Almond Joy Brownies
Ghirardelli Ultimate Fudge brownie mix
Prepare and bake in 8X8 pan per package directions; let cool. (or don't if there's no time, in my case)
reserve the frosting for later
In a sauce pan combine:
3/4 cup cream
3/4 cup sugar
Stir on medium heat 3 minutes or so until sugar is dissolved
Take off heat and add
2 tsp of vanilla
2 cups flaked coconut (like this! the big flaky kind the size of pieces of gum - I get mine from Nuttyguys.com - or the old standby shredded will work)
and 1/2 cup chopped almonds
Spread over brownies.
Melt your frosting packet in the microwave and drizzle over coconut mixture.