Homemade Almond Joys with Dark Chocolate

Homemade Almond Joys with Dark Chocolate

Homemade Almond Joys with Dark Chocolate

Rich, chocolatey and nutty with plenty of light, flaky coconut, Almond Joy candy bars are easier than you’d expect to make at home.

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 2 mins
Total Time: 7 mins
Servings: 36 1″ candy cups or 16 egg-shaped candies


1 1/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk *
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
18-36 roasted almonds
2 cups dark chocolate chips or the chocolate of your choice
Optional: 2 tablespoons coconut oil
36 tiny cupcake liners about 1″ in size


Stir together the coconut, condensed milk, and vanilla. It should be sticky and hold its shape when pressed together. Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of water, or in the microwave at half power for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds or so.

Drizzle 1 teaspoon of chocolate into the bottom of each cup. Add 1 teaspoon of the coconut mixture. Press on the coconut slightly to make the chocolate slide up the sides of the liner. Top the coconut with almond and then pour a teaspoon of chocolate on top. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to eat. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for a couple of months. Enjoy!

* I found this homemade substitute for condensed milk and considered trying it myself, but I ran out of time. The ingredients for condensed milk should be listed on the can as only milk and sugar, so I was fine with using that in this recipe. Here is a dairy-free coconut version to try as well.


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