a pretty cool life.: diy {no bake} almond joy bars

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

diy {no bake} almond joy bars

If you follow me on instagram, you know that Almond Joy bars are my husband's fave and I tried my hand at making a batch for him for Valentine's Day.

They were surprisingly simple and used just a few ingredients...the hardest part was the waiting to try them!

My hope was to make them into festive little hearts using a silicone tray to shape them...but they ended up more as blobs than hearts, so I ended up just topping each with a jumbo heart sprinkle.  They still were delicious. :)

And for the recipe....{adapted from here}...

you'll need:

3.5 cups shredded coconut
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups powdered sugar
about 24 oz dark chocolate {depending on how well you shake off the excess after dipping}
approximately 40 almonds
sprinkles if you like

Mix the coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and powdered sugar until completely combined.  It should be pretty dry.

Place an almond into each cavity of the mold.

Scoop a spoonful of the coconut mixture into each cavity atop the almonds.

Freeze molds for several hours or overnight.

When the coconut mixture feels pretty solid, unmold.

Melt the chocolate according to the package instructions in a double boiler or in the microwave.  {I always use the microwave method...I put a portion of my chocolate into a glass measuring cup and heat it at 50% for 1.5-2 minutes.}

Working quickly, dip each coconut/almond heart into the melted chocolate, gently tapping off any excess chocolate, and placing the dipped hearts onto a sheet of wax paper.  Top with a sprinkle if you'd like.

Allow the chocolate to harden {I cheated and put them in the refridge} and you're all set.  To package them, I just placed each one in a small cupcake liner and then boxed them up.


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  1. ooh I love almond joys, I'll have to try this!

  2. These look so delicious! But being able to easily make almond joy bars could be a dangerous thing since they are my favorite!


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