Almond Joy Candies

"This is a very simple recipe that tastes so good you'll want to hide them! I have made candy to sell at Christmas time off and on for the past 12 years and these are a must have! This is a very small batch and I am guessing the # you'll get because you can make them like a snack size almond joy or a half bar with 2 almonds, so the size is as you wish. I have made this times 4 the amount with out any problem . They keep very well in an airtight container in a cool place for 1 month."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins


  • 13 cup Karo syrup
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 12 - 1 teaspoon almond extract (depends on how strong an almond flavor you wish)
  • 12 almonds
  • 5 ounces chocolate bark (you may need more to coat properly)


  • Toast the almonds in the oven at 400°F just till they are warm and you can start to smell them (3-5 min); set aside.
  • Bring the Karo to a boil and add the coconut, remove from heat and add extract.
  • Place in fridge till firm.
  • Form into 12 round balls or 6 ovals and place on waxed paper -- press 1 almond to each ball or 2 to each oval and chill for 1/2 hour. (You can play with the size of these, if you like more filling to less chocolate, make them bigger, you'll just get fewer).
  • Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in a microwave being careful to stir often and not cook--just melt.
  • Dip each candy into the chocolate; coat evenly and completely. No coconut should be exposed! Place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet in the fridge till chocolate is set.
  • Store in a airtight container.

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  1. This was good. I did it the easy way though...I made them into bars. I lined a loaf pan with waxed paper, poured in half of the chocolate, layered in the coconut and almonds and covered it with the rest of the chocolate. I didn't even wait for any of it to harden...though I had to be very gentle when assembling this. BUT it worked. Just had to cut them apart and enjoy! Thanks for the great recipe!
  2. This is a very good tasting candy. Very much like the real thing. I followed the recipe exactly and found that it was to soupy. After chilling forever it was still to soupy. I could barely roll into a ball and when I dunked them in the chocolate they just fell apart. I ended up spooning the chocolate over the candy leaving the bottom uncovered. With a modification to the recipe I will make this again. I will use more coconut next time. Make sure your mixture is on the dryer side and you should have no problem.
  3. We LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe, thanks for sharing!!
  4. everyone loved this. Taste like a almond Joy... Yummy



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