Homemade Coconut Oil Almond Joys

baking chic June 22, 2013 12

What is he eating?

Is that dark chocolate I see?

With coconut?

And almonds?

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( I have recently made a newer version of this recipe and I found that if you find coconut  that is finer that the regular flakes its way easer to make, so you can blend your coconut in a blender  if you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
14 Almonds

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! 

12 Comments »

  1. Pam June 22, 2013 at 11:10 am - Reply

    Oh Wow Marie! They look gorgeous. Every last bit is a favorite to me. Coconut, sweetened condensed milk, almond, chocolate mmmmm. I love the pictures so much; I know I say it every time, but I can’t help it. I cracked up at the boys going into chocolate shock; they are so cute in their chocolatey mess.
    Love you
    Mom

  2. Amy June 22, 2013 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Did you say homemade?!! Oh my goodness… they look so out of this world yummy!!!!! I all ready got this saved and printed and I will be making these like soon, maybe today or now!! Anything with coconut and almonds and chocolate and I’m all ready hooked!!
    And I love to see all the pictures of your little fellas, they are such perfect candidates for the camera and for food testing!!
    Miss you dear friend!
    Love you,
    Amy

  3. Davene Grace June 22, 2013 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Oh my! That sounds–and LOOKS–so good!! I wish I had one (or two…) right now. :)

  4. Meredith June 23, 2013 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Mmmm!! Now I am torn between making Elizabeth’s yummy trail mix or these for our after quiet-time snack today! These look scrumptious! I just commented on Elizabeth’s blog how I find my absolute greatest online inspiration on your blogs. :) I hope to write y’all soon to catch up more!

  5. Amber June 27, 2013 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    YUM!! these look soooooo good, and as usual you make it look so simple!

  6. Himilce July 18, 2013 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness! Gonna have to try these– I have a feeling there won’t be any left to put in the freezer :)

    Looking at little Zane with his lollipop head makes my heart melt! Both of the kids are so CUTE! Good genes, I say.

    • baking chic July 19, 2013 at 12:56 pm - Reply

      Lol Himilce, you are so right, these little truffles are my latest hobby, I can’t get enough of them! Miss you guys so much!

  7. Linda November 5, 2013 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    These look delicious! Wondering- did you use sweetened coconut or not?

    • baking chic November 6, 2013 at 1:55 am - Reply

      Hi Linda!
      Great question, I did use sweetened coconut but I would also love to try it unsweetened just to know the difference. :)

  8. marlyne December 2, 2013 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    i used cadbury melted chocolate … why it would not melt properly

  9. Tammy April 1, 2014 at 9:15 am - Reply

    My dad would love these, I wonder if you have tried to keep them out or if they need to stay in the freezer? I would need to make them and then ship them to him so around 48 hours do you think they would make the trip through the mail ok?

    • baking chic April 1, 2014 at 8:28 pm - Reply

      Hi Tammy,Yes I think they would be ok. It might be a bit risky but it shouldn’t be too big a risk before it gets hot. I hope he likes them :)

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