Homemade Almond Joy Candy Bars

My kids are getting really excited for Halloween! Of course, they get to dress up and run around the neighborhood with friends, but what they’re most excited about is trading in their candy. We aren’t fans of all of the processed candy they receive, so our kids get to trade in 4 pieces for extra reading time at night. They’re still young, so staying up an extra 15 minutes at night is a huge deal.  Sometimes they trade it in for extra time on the computer during the weekends. It keeps mom and dad sane and the kids happy, so it works for our family.

I like to have a piece of candy occasionally, and making some of our favorite candy bars at home isn’t difficult. The kids have fun helping, too. This recipe for homemade almond joy candy bars only takes about 20 minutes to prepare and without all the preservatives and unhealthy ingredients, you can enjoy them guilt-free!

Homemade Coconut Almond Joy Candy Bars

Serving Size: Makes about 12 candy bars

Homemade Coconut Almond Joy Candy Bars



Place coconut and maple syrup in the bowl of a food processor. Process for 2 minutes, until coconut is very moist and clumps together when squeezed between your fingers. Place a cooling rack on top of a large baking sheet. Using your hands, take about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the coconut mixture and form it into an oval. Place on the cooling rack. Repeat with remaining coconut. Place an almond on top of each coconut mound. Whisk together the chocolate and coconut oil until smooth. Using a large spoon, spoon about a tablespoon of chocolate over each coconut/almond mound. Refrigerate for 10 minutes until firm. Serve. (These keep in the refrigerator for about 4 days.)

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  1. Karen Heartbeat

    I have just made these and they are delicious! I used the maple syrup I had left over from my last trip to Canada, hazelnuts instead of almonds ( will use almonds next time as more alkaline) and my dairy free, gluten free Kinneton chocolate I have just discovered in my local Supermarket. Thankyou for the lovely recipe. They will be coming out again at Christmas definitely! :)

    • Deliciously Organic

      The chocolate seeps around the edges, but I didn’t coat the bottoms. If you want the bottoms coated, then I’d put the bars in the fridge to chill and then use some tongs to dip the bottoms in the melted chocolate.

  2. Mistie

    Yeah, like they’re even going to last the 4 days.. Thanks for the most delicious freaking candybar on the planet. Almond Joys are among my top 5 and now I can eat them guilt free!! How can I make them last a little longer so I can make them for Christmas plates for friends and neighbors? Thanks again! (I’m sure I’ll gain an extra 10 pounds this pregnancy)

  3. Ok, these are amazing! This is my first recipe from your site, after hearing how great your cookbook is and then these, I will be making a cookbook purchase. Cant’ wait!
    These candybars are so awesome, so easy to make and with ingredients I almost always have in the pantry! YEAH!

  4. Carrie, with treats like these you don’t need Halloween! I think it’s great that your girls will choose to read as a trade-in (precious!) or grab some extra cpu time. I can’t wait to make my own candy bars like these. Delicous!

  5. These look great!! {and I think I even have all the ingredients so I can make them with out running to the store!}

    With our candy that we get for Halloween so it not all consumed…. we do science experiments with them. the boys love watching what happens when we put different candies into different things. Like skittles into boiling water, and some into cold water and some in vinegar. We have frozen things in ice cube trays covered in water to see if the color will run. This is really fun to do and they keep asking to do more. It’s just another way to remove the candy from the house with out seeming like a fun sucker :)

  6. Charity

    I made these today as a Valentine’s Day present for my husband. They taste really amazing….only thing is, my coconut/maple syrup mixture didn’t hold together nearly as well as your pictures make it look. I even added more syrup, and they still didn’t shape nicely. Any ideas for fixing that?

  7. Dawn

    Hi! I plan on making these before Valentine’s day but do not yet have a food processor. Can I use a blender instead? Also, which processor do you suggest or like? I’m on a strict budget. Thank you!!!


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