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Guest Post – Homemade Almond Joys

on May 5, 2012

While I have company this weekend, I have a Guest Blogger: my mama!! I made a good dessert for my guest, but I will post about that another day 😉 Enjoy this recipe from my mom 🙂

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I am a guest today for The Ginger Chief Blog. I am always trying new recipes and this is one that I plan on making often. I want to introduce you to Homemade Almond Joy Candy Bar Bites. Did I say they were delicious, mouth-watering, and taste exactly like an Almond Joy Candy Bar? Well, that is exactly what they taste like, if not better. This recipe makes 15 bite size candy bars, which is just perfect for two people who don’t know when to stop eating them. We haven’t had any sweets in our home for a few weeks. I had to take the picture fast because Cowjunky was wolfing down the bites as fast as I put the chocolate on them and I must confess that I was right behind him. I think I just had enough left for a picture. The only downside I have with this recipe is you do have Eagle Brand Milk leftover and what do you do with leftover Eagle Brand Milk? Make another batch of these delicious bites! These are good. They are easy to make. You will want to make them… Maybe tonight!

This recipe is a quick, simple, recipe and if you like Almond Joy Candy bars you are going to love this recipe.

Homemade Almond Joys

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Recipe makes about 15

2-2/3 cups Sweetened Coconut
2 Egg Whites
1/3 Cup Eagle Brand Condensed Milk
Raw Almonds * I only had sliced almonds so that’s what I used because, well, that’s just the way I roll.
1 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
1/3 Cup of milk for melting Chocolate

 

1. In a food processor with the metal blade, add coconut, egg whites, and condensed milk. Pulse until well processed.
2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray the sheet with baking spray.
3. Mold a ball of the mixture onto a spoon. Place on a cookie sheet. Make sure the mixture is compact in the spoon or your hand before placing on the cookie sheet.
4. You can either press an almond down into each ball or you can do what I did and add the sliced Almonds to the food processor and mixed it into the mixture. I liked this much better, however, you could also add an Almond to the top of the ball if you wanted to.
5. Place into the oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes or at least until golden brown.
Topping:
Place the pieces on a cooling rack with wax paper underneath. This will catch any stray coconut or chocolate drippings.

In a small saucepan, melt the chocolate over low heat stirring continuously. As chocolate is melting, add milk to think out. I just took a spoon and poured the chocolate over the bites.

Goodness Gracious….This recipe hit the spot…

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