Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

These do not look like Mounds or Almond Joys, but the taste is very similar. I make these every Christmas along with my cookies and they are very easy and quick to make. They are very pretty on a tray when placed in decorated mini muffin liners.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine melted butter, sugar and coconut and mix well.
  2. Shape rounded teaspoonfuls into balls and place on cookie or baking sheet lined with waxed paper.
  3. Flatten each ball slightly by making an indentation in the center with thumb or finger.
  4. Fill centers with melted chocolate.
  5. Place an almond half or sliver on top, if desired.
  6. Chill until firm and store in refrigerator.


Most Helpful

So excellent! I've been searching for this recipe for several Christmas' now. I used to make these every year because I love these things. I never thought of doing the nut half but it works really well - I like it. Thanks for posting the recipe.

Mysterygirl November 21, 2003

These were good. I used the little muffin cups, makes them shape up nicely. Next time I think I will use the milk chocolate instead of the semi-sweet to give them a real creamy chocolaty flavor. I might also cut down on the butter a bit, but I'm not sure if they would hold together as well. For coconut fans this is it!

-Sheri- November 22, 2005

I added about 1/2 t. almond extract-they seemed a little plain. They tasted awesome, my kids are making a second batch as we speak (10:00 pm on a school night). I put them in cupcake tins with melted chocolate in the bottom. I am going to make them in mini cupcake papers for Christmas trays. Thanks a lot!!

nametaglady November 17, 2004

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