Almond Joy Candy Bar Recipe

Almond Joy Candy Bar Recipe


  • 14oz Baker's sweetened coconut (Baker's brand is important for quality of recipe)
  • 4 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/3 can sweetened condensed milk (1/3 of 14 ounce can)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil, melted
  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate, chopped (high quality brand like Lindt Excellence)
  • 30 roasted & salted almonds


Line a baking sheet or tray with parchment paper. Spray lightly with non-stick spray.

In a food processor, pulse the coconut until its broken down a bit. You can also use a chopping knife, making several passes over the coconut to ensure it's chopped well. This step helps when you bite into the candy bar so you don't have long strings of coconut.
Combine all ingredients (except the almonds) in a medium bowl, mix well until well combined. Using gloved hands, take a small scoop of the coconut mixture and form into a rectangle in your hand and place on the parchment lined tray. Continue until all of the mixture is gone. Place two almonds side by side atop each bar, pressing into the bar and reforming the shape as needed.
Place in the tray in the freezer for 1 hour. When ready, temper the chocolate by melting 1 1/2 cups (half the chocolate) in a bowl for 1 minute in the microwave, stopping each 20 seconds to stir. Once fully melted, add the rest of the chocolate and mix well until smooth. It may take 1-2 minutes of stirring before it all melts. At this point the chocolate should be tempered. If there are still un-melted chunks of chocolate, reheat it for just 5 seconds and vigorously stir.
Dunk the entire coconut bar in the melted chocolate, remove with a fork, tapping to remove the excess chocolate, and place back onto the parchment paper. Continue until all are covered in chocolate. Since the chocolate is tempered, it should set up quickly and should be ready to serve within 10 minutes or so. Wrap individually for freshness and store in the fridge.
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