These cute little sweet bites are not your average brownies you see they have a secret ingredient inside which is the ever popular Almond Joy candy bar. The mix of the brownies, walnuts and smooth texture from the Almond Joy are a pleasurable mix. And the best thing about them is their small size which you can easily pop into your mouth. The cupcake pan that I used said that it was mini but I have another mini pan which is smaller so I think it’s more of a medium size since its smaller then my regular pan and larger then my mini one. You can use 1/2 cup shortening or butter in place of the mix that I have if you do not have one on hand. I personally like the taste and texture the combination gives.
1/4 cup shortening
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup walnuts
1 almond joy candy bar
1. Pre-heat oven to 350F. In a large mixing bowl add shortening, butter, cocoa; beat in eggs, sugar and vanilla using a hand mixer. Add in sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
2. In a small food processor add walnuts and almond joy, pulse until coarsely chopped. Fold into batter.
3. In a non-stick mini cupcake pan add 1 heaping teaspoon full of batter into each cup. Bake for 15-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool.