An easy Almond Joy pie just sounds incredible, doesn’t it? Add in the optional nuts and ou may not know the difference between pie and candy bar. Of course, you can switch out the milk chocolate chips for other varieties and play around with the idea of mixing and matching the chocolates to your preference too.
This recipe was gifted to me by a friend because it’s simple enough that kids can help to make it. I love how easy it is to make! You can make your own graham cracker crust, or if you’re pressed for time like I usually am, you can buy a premade graham cracker pie shell and just make the filling. This chocolate chip coconut pie is yummy and can be finished in a snap.
How to make this chocolate coconut pie recipe
I recommend using a store-bought graham cracker crust, but you can use my simple graham cracker crust recipe if you’d like to make it from scratch.
This recipe is so easy to make that it’s in your belly in 5 steps or less!
What kind of nuts should I add?
If you choose to add nuts to your pie, I really recommend almonds or pecans. Almonds can give it that almond joy taste and nostalgia while a chocolate coconut pecan pie is also incredibly delicious! That being said, you can choose any nut variety that you like. Macadamia nuts or hazelnuts may taste good too.
Do I have to use a graham cracker crust?
You can use any crust variety that you like. Graham cracker crust is the suggested option, but a crushed oreo crust can help to tie in the chocolatey goodness. Pastry crust can also be a nice way of reducing some of the sugar and giving a more savory aspect to the dish.
Chocolate chip coconut pie ingredients
-2 C. Coconut
-1&1/2 C. Milk Chocolate Chips
-1- 14 oz can Sweetened Condensed Milk
-1 tsp. vanilla
-1/2 C preferred nuts *optional
-1- Graham Cracker Pie Crust
How to make this easy Almond Joy pie
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare your pie crust, or set your prepared pie crust aside.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine all of the other ingredients and mix well.
Scoop this filling into the pie crust and spread it out evenly.
Place in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until the coconut starts turning a golden brown.
Let the pie cool for 5 minutes and then enjoy.
- 2 cups Coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
- 1.5 cups Milk Chocolate Chips
- 1 Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1/2 cup Preferred nuts optional
- 1 Graham Cracker Pie Crust Storebought or homemade
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Make the pie crust and set aside.
- In a medium bowl combine all other ingredients, mix well. This is the pie filling.
- Scoop mixture into pie evenly.
- Place in oven to bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the coconut starts turning a light golden brown.
- Let cool for 5 minutes and then ENJOY!
Can you freeze this pie?
After it’s completely cooled, the pie can be frozen. Simply keep it well wrapped or covered in an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 weeks. Thaw before eating and enjoy.
How long will this pie last?
If properly stores within your fridge in an airtight container your pie can last up to 5 days.
Should you use sweetened coconut or unsweetened?
This is completely dependent upon you and how much of a sweetness factor you’d like your pie to have. Honestly, the sweetened variety is delicious and well worth it, but for those on low-sugar or that want a savory pie, having an unsweetened variety allows you to add in as much added sugar as you want to bring it up to taste.
If you like coconut as we do, you’re going to love these other recipes!
- Grilled Pineapple Coconut Glaze
- Coconut Curry Chicken
- Sweet Coconut Bread
- Coconut Rice
- Cherry Almond Coconut Shortbread Cookies
- Whipped Coconut Cream (dairy-free)
With a simple and easy pie recipe like this, you and your kids can have a lot of fun in the kitchen making tasty memories. I really hope you enjoy this chocolate chip coconut pie recipe!