Almond Joy Bites

I’m sharing an quick and easy dessert today that can be a perfect addition to any party, from  a cocktail party to a kid’s birthday party! I’m sharing Almond Joy Bites, clusters of coconut goodness mixed with toasted almonds and drizzled in chocolate!

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Honestly, this was not on the editorial calendar for today. I was going to share something completely different but after making these bites yesterday, I had to move everything over and squeeze them in! These Almond Joy Bites are so easy to make and they are absolutely addicting. I see them being a huge success at a party with kids and adults alike.

I do want to mention one change that I would make the next time I will be making these bites. Next time, I would chop the coconut before mixing them with condensed milk and almonds. It will stick a little better and be less stringy.

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Almond Joy Bites
 
Serves: 12-14 bites
Ingredients
  • 2 cups of shredded coconut
  • 4½ tbs sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup toasted almonds, chopped (or toast them yourself)
  • ½ cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used Nestlé Toll House, yum!)
  • ¼ tbs butter
Instructions
  1. If toasting the almonds yourself: Preheat the over to 400. Spread raw almonds over a baking sheet. Bake for about 4 minutes. Let them cool a little and chop them up.
  2. Chop the coconut flakes and add them to a mixing bowl.
  3. Add sweetened condensed milk and vanilla to the coconut, mix well until all incorporated. (Don't be afraid to mix with your hands because you can mix it much for evenly. Make sure to wash your hands first.)
  4. Add the toasted, chopped almonds and mix until combined.
  5. Form balls with the coconut mixture, pressing them together, hard.
  6. Lay the candy bites on the parchment paper (waxy side up) and chill them for about an hour.
  7. Melt the chocolate chips and butter in the microwave at half power for about a minute, stirring every 20 seconds.
  8. Drizzle chilled Almond Joy Bites with chocolate.
  9. I recommend keeping the candy in the fridge (and covered of course, so they don't dry out) until ready to serve. They taste great and stay together better after being chilled.
Notes
Recipe from Lyuba @ willcookforsmiles.com

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Comments

  1. Oh. My. Word! These little balls of Heaven need to be made asap! I love Almond Joy. Totally my fave candy. I’d love for you to come share this at our Pinteresting Party!

  2. So good, so good!

  3. OMG Lyuba. I’m in love! I just died and went to heaven, seriously.

  4. These bites look delicious!! I love almond joys so I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing. I’m your newest follower through bloglovin. I’d love for you to visit my blog @ gloriouslymade.blogspot.com.
    Have a great night.
    Deanna

  5. These look soooooooo fancy cant wait to make it!!! Thank you Lyuba for charing :)

  6. These look heavenly! Um, would you mind linking them up at my link party? Party In Polka Dots is going on right now! http://www.piggyinpolkadots.com/2013/05/party-in-polka-dots-21-fabulous-features.html

    Today I am checking out your yummy link from the Made by you Monday party!! So glad I did!

    Shelley

    http://www.piggyinpolkadots.com
    http://www.facebook.com/piggyinpolkadots

  7. I’m making these for mom! She loves almond joy! Would you mind sharing this on a new link party I host with 5 other blogs: Moonlight & Mason Jars Mondays! We feature 5 blogs who link up every week. I know our readers will LOVE these too! :)

    Xo,
    Jenn Pilgrim
    TheNewlywedPilgrimage.com

  8. Almond has to be one of the absolute best flavors ever. These look amazing.

  9. Yum!

    I would love for you to share this and link up to my TGIF Link Party! The party is open every Friday and closes at midnight on Wednesday night. Who knows, you just might be featured next week!

    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-peek-into-my-paradise-tgif-link-party.html

    Hugs, Cathy

  10. Um YUM! I love almond joys and these looks absolutely sinful! Thanks for sharing.

  11. YUM! I LOVE Almond Joys, and homemade is always better. Can’t wait to try them out. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderful day!

