Almond-Coconut Truffles

If you love Almond Joy candy bars, you are going to love these sweet bites. A whole almonds hides in the center of chocolate-dipped coconut for a delicious treat.
By Danelle MC

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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.

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. It doesn’t matter what shape they’re in, these Almond Joy Truffles are a coconut lovers dream!

Almond-Coconut Truffles
 
If you like Almond Joy bars, you will love these sweet bites. A whole almonds hides in the center of chocolate-dipped coconut for a delicious treat. Adapted from Epicurious.
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Recipe Type: Dessert, Chocolate, Candy
Serves: 2-3 dozen truffles
Ingredients
  • 5 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ 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.

 

Danelle MC

Danelle combines her love of cooking and photography at her food blog, Let's Dish. A friend once described her culinary creations as “uptown foodie meets real life,” which sums up her cooking philosophy perfectly. When she's not cooking or baking , you'll often find her behind the lens of her camera photographing the beautiful Colorado outdoors, or visiting her local farmers' market. She has been sharing recipes at Let's Dish since 2009.

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