Home Made Almond Joy is Easy to Make
One of my favorite candy bars is an almond joy. I’m pleased to say that home made almond joy candy is very easy to make, so you can have it as often as you want, without a trip to the grocery store. The recipe couldn’t be more easy. Some times you feel like a nut…sometimes you don’t!
I really had a fancy for some almond joys today and didn’t have any in the house, so I thought how hard can it be? As it turns out, super easy!
I also wanted to try out my new Fraser digital kitchen scale to see how it weighs! (affiliate) Previously I had a cheap plastic scale that took up a lot of room on my counter. I love the design of this one. It is thin enough to store in a drawer, or even on its side on the counter. Happy to say it weighs perfectly!I love the way I can use any bowl I want for weighing on this scale by just toggling the tare button after I place the bowl or plate on it. Super sleek design and easy to store too.
The secret to this candy is the coconut, of course, and also the almonds. Be sure to use the freshest ingredients for both of these for the best candy.
The recipe combines unsalted butter with shredded coconut, powdered sugar, toasted almonds and semi sweet chocolate coating. That reminds me…time for an almond joy. (with nuts, just because…)
Note: I received the Fraser kitchen scale shown above for an honest review of the product. I absolutely love it! It is sleek in design, easy to clean and can be stored so easily in the kitchen. I have black appliances right now, so it is a perfect addition. See the scale on Amazon. (Affiliate link)
- ½ cup Unsalted Butter
- 3 cups Shredded Coconut
- 2 cups Confectioners Sugar
- ½ cups Toasted Almonds
- 12 ounces of Semi-sweet Chocolate Coating
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or spray a baking sheet.
- Melt the butter in a large sauce pan. When the butter is melted, remove it from the heat and stir in the coconut and sugar.
- Form mixture into round balls which are slightly flattened. Top each ball with 1 almond. Each piece takes about a heaping tablespoon.
- Place chocolate coating in a small glass bowl and microwave on high in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until chocolate is melted and smooth. You can also melt it in a bowl which is placed in simmering water if you prefer.
- Dip each ball into the chocolate and coat evenly. Use a fork to lift the candies out of the melted chocolate and allow the excess chocolate to drip off. Place the candies on the cookie sheet and allow them to cool completely.
- Store in an air tight container.
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