Almond Joys are one of my most favorite candy bars. And because I know how I am when they’re around (#neverstopeating), I make it a point NOT to keep them in my house. That being said, there are moments in my life that require I partake (stressful moments, worrying moments, time of the month moments…), and it’s been so helpful having this recipe in my book, ready to whip up at a moment’s notice.
I’ve actually been sitting on this recipe for a while – no good reason for not sharing with you except laziness. For that, I’m sorry. These chocolates are so good and taste so much like the real thing, you might be a little upset I didn’t let you in on it sooner. I hope that once the sweet taste of coconut-y goodness hits you, you’ll forgive me immediately.
These little nuggets of heaven are a great treat to have ready for yourself to enjoy whenever the craving hits. Better still, they’d be amazing to serve to guests. They pack a mean statement on your behalf: everyone you make these for will think you have your act together since you have the time to make homemade candies! Ha, ha, we fooled them! They don’t know just how easy these are to make!
Ready for some magic?
The Time I Made Almond Joys – A Dupe Recipe
Serving Size: Makes 3 small, quarter sized pieces, or one “slightly larger than normal” sized bar.
- 1 T Coconut Oil
- 3 T Shredded Coconut
- 1 T Powdered Sugar
- 3 Almonds
- 1 T Semisweet Chocolate Chips
- Take all your ingredients – except for the almonds and chocolate – and mash it together with a fork until combined. This will take only a bit of time and some mashing power. It’ll end up looking like this:
- Shape into balls, flatten them a bit, then place on a parchment or wax paper lined plate – or whatever you have on hand – in the freezer. Keep it in there anywhere from 10 – 20 minutes
- Once they’re firm (which won’t take long thanks to the coconut oil), melt your chocolate in a bowl in 10 second increments
- Stir the chocolate until smooth and shiny
- Dip your semi-frozen pieces into the chocolate and roll them around so they are completely covered
- Return to the freezer for another 10 minutes so the chocolate can firm up, then enjoy!
* When you first mix everything together, it’ll look like it’ll never come together, but it will. Just keep pressing it together with the fork!