April 1st, 2015

Almond Joy Truffles

Years ago, I remember my mom making homemade Almond Joy candy bars. A quick Google search revealed a multitude of recipes, and since Almond Joy is one of my all-time favorite chocolate bars, I decided to give it a try.

If you’re a fan of Almond Joy, you’re going to love these tasty little coconut and chocolate truffles.

Almond Joy Truffles
Of course, you could always use this recipe to make a more traditionally shaped Almond Joy, but I decided to go the easy route and just roll everything into a ball.

An egg-shaped candy would be perfect for Easter too! But really, it doesn’t matter what shape they’re in, these Almond Joy Truffles are a coconut lovers dream!

Almond Joy Truffles

Preparation 45 min Total Time 0:45

Ingredients

  • 5 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup whole roasted almonds
  • 16 ounces milk or dark chocolate

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine coconut, powdered sugar, condensed milk, vanilla and salt. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Shape coconut mixture into 1-inch balls, pressing a whole almond into the center of each ball. Reshape the coconut mixture around the almond.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until firm.
  4. In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate at 50% power for 1 minute. Stir and return to microwave for 30 second intervals, until smooth.
  5. Dip the coconut balls into the melted chocolate and place on a wax paper lined baking sheet to set. Drizzle with additional chocolate, if desired.
1 review

Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Epicurious

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Comments

  1. You know- it’s really a shame we don’t live closer. 🙂 I would devour these in record time!!

  2. These look so wonderful, Danelle. I love the idea of drizzling more icing over top of the dipped truffles. Yum.

  3. This candy turned out to be a sticky mess. I was unable to form balls. I spooned them out into a pan pressed the nut into a small patty as best I could. I refrigerated them over night. They were messy to coat with chocolate and I ended up spooning the chocolate on top of them. They never firmed up enough to eat by hand. Not sure if I did something wrong but this was a waste of time and money for me. I won’t make them again.

 

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