Coconut and almonds dipped in chocolate.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
13
Yield:
26 balls
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Ingredients

13
Original recipe yields 13 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line two cookie sheets or large flat surface with waxed paper and place large cooling rack on top. Place coconut in large bowl. Heat corn syrup, one minute in microwave, until syrup boils. Pour immediately over coconut and stir until well mixed.

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  • Using a tablespoon measure, shape coconut into 26 balls with hands and place on wire racks. Let rest 10 minutes, then re-roll each ball to keep loose ends from sticking out.

  • Melt shortening and chocolate together in large glass bowl in microwave, or in saucepan on stovetop, stirring once or twice. Working quickly, spoon 1 tablespoon of chocolate over each ball. Lightly press an almond on top of each ball. Let balls stand until set.

Nutrition Facts

379 calories; protein 3.6g 7% DV; carbohydrates 28.4g 9% DV; fat 31.4g 48% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 17.4mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2004
I made this recipe with my sister one day for fun and they were excellent! They tasted just like the Almond Joy candybars. It took a while for the chocolate on the top to set; however a half hour or so in the fridge seemed to do the trick. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2011
this works better if you add powdered sugar. and I use almond bark for the coating Read More
(5)
69 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2004
I made this recipe with my sister one day for fun and they were excellent! They tasted just like the Almond Joy candybars. It took a while for the chocolate on the top to set; however a half hour or so in the fridge seemed to do the trick. Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2008
OK....so I just ate one of these and WOW!! I love them...they are supposed to be for tomorrow for Fathers Day but I couldn't resist. They taste just like Almond Joy bars! I used the 4c. of coconut increased the Karo syrup to 1/3c. and added 1tsp. of coconut ext. to that mixture. I used Hershey's semi-sweet chips (may try dark chips next time) and only 1 tblspn. of shortening (which I thought was more than enough). I also did wizz the coconut through my food processor for a few seconds for a finer texture as another reviewer suggested. They were easy to roll and form into little mounds. I did freeze them for about 30 minutes and re-formed them so I didnt have any coconut pieces hanging. Delicious! Will definately make again! Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2004
I loved these and they were so easy to make! I had a little bit of trouble with the coconut mixture sticking to my hands so I rubbed a little bit of crisco between them and that did the trick. I also chilled the coconut balls it the freezer after the 2nd time I rolled them because I wanted to dip them in the chocolate and I was worried they might fall apart. Worked like a charm! Great recipe! Read More
(24)
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Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2004
I increased the corn syrup since the coconut mixture looked too dry to form into balls. Once I started rolling them up I realized it probably wasn't necessary. As for the finished product I thought there wasn't enough coconut flavor. If I make these again I'll probably add some coconut extract. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2009
After you pour in the hot corn syrup let it set a little bit to cool. The coconut will hold its shape better. If you find it doesn't hold together wait a little longer. Firm the balls up in the freezer and use a fork to dip them in the chocolate. I used butter instead of shortening and I used 1/2 cup in the chocolate to get a runnier consistency it made dipping much easier. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2011
Okay here's a brief breakdown of my tips on this recipe: 1) Use shredded coconut instead of flaked. I don't know if you can put flaked coconut in the blender or food processor to grind it up but if you can do it. 2) I used 8oz of corn syrup (half a 16 oz bottle) for this amount of coconut. I also didn't bother cooking the corn syrup I just drizzled it into the mixer bowl of coconut while the mixer was running. 3) Don't make them too big. 4) I toasted my almonds. 5) Chill the coconut balls before dipping in chocolate 6) To dip them in chocolate I used two forks. I dropped them into the chocolate upside-down then used the two forks to pick up the candy turn it over to make sure the sides were coated then I raised the candy up tilted slightly to the side to drain off the excess without compromising a smooth texture on the top. Then I placed them on a parchment-lined baking sheet to harden. 7) After the chocolate dip has hardened DO IT AGAIN. Once is really not enough to get a good thick chocolate shell. 8) Oh almost forgot-- I didn't bother with the shortening. Pure chocolate was all I needed-- these do NOT last long. They really do taste just like the candy bar. AWESOMENESS!!! Read More
(12)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2012
These were very yummy! I thought I would try to roll the coconut/corn syrup mixture into a log and try cutting them after taking them out of the freezer. I ended up just rolling them into balls anyway! It's the only way to do it. I do recommend sticking the coconut mixture in the freezer for a bit tho it did help to keep it stiff. I also added 1/3 cup corn syrup and a whole bag of coconut. I dipped the balls and lifted them out with a fork. Just lay the almond on top right after you dip and they stay nicely. I put them in goodie bags no problem with the almonds coming off. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2007
These are as good if not better than Almond Joy. I rolled them into logs and dipped them in tempered milk chocolate (I didn't use the shortening) and topped them with a whole almond. Everyone loved them! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2004
These are delicious!! Only thing I did wrong was make them bigger than it said too - definently stick with the 1 tblsp. coconut otherwise it makes for too much coconut even with more chocolate. I suppose if you flattened the coconut like Almond Joy bars are you could get away with it. They definently do taste like the real thing after I took some coconut out lol! Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2011
this works better if you add powdered sugar. and I use almond bark for the coating Read More
(5)
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