Homemade Almond Joys

I can’t get enough coconut. Any dish is made better with coconut incorporated into it. (Exaggeration? Perhaps.) I just love it! It’s good with chocolatey desserts; it’s good with fruity desserts; it’s good with meat and seafood. What an amazing little food you are, coconut. Consider this recipe my ode to you.

Homemade Almond Joys
Makes about 6

1 cup sweetened coconut, shredded
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
12 ounces milk chocolate
12 almonds

Combine coconut and condensed milk in a medium sized bowl.

Place bowl in freezer for about 5-7 minutes to allow mixture to harden. Move to fridge and leave for one hour.

Do not worry if the milk separates slightly from the coconut. Shape mixture into small, candy-sized ovals.

Melt chocolate on medium heat in a saucepan until creamy and no chunks remain. Dip coconut ovals into chocolate and coat completely. Lay on parchment paper for chocolate to harden. While exterior is still soft, place 1-2 almonds into chocolate. Let continue to harden until they are ready to eat. (But who are we kidding? I ate 5 right away.)


4 thoughts on “Homemade Almond Joys

  1. Ohh….these look fabulous. I am going to try them this week! (I may have to run for a couple hours to work it off the calories, but it will be worth it!)

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