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Home Made Almond Joy Candy Recipe

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! Home made Almond Joy Candy. Super easy to make and so delicous

 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!

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I also wanted to try out my new Fraser digital kitchen scale to see how it weighs!  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!Sleek Fraser digital kitchen scaleI 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…)

home made almond joy candyYou can make these as single pieces, or if you are really ambitious, make them as double bars shaped like the original. I was in a hurry today, so they are bite sized.

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.  

Yield: 30

Home Made Almond Joy Candy Recipe

home made almond joy candy

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.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter
  • 3 cups Shredded Coconut
  • 2 cups Confectioners Sugar
  • ½ cups Toasted Almonds
  • 12 ounces of Semi-sweet Chocolate Coating


  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or spray a baking sheet.
  2. 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.
  3. Form mixture into round balls which are slightly flattened. Top each ball with 1 almond. Each piece takes about a heaping tablespoon.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Store in an air tight container.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 163Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 1g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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Sue Stuart

Monday 21st of March 2016

my question is, do you use unsweetened coconut or the sweetened shredded coconut?


Monday 21st of March 2016

Hi Sue. Either will work fine. I used normal unsweetened coconut. If you would like a sweeter taste, the sweetened will work in the recipe too.


Dennis Regling

Friday 4th of December 2015

Excellent. I tried this and these are great! Thank you so much for sharing. And they are much better for the budget than the $1.00 Mounds bars at the store. (And no extra preservatives - I guess that makes them "organic.")


Saturday 5th of December 2015

Glad you liked them Dennis!

Linda aka Mixed Kreations

Saturday 13th of July 2013

Oh these look so yummy! My hubby loves almond joy, their his favorite candy bar. I am afraid that I would have to lock them up some how or he would eat them all in one day. He has a little bit of a sweet tooth (-; . I will have to try these on a special occasion with family so he won't eat them all by himself. Thanks for sharing!

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Lois Kramer

Monday 1st of July 2013

I'm halfway through making this but am having a hard time with the chocolate staying on the "dough." I have the dough in the fridge now cooling and hope with my melted chocolate chips to have better luck, maybe doing a couple at a time. Any suggestions???


Monday 1st of July 2013

Interesting. The only time I have had that happen with chocolate that I can remember is when the inside is too oily. Perhaps the type of coconut?

chris d

Monday 1st of July 2013

TIP: another way to melt the chocolate is in you crockpot on low setting. granted it takes about 30 minutes to melt but it keeps it at an even temp and you can dip the candies without the chocolate cooling. candy-quick & almond bark do very well using this method.


Monday 1st of July 2013

Great tip. Thanks for sharing!