This recipe for Almond Joy Amish Friendship Bread is a take on one of our favorite candy bars! Submitted by Kitchen Friend Gale Reeves, it uses cocoa, espresso powder, and coconut to get that classic, candy bar flavor.
You can dress up this recipe up and transform it from a simple loaf into an elegant dessert. Kitchen Friend Suzy chose to make a cake: “I made mine in a Bundt pan instead of loaf pans.”
Kitchen Friend Gale Reeves also brought this recipe to the next level with her drizzle topping: “The batter was very thick, but baked to a moist, delicious bread. I glazed the bread with a ganache.”
Almond Joy Amish Friendship Bread
- 1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup oil
- ½ cup milk
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 tablespoon espresso powder
- 1 small box instant chocolate pudding
- 1 cup coconut
- 1½ cups slivered almonds
- Chocolate Ganache optional
- Preheat oven to 325° F (165° C).
- In a large mixing bowl, add ingredients as listed.
- Grease 2 large loaf pans.
- Dust the greased pans with granulated sugar.
- Pour the batter evenly into loaf pans.
- Bake for 1 hour, or until the bread loosens evenly from the sides and a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
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Almond Joy Amish Friendship Bread does it make one Bundt cake or does it make 2 Bundt cakes
Yes, this recipe should fill 1 Bundt cake pan. The conversion times for baking with a bundt pan is at the bottom of this page, as well: https://www.friendshipbreadkitchen.com/conversion-tables/
Let us know if you have any other questions!
I will be trying this recipe for sure. It looks yummy.
Karen K. says
I made this recipe with my own twist, I used coconut oil instead of vegetable oil and I replaced the milk with coconut cream. I also used walnuts because I didn’t have almonds. It was delicious!
How long would you cook this in a Bundt pan?
Darien Gee says
An hour, Kelly You can check pan swaps here: https://www.friendshipbreadkitchen.com/conversion-tables/
Karen Bohorquez says
I left out the espresso powder because I didn’t have it but otherwise followed the recipe to make two loaf pans. This bread is okay on day one but definitely much much better on days 2 and 3, when we really devoured it. The texture and taste were delicious. It isn’t something I’d eat every week, but every other month sounds delightful.
Tammy Woodall says
I want to make this recipe for my family and Mom. They would love it.
Cassandra Dunbar says
I’m going to make this recipe for myself and my mom!
Claudia Thompson says
Oops Almond Joy to share with 2 sisters.
Claudia Thompson says
Looks delicious. Will share with sisters.
Cheryl Savransky says
This almond joy bread looks heavenly!
Diane Adams says
I LOVE Almond Joys. Just finished up an Almond Joy cappuccino. This would have gone perfectly with it! It looks gorgeous in the picture, as made in the bundt pan. Definitely want to try this one!
Nancy Evans says
YUM!!! I cant wait to try this one!! Love all the variations so I can keep the starter going without boredom. Thank you!
I just love this site, and all the news and forums. Also the best recipes….I have been a member sine 2011 and tried many things. Actually have about 5 starters in my freezer now. Took one out the other day and fed it and I am waiting for a couple of days to see those glorious bubbles…. then I want to try the cinnamon twists. they look and sound yummie!!! Thank you all for sharing….I would like to share some pictures but I do not know how to upload from my camera. are their any teachers who would like to give me a few hints?
Laura Strnad says
To upload pictures you take the little card out of your camera and put it into the slot in your laptop or computer and download them and then send them from your pictures. I hope that helps my daughter showed me how to do it. It will automatically show in your laptop or computer when they are complete. I would love to try this bread too but with reduced sugar in cause my daughter is prediabetic.
You should also be able to connect your camera to your computer via USB. Sometimes your computer will automatically open up the camera. If not, then you should be able to do it from your file manager. Highlights, click and drag to your pictures folder.
Vivian March says
Betty, you are sharing something I’m not sure how to do. I just froze two cups (in 1 cup bags) So, when I take it out do I feed it like it is Day 6 or Day 10?
Darien Gee says
Vivian, this post should help: https://www.friendshipbreadkitchen.com/tutorial-reviving-frozen-amish-friendship-bread-starter/. If it’s 1 cup of starter, feed it like it’s Day 6. Or use it right away once it thaws!
I make so much of the bread and now I see I have a new recipe..I have made many different ones too and I don’t share my starter. My husband loves to give it to people so that is an enjoyment. Can’t keep it in the freezer long enough. This bread freezes beautifully too..I make muffins too…
donna k bailey says
gona try it sounds good
Debby Watts says
Love me some Amish Breads
Zeruiah Borre says
OMG !!! gonna have to make this SOON! Almond Joy is my fav candy !!! YUMMO !!
I am for sure going to make this one. I need to get a few of the items listed that I don’t have on hand first. I have made the Hazelnut cake three times now. My husband loves it the most. I have made the carrot cake twice plus some of the others too. I pick out the ones I think my husband would like and go from there. So I am pretty sure he will love this one too.
can’t wait to try this!!!!!!!! YYYYYUUUUUMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!
MaryBeth Garner says
I can hardly wait to make some of the different recipes….they all sound wonderful!!!!!!
carol lee says
what does friendship bread starter mean ? it calls for one cup, i don’t know ? this recipe looks fabulous i want to try it ~ please inform me ~
Gary Miller says
you can get the recipe to make it at… https://www.friendshipbreadkitchen.com/recipe-box/
I would love to try this.
Love almonds and love Friendship bread. Putting them together must make a once-in-a-lifetime drooling experience!
Joanne Johnson says
This sounds sinful….. YUMMY!!!!!!
Flossie Stryker says
Love the Amish people. Love their recipes also.