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almond joys on parchment with almonds and chocolate chips

Homemade Almond Joy

4.34 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Refrigeration Time 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Author: Traci
Coconut-y, chocolate-y, and melt in your mouth delicious! These Homemade Almond Joys are perfect for any occasion and are so easy to make.


Candy Bar

  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk or cream of coconut
  • teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 cups sweetened coconut flakes
  • Whole almonds, as needed


  • 2 cups bittersweet chocolate pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil


Candy Bar

  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix condensed milk, vanilla, and salt.
  • Stir in powdered sugar.
  • Add coconut and mix in thoroughly.
  • Scoop out small portions of coconut mixture into the palm of your hand.
  • Roll into a log and place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Press down with fingertips to flatten slightly.
  • Place a whole almond on top.
  • Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.


  • In a medium, microwave-proof bowl, combine chocolate pieces and vegetable oil.
  • Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between each, until chocolate is melted and smooth.

Putting It Together

  • Using a fork, dip coconut pieces one at a time into chocolate coating.
  • Tap lightly on the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate.
  • Place back on parchment-lined pan.
  • Allow to set.


Serving: 1Calories: 235kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 2gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 59mgPotassium: 160mgFiber: 2gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.