Homemade Almond Joys picWarning: Almond Joy Bars are surprisingly easy to make. And they only have four ingredients. I know, you’ve already started singing the Almond Joy jingle in anticipation of making a batch at home.

Here’s what you need:

• Shredded coconut (sweetened, unsweetened, your choice)Homemade Almond Joy ingredients pic

• Sweetened, condensed milk

• Chocolate bark (I mix in half chocolate bark half dark chocolate chips)

• Almonds (or if you don’t feel like a nut, go sans almonds)



  1. Get your hands dirty by mixing together 4 cups shredded coconut with about 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk. You want a consistency so that it’s easy to form the batter into a ball. Add more coconut or milk to get your consistency just right.
  2. Working with about 1 tablespoon of batter at a time form balls into Almond Joy bar shapes and place them on waxed paper fitted in a cookie sheet. With 4 cups I was able to make about 20-24 bars (my kids kept “testing” the coconut mixture to make sure it was right so I suspect we could have made a few more bars).
  3. Place the bar molds into the freezer for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Melt 1 1/2 cups chocolate in a microwave-safe dish on half power for about 2 minutes. Be careful not to burn the chocolate!
  5. One at a time roll the coconut bars into the melted chocolate then place back on the waxed paper. Top each bar with an almond. Note: I found that topping the dipped chocolate bar with an almond was a lot easier than putting it onto the coconut, then dipping (the coconut would crack or the almond would fall off into the chocolate–or both). If you want your Almond Joy bars to look more like the real thing then dip the bars into chocolate a second time.

Homemade Almond Joy with a bite pic


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