Almond Joy Recipe

Make Almond Joy Bars at home! Make 'em big or small, and remember that if you skip the almonds, you've made homemade Mounds too!

Ingredients

  • 5 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 14 fluid ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 24-30 almonds almonds, raw and whole
  • 4 cups chocolate candy melts

Directions

  1. Mix together the coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and powdered sugar. Press the coconut mixture into the baking dish, and place (uncovered) in the freezer for at least 30 minutes (up to an hour).
  2. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate melting candy by microwaving for 1 minute or heating over low heat on the stove until smooth. Remove from heat and let it cool for about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the coconut mixture from the freezer and lift from the baking dish using the parchment paper. Cut the coconut into bars (I cut 9 bars, and mine were quite large).
  4. Dip the backs of two almonds in the chocolate (which will act as "glue") and stick the almonds to a coconut bar. Use a fork to dip then entire bar into the chocolate. Move quickly so that the bar doesn't fall apart. Tap on the edge of the bowl to release any extra chocolate. Move the dipped bar to a sheet of wax paper or silicon mat to let cool and harden.
  5. Repeat with all of the bars.
Almond Joy Bars Photo

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/2 a bar
Servings Per Recipe 18

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 264
Calories 535

% Daily Value*
51%
Total Fat 33g
8%
  Saturated Fat 2g
3%
Sodium 82mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate 54g
7%
  Dietary Fiber 6g
  Sugars 44g
11%
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

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