Almond Joy Candies

Recipe by startnover
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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 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)
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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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