how many of them are the swerve?

    • Swerve

      Hi Mara! We've updated the nutrition facts. 11g of carbs are coming from Swerve. Thanks your comment!

  • Leo Lamaca

    I love this "Almond Joy Brownies"` recipe. It worked well (just started cooking Keto-way). However, I had to convert all the measurements to grams and ounze weights. That is the only request I would like because I also tried the "Blueberry Cheesecake Bar" which was another success except for the shortbread which turned out a little soft (might have miscalculated the flour weights).

  • Mary Pope

    Could you please explain how you get 3 NET carbs from the recipe. Thanks so much.

    • Swerve

      Hi Mary! We previously had a typo on these nutrition facts saying there was only 1g of Swerve per serving - it's actually 11g of Swerve per serving. Sorry about that! Also, you may be thinking, why aren't net carbs 2g, since 17 - 4 - 11 = 2g? We actually use a formula that looks at the raw data of the nutritional analysis, rather than rounded numbers, since we want to give you guys nutrition information that is as accurate as possible! Thanks and feel free to contact us if you have any more questions.

  • Tonia Kelemen

    Can this be frozen?

    • Swerve

      Hi Tonia! We've never tried, but they should be just fine frozen.

  • TJ

    I live in a small town and don´t know where I can get xanthan gum at. Does Walmart carry it?

    • Swerve

      Hi TJ! I see that Bob's Red Mill Xanthan Gum is available on Walmart's website!

  • AnneM

    Could you please consider having the nutritional information print out with the recipe? It is very important item that some of us track.Thank you.

  • Shawnee

    Is the nutritional value based on sweetened or unsweetened coconut?

    • Swerve

      Hi Shawnee, the nutrition facts are based on unsweetened coconut!

  • Julia

    What size is a serving... 2x2? 3x3? Or how many ounces ?

    • Swerve

      Hi Julia! A serving is about 2 x 2.

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