HOMEMADE ALMOND JOY BARS

Homemade Almond Joy Bars with sweet coconut, sugar, coconut oil & dark chocolate. Topped with almonds & more chocolate for a melt-in-your-mouth treat.

Homemade Almond Joy Bars are so easy to make and everyone loves the smooth, melt-in-your-mouth texture. I like to store these treats in the fridge, then take them out so they can come to room temperature before serving. Fair warning though- they’ll likely disappear in the fridge long before you plan to serve them, so make extra!

Homemade Almond Joy Bars - Butter With A Side of BreadDark chocolate and coconut is one of my favorite combinations. I’ve made variations on this recipe for years, but I love making Almond Joy Bars. I also included a variation that uses honey instead of powdered sugar. That makes these tasty desserts more healthy and they taste just as good! Since coconut oil has a low melting point, you’ve got to chill them in order to dip them in chocolate. Once they’re set, they can be brought to room temperature & they just melt in your mouth! I like them even more than store-bought Almond Joys!

Homemade Almond Joy Bars

  • 2 cups sweetened flake coconut
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar*
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups dipping chocolate (milk or dark)
  • 1/4 cup whole almonds

How do you make Homemade Almond Joys?

  1. Pulse coconut in a blender a few times to make finer in consistency. This step is optional, but I like the end result more when it’s done.
  2. Melt coconut oil in microwave. Line an 8×8 square pan with parchment and set aside.
  3. Stir together coconut, powdered sugar and coconut oil. Pour into prepared pan. Transfer pan to fridge or freezer to cool until set. Cut squares into 1″x 2.5″ bars. Set pan back into freezer.
  4. Melt dipping chocolate in the microwave for 1 minute, adding additional time in 20 second increments as needed. {Shout out to Chocoley Chocolate! I used their Gourmet Dipping chocolate because it tastes amazing and is super easy to use!)
  5. Dip each bar into the melted chocolate.  I like to dip the whole bar, then set 2 almonds on top of the bar, spooning additional chocolate on top to cover them. Tap to remove excess chocolate and transfer to pan. Return to fridge to cool & set. Once candy is set, you can let them come to room temperature before serving. I think they taste delicious both chilled and at room temp, but they taste more like traditional Almond Joys at room temp. Dipping candy in chocolate is infinitely easier when you use a handy Winton Dipping tool. I love mine!!
  6. Store candy in an airtight container ideally in a place below 73 degrees F.

*In lieu of powdered sugar, you can use 3 TBSP honey or agave & decrease coconut oil to 3/4 cup.

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HOMEMADE ALMOND JOY BARS

Homemade Almond Joy Bars with sweet coconut, sugar, coconut oil & dark chocolate. Topped with almonds & more chocolate for a melt-in-your-mouth treat.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups sweetened flake coconut
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar*
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups dipping chocolate (milk or dark)
  • 1/4 cup whole almonds

Instructions

  1. Pulse coconut in a blender a few times to make finer in consistency. This step is optional, but I like the end result more when it's done.
  2. Melt coconut oil in microwave. Line an 8x8 square pan with parchment and set aside.
  3. Stir together coconut, powdered sugar and coconut oil. Pour into prepared pan. Transfer pan to fridge or freezer to cool until set. Cut squares into 1"x 2.5" bars. Set pan back into freezer.
  4. Melt dipping chocolate in the microwave for 1 minute, adding additional time in 20 second increments as needed. {Shout out to Chocoley Chocolate! I used their Gourmet Dipping chocolate because it tastes amazing and is super easy to use!)
  5. Dip each bar into the melted chocolate.  I like to dip the whole bar, then set 2 almonds on top of the bar, spooning additional chocolate on top to cover them. Tap to remove excess chocolate and transfer to pan. Return to fridge to cool & set. Once candy is set, you can let them come to room temperature before serving. I think they taste delicious both chilled and at room temp, but they taste more like traditional Almond Joys at room temp. Dipping candy in chocolate is infinitely easier when you use a handy Winton Dipping tool. I love mine!!
  6. Store candy in an airtight container ideally in a place below 73 degrees F.
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Homemade Almond Joy Bars made with sweet coconut, sugar, coconut oil and smooth, dark chocolate. Topped with almonds and more chocolate for a delicious treat.

 

3 COMMENTS

  1. Used an extra cup of coconut because they were a little sweet for me, and they turned out amazing! Great recipe!
    • I'm so glad you liked them! We LOVE them. Good call on adding extra coconut, I'll have to try it. Love how they just melt in your mouth when they're set!

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