Pinterest is a dangerous place! We’ve already established that. But it is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. When I’m tired and I need to just unwind and “do” nothing, I love to browse through the latest recipe pins. I was innocently scanning the latest posts, when I came across the most delectable picture, entitle Almond Joy Bars. They looked amazing and I clicked through to Our Recipe Garden blog to find out how they were made. After reading it, I realized I already had all the ingredients and it was only about a 5 or 10 minute mix-up. Needless to say, the other four blog posts I was working on, were set aside for a moment and I set out to put this yummy treat together. Since I love Almond Joy candy bars, the first thing I changed up was to add almonds to the recipe. I also used an additional bag of chocolate chips and simplified the assembly. This makes a HUGE batch and cut into 2 x 2 pieces, made 54 squares. They are fast, easy and definitely worthy of any Christmas cookie and candy tray you put together over the next few weeks. The recipe below is my variation on the original.