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
  • 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
  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.
Recipe from Lyuba @

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More Almond Joy and Coconut inspiration:


Almond Joy Cheesecake


Coconut Oatmeal Cookie Bars


Homemade Coconut Syrup

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  1. says

    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 @
    Have a great night.

  2. says

    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! :)

    Jenn Pilgrim

  3. says

    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!

    • lyuba says

      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 :)

  4. says

    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

  5. says

    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!

    • lyuba says

      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 :)

  6. 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?

    • lyuba says

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

  7. 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.”

  8. Sheddy says

    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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