  12. Seriously, I need like 30 of these right now! LOL

  13. These look super delish! Yum!

  14. I love almond joys! These sound soooo good! Yummy!

  15. i LOVE almond joy’s like NO OTHER, and these sound just fabulous. I’d probably pop about 20 of ‘em

  16. Sound scrumptious!! I will make these for a party I am having this weekend. Thanks so much for sharing. Following you on Pinterest

  17. Oh yum, I love Almond Joys and these look SO good!! Can’t wait to try them out.

  18. These little bites might be dangerous in my hands, but I’m willing to take the risk!

    • I know exactly what you mean! When I made them, I had to make sire there were many other hands so that it’s not only mine reaching for them :)

  19. I love coconut and these bites look fabulous! I will be making these soon! Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

  20. Coconut goodness…please hand those over!!! Those are incredible looking!!!

  21. Wow! Not only do these look incredibly delicious, they seem like they would be easy too! Must. make. soon.

  22. YUMMY, Lyuba! These look fantastic.

  23. Gorgeous! What a great Mother’s Day treat!

  24. Love this! A new Linking Party begins TODAY over at Thet2women.com and we would love if you would link this up With Us! Thanks! Here’s the link:
    http://thet2women.com/welcome-to-one-sharendipity-place/

  25. Oh my gosh! Love this idea!!!! These look heavenly.

  26. I can tell how tasty these are from the recipe but also the presentation: they are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with us on foodie friday.

  27. These look so yummy! I’m definitely going to give them a try as soon as I can pick up some sweetened condensed milk or find a recipe to make it from our raw milk.

    One thing an older friend taught me about cooking with coconut that has made a HUGE improvement in my coconut recipes is soaking the coconut in milk or coconut milk for 15-30 minutes before cooking with it. The coconut rehydrates and becomes very tender!

    • Thank you for that tip, Lindsay! I will definitely try it. I usually cook with fresh opened coconut for this reason, it’s more soft. I will have to soak it first!
      Thanks again :)

  28. These look so good! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  29. This looks delicious! I’ve pinned it, printed the recipe, and now to find the time to make it. It’s on the list, for sure, for a weekend treat!!
    His blessings,
    Kim

  30. Those look absolutely delicious!

  31. Wow these look amazing! I’m featuring this tonight at my link party and pinning!

  32. They look divine!

  33. Ooops…I think I just drooled on my keyboard. :)
    Been looking for sweet treats that don’t involve flour. Looks like I found a doozy!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Kelly

  34. WOW! these look so delicious! I am printing out the recipe! If you get a chance, please share this on my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/05/sunday-link-party-7.html

  35. Woah. These look absolutely scrumptious, and I’m not just saying that because I’m hungry right now. Pinning this so I can try it out soon! Thanks for sharing.

  36. EK Doherty says:

    I can’t wait to make these for my son’s graduation party—could you please tell me about how many Bites the recipe yields?

    • Of course! It made 12-14 bites, depending on the ball size :)
      Hope everyone enjoys them as much as we did!!

  37. Is there really only 1/4 T butter melted with chocolate chips or is this a typo?

  38. Almond Joy’s are one of my all-time fave candies! I have to try these, yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Lyuba!

    ~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

  39. Oh my goodness come to mama. I ADORE Almond Joys!

  40. Almond Joy is my favorite candy! These look fantastic!!

  41. I love recipes that are so tasty you have to share them right away! These sound delicious!

  42. Sandy_of_WV says:

    Might want to make a “correction” to your recipe … Nestlé Toll House – not tAll. :)

    Love your recipe pics – very nice … thanks for sharing and you have me with “coconut.”

  43. In keeping with the Almond Joy theme……I dipped my bites into the dark chocolate completely. A little scribble on top just wasn’t enough chocolate for me! Let them sit on a waxed cookie sheet in the fridge to harden up for about one hour and they tasted even better! Thanks for such a good recipe. Definitely a keeper!

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