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Copycat Almond Joy™ Candy Bars

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Copycat Almond Joy™ Candy Bars
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 12
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Copycat Almond Joy™ Candy Bars

You won't believe how easy these tasty little bites of the tropics are. Just a matter of minutes and a few basic ingredients, and you've got a chocolate-covered treat so good, it tastes like vacation.


cup raw almonds
tablespoons corn syrup
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
tablespoon melted butter
cups shredded coconut
teaspoon coconut extract (optional)
teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2
cups milk chocolate


  • 1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spread the almonds on a baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for about 10 minutes.
  • 2 In a large bowl, stir together the corn syrup, powdered sugar, melted butter, coconut extract, shredded coconut and vanilla extract, to form a thick paste.
  • 3 Moisten hands slightly and form mixture into small rectangular cubes (or roll it into balls). Place on a sheet of parchment paper.
  • 4 In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate by microwaving it for 15 seconds, then stirring, microwaving for 15 seconds, then stirring, etc. until it's smooth and melty.
  • 5 Dip coconut squares into the melted chocolate. Gently spread the chocolate around the coconut until the filling is fully covered by chocolate. Press a toasted almond into the top of the chocolate and allow to dry completely before serving.
  • 6 Allow to cool at room temperature until chocolate hardens.
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Coconut Almond Bites

As prepared by Cheeky Kitchen,

There's something perfectly wonderful about chocolate and coconut. Top it all off with a toasted almond, and you've got yourself decadent perfection. 

These easy, homemade chocolates are surprisingly quick to toss together. They require no bake time whatsoever and can be whipped up in just minutes. Better yet, they taste about ten times better than the stuff you buy in stores. Sweet and creamy, and totally addictive.

If you're not used to candy making, have no fear! Here's a photo tutorial of each step.

For starters, mix together the coconut filling. It should be thick and sturdy, slightly sticky, but not overly so.

Coconut Almond Bites Filling

Form the coconut into squares. Just moisten your fingers a bit and press it into place, as you would clay or play-dough. Simple!

Melt your chocolate (use high quality chocolate for a nice, thin layer and crazy-good flavor), then dip your coconut squares one at a time.

Coconut Almond Bites Recipe

Top the just-dipped square with a toasted almond, then allow it to cool on a piece of parchment.

Coconut Almond Bites Final

Bite into that heavenly piece of perfection and pat yourself on the back! You did good!

Coconut Almond Bites

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