What is he eating?
Is that dark chocolate I see?
Its Homemade Almond Joys!
Mmm Mmm Mmmm
This recipe is so easy!
To get started you will need some shredded coconut, about 2 cups
( I have recently made a newer version of this recipe and I found that if you find coconut that is finer that the regular flakes its way easer to make, so you can blend your coconut in a blender if you like,or just use shredded coconut like I did in this recipe, it is still mouth watering amazing!
One can of Sweetened Condensed Milk. ( I have also just recently changed this recipe and tried using homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk instead. Here is my sisters recipe, it is better then the store bought kind, believe me)
Pour your Sweetened Condensed Milk into your Coconut.
Mmm Mmmmm and now mix
Once fully combined, place coconut mixture into freezer to chill for 15 minutes.
Next place almonds, (around 14) in the oven and broil until golden brown, (a couple of minutes, keep a close watch because they can easily burn.
With your coconut mixture, take a small amount and form into a small ball. with your thumb make a indent in the ball and place a almond in the ball, next take another small amount of coconut and form it over the Almond, forming a nice round truffle.
Yes you can nibble on some coconut mixture while you work 🙂 When finished forming your truffles, place your truffles on a cookie sheet, next place your truffles in the freezer again to get firm, around 10-15 minutes.
With some chocolate, (I used 6 ounces) chop away.
Place boiling water in a double boiler and melt chocolate down.
Add 1 Tablespoon Virgin Coconut Oil to your chocolate mixture.
When your chocolate is melted and silky looking, take your truffles out of the freezer and start dipping your truffles into the chocolate and then rest on a cookie sheet. I didn’t have parchment paper so use it if you can, it keeps the mess down.
I ended up dipping my truffles twice just because I wanted to make SURE there was enough dark chocolate on them! Just recently, after adapting and using the finer coconut, it was a lot easier to dip the truffles in chocolate which only needed to be dipped once.
After you are finished dipping your truffles, place back into the fridge or freezer. I like the freezer because I live in Florida and everything melts so quickly. These truffles are so quick to defrost. They are the best treat to store in the freezer and then pull out whenever you are craving something amazingly chocolaty to goodness rich!
Yes the boys went into a chocolate shock after having one of these babies.
Homemade Almond Joys / Dark Chocolate Coconut Truffle Candies
2 Cups fine coconut
1 Can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
6 Ounces dark chocolate
1 Tablespoon Virgin Coconut Oil
Take shredded coconut, and Sweetened Condensed milk, combine thoroughly, place in fridge to firm up, about 10-15 minutes. Next place almonds in the oven to broil. Broil until golden brown. After almonds have cooled pull out the coconut mixture and start to form a ball around a almond to form a truffle.Place truffles on a cookie sheet and when the cookie sheet is full place the truffles in the freezer again to firm up, around 10-15 minutes. While your truffles are in the freezer start the chopping the chocolate and place in a double boiler to melt down. Add 1 tablespoon Virgin Coconut Oil.
Once your chocolate is ready, pull your coconut truffles out of the freezer, and start dipping your truffles in the chocolate with 2 forks or spoons. When all finished place back in the freezer of refrigerator to keep until ready to eat.
*Lets just say that I don’t know how long they keep in the freezer because every time I open the freezer I can’t resist those gorgeous dark beauties! So I end up making myself a cup of coffee when I have a cozy moment and consume them sooner then I thought!