Homemade Almond Joys

 

Almond Joys Have Nuts

As I type this…..I may or may not be counting down the days until the Lenten season is over (4 days if you were wondering). As with every other year I gave up sugar (on of my vices) and Sunday just can’t get here quick enough so I can eat the Girl Scout Cookies I have stocked in my fridge!! As I inserted these pictures I started to drool over the thought of these yummy little treats. The truth is you either love or hate coconut. Being a lover myself, I thought it would be fun to try and recreate one of my favorite brand name candy bars/treat the Almond Joy.  I wasn’t able to taste the finished product but everyone that taste tested them for me said they were delicious. These would be a fun little treat on the Easter dessert table or pop them in that Easter basket. Wishing you and your family a very blessed Happy Easter and Passover!

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What you will need…

2 2/3 Cups of Sweetened Coconut

2 Egg Whites

1/3 Cup Condensed Milk

Raw Almonds

1 Cup Dark or Milk Chocolate Chips or 2-3 Chocolate Bars

About 1/3 Cup of Milk for Melting Chocolate

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a food processor with the metal blade, add coconut egg whites and condensed milk. Pulse until well processed. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray the sheet with cooking or baking spray.

I'm Processing This

I used a spoon for this step and molded a ball of the mixture onto the spoon. I then placed on the cookie sheet. You will want to make sure it is compact on the spoon(or in your hand) before placing on the sheet. You can re-mold if needed on the sheet.

Here's the Scoop

After you have filled up the cookie sheet, press an almond down into each lump of mixture.

Breaking the Mold

SIDENOTE-after I made this size, I realized that you can also do a ‘fun’ size and use a tablespoon amount instead of a bigger spoon. Just make sure that it is at least big enough to envelop the almond.

Place into the oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes or at least until golden brown.

Ready for a Chocolate Bath!

Place the pieces on a cooling rack with wax paper underneath. This will catch any stray coconut or chocolate drippings.

In a small saucepan, melt the chocolate over low heat stirring continuously. As chocolate is melting, add milk to thin out.

Mmmmm... Chocolate

There was no fancy way to coat the whole piece that I made so I used a spoon to pour over the coconut bites. You can be creative and dip them on one side, but I wanted more of a candy feel so I covered the top with chocolate.

These can be popped in the freezer or fridge to cool faster.

Joyous!

Enjoy!

About The Chic

Back in 2004 when I was looking to name my events company, I stumbled across the word 'Chic' in an old dictionary. The definition was: “a fashionable lifestyle, ideology, or pursuit”. I fell in love with the word and the idea that chic is the pursuit of something better, prettier, or cooler than you are today. Chic isn’t a state of being or even a destination, chic is the journey you take on the way to something greater. ~Rachel

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