Almond Joy Candy Bars
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lwinikow April 22, 2013
The ingredients remind me of See's Cocoanut Special except that theirs is made with dark chocolate...I will try to make yours with dark chocolate to create the love child of the Almond Joy and Mounds Bars.
Patty K. April 21, 2013
I don't have the temperament for tempering. Does adding the coconut oil help keep these babies from "drying streaky"?
Tucker &. April 21, 2013
They didn't dry "streaky" without the coconut oil. The chocolate melted in hand easily, but that really wasn't a problem since they were gone in a flash.
msophelia April 21, 2013
definitely adding this to the 'must make' list. my favorite part of the recipe - 'The candies will keep for several days in an airtight container at room temperature.' that will not be an issue in my house. :)
Tucker &. April 21, 2013
These are totally amazing. I might add a bit of the coconut oil to the chocolate to give it a little more body when it dries, but maybe not.
Christina @. April 21, 2013
My aunt in Scotland taught me how to make Homemade Bounty/Mounds bars, similar to your Almond Joy, albeit, not as "healthy" ;) http://christinascucina.blogspot.com/search/label/Homemade%20Mounds%20or%20Bounty%20Chocolates
gaelc April 21, 2013
Okay, I made these yesterday and they were fantastic! I used maple syrup and dark chocolate which I tempered a bit. Everyone went nuts and wanted more. Thanks so much for sharing this gem of a recipe!
ajalice April 20, 2013
Oh my goodness!! These were a lifesaver yesterday. I live in Boston and was stuck in the house during the Lockdown. Almond Joys are the only "commercial" candy bar I will actually eat, so when I saw this I knew I had to make them. I luckily happened to have all the ingredients on hand and I promptly made a batch. After we were finally allowed to leave our houses, I brought them with me to share with the staff of my local bar, since I knew they would be super busy and needing treats. Everyone said they were the best candy bars ever, even better than the original Almond Joys! Thank you so so much for sharing this recipe!!
Sharon April 19, 2013
Fran's coconut Gold Bars are the great grown up version of an almond joy https://www.franschocolates.com/store/fc_search.php?substring=Coconut%20Gold%20Bar
mrslarkin April 19, 2013
I usually have to wait till Halloween when my kids willingly unload their Almond Joy and Mounds bars. This can be dangerous!
Mrs L, I will confess here and now, for all the world to see, that I actually buy Almond Joys to give out to the trick-or-treaters, and then hoard a bunch for myself. If I could only have one candy, this would be it. I think I'm going to make these to include in my holiday treat packages next December. ;o)
amysarah April 19, 2013
Call me shameless, but I've been known to buy and eat Almond Joys in full view! Hands down my fave candy since forever. In fact, they've inspired many sweets I've concocted over the years: passover coconut macaroons, dipped in chocolate, topped with toasted almonds; hot fudge sundaes made with coconut ice cream, sprinkled with toasted almonds...anything that combines the coconut/chocolate/almond trifecta, I'm there. You can bet I'll be making these.
Sophia H. April 19, 2013
I think these would also taste great,but a little different if you used soft honey dates purred and mixed into the coconut mixture. A little more fruity, but really good.
Sue M. April 19, 2013
These look so good, that dark chocolate is calling to me! I made a similar treat in bar form...
ChefJune April 19, 2013
Ohmygoodness! Kristin, you were sent from Heaven!!! Thank you SO much!!!! Will be making these this weekend, just as soon as I buy some coconut oil. and now MOUNDS are only a step away, as well.
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