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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.
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!
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!!
Wow! These were so easy & so delicious! I made them for my Christmas trays & everyone went crazy over them. I wouldn't change a thing about this recipe - absolutely perfect as it is!!
Thank you Karen! I just put the second batch of these into the container in the refrigerator! These are going to be the hit of my goodie trays! DH & DD2 taste tested and gave "two thumbs up!". So good and so easy!
These were FANTASTIC...I am a huge almond joy fan and I thought they tasted like the real thing,just maybe not as creamy but a cinch to whip up.It's a keeper!!!!
Oh, thank you!!! these are FANTASTIC! They taste great, they're super easy, and they are really cute! I'm "math-challenged" so I am going to post this for anybody else who struggles with cutting a recipe down: After I made one batch, I had lots of leftover ingredients but not enough for one more entire batch. The next step down was 2 C. coconut, 1-1/3 C. Confectioner's Sugar and 1/3 C butter. (I used MORE chocolate to begin with, so I actually melted about 5 ounces and used most of it up.) I have just eaten two and I'm not sure how I'm going to keep myself away from these so they can safely make it to the holiday cookie/candy swap they were intended for! : )
Almond joy is one of my favourites so I had to try these. I didn`t have any almonds but still couldn`t wait to try them anyways. So, I added about a half tsp of almond extract instead. I did find that the balls were hard to form until I refrigerated the mixture for about 15-20 minutes. I also took the advice of others and added shortening to the chocolate. These will be going on my Xmas trays for sure. Absolutely delicious Karen, thank you!
Delicious! I love almond joys and these were just like them. I used a whole almond in the center, rolled them fairly small and dipped in chocolate almond bark. Delicious. I don't think I'm going to wait for the holidays to make these again.....Thank you for a great addition to our holiday trays......Stephanie
They are very, very good - my Christmas baking now seems complete with these little morsels. I did add some butter (about a 1 tsp) with the chocolate chips to keep the chocolate shiny - no other changes. Thank you so much Karen for a simple, delicious recipe.