Homemade Almond Joy Candy Bars

by Donna
(United States)

How Do You Make Homemade Almond Joy Candy Bars?

How Do You Make Homemade Almond Joy Candy Bars?

Years ago when I first started making chocolates at home I made homemade Almond Joy and Mounds bars.

Well, I can't find my recipe on how to make the coconut filling. Can anyone help with this?


Hi Donna,
Will this Almond Joy recipe do? I'm not sure if it's the exact one you are looking for, but it's the best one I could find.

I'm not particularly a fan of coconut, but apart from that, this sounds really yummy! :-)

Recipe for Almond Joy or Mounds Candy Bars

  • 5 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 14 oz shredded or flaked coconut
  • 24 oz semisweet chips
  • 1 cup whole dry roasted almonds


  1. Blend the condensed milk and the vanilla. Add the powdered sugar a little at a time until smooth.

  2. Stir in the coconut. The mixture should be firm.

  3. Pat the mixture firmly into a Greased 9 x 13 x 2 inch pan. Chill in the refrigerator until quite firm.

  4. In a double boiler over hot (not boiling) water, melt the chocolate, stirring often.

  5. Remove the coconut mixture from the refrigerator and cut into 1 x 2 inch bars.

  6. (For Almond Joy) Put 2 whole almonds atop each bar.

  7. Set each coconut bar onto a fork and dip it into the chocolate. Tap the fork against the side of the pan or bowl to remove any excess chocolate. Place on waxed paper lined tray to set.

What do you think?

Angie from chocolate-candy-mall.com

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May 02, 2014
going to try it
by: zz

i will try it and i am going to be inspired by you thank u

Nov 06, 2013
Mounds/Almond Joy Cups
by: Schrodinger

Try this to make Almond Joy or Mounds 'cups'... easy peasy, and you can often find festive wrappers to make them pretty for the holidays, or for gift-giving.

Arrange mini cupcake wrappers on a baking sheet. Pour just enough chocolate in to fill the bottom of the wrapper about 1/8 inch. Gently lift and drop the tray once or twice to flatten out the chocolate, then place in the fridge for 10 minutes. Once the chocolate has firmed up, add the coconut, and almonds if you use them. Transfer the remaining chocolate to your heatproof measuring cup. (If it isn't as warm or pourable as you'd like, reheat it for a moment or two on the stove top, or for 10 to 15 seconds in the microwave.) Pour into cupcake wrappers until coconut is just covered. Once you've covered all of them, gently lift and drop the tray again to even out the chocolate, then add more to the wrappers as needed.

Top each one with an almond or some almond slivers as a garnish if you like, then place the tray in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Jan 27, 2013
Made them
by: Anonymous

I made them with dark chocolate , and milk chocolate , made them with sweet coconut and unsweetened,
The first batch that I made them, the bars I made started small then was bigger

Dec 10, 2012
Almond Joy or Mounds recipe
by: Anonymous

My recipe for almond joy and mounds candy bars.
1/3 cup and 1 tbs Karo syrup (white)
about 1 cup coconut.
Heat Karo syrup, add coconut. Let stand 1 hour.

This recipe I used a long time ago. It is simple but good. I used a mold and painted chocolate in the bottom and let it set then added the coconut mixture and covered with chocolate. I used the regular mold for Almond joy and mounds. They are wonderful.

Dec 01, 2012
almound joys
by: Anonymous

I made these last year but lost my directions. everyone loved them and did"nt realize they were made from scratch. very good and great gift anytime of year.

Dec 18, 2011
almond joy balls
by: Anonymous

not a good Idea to put on wire rack.Sticks to rack after chilling.Just put on wax paper.

Dec 18, 2011
Almond Joy Balls
by: Anonymous

I had a hard time with the 1x2 strips with keeping the almonds on so I rolled them into small mouth size balls and stuck the almond in the middle.It rolled in the chocolate so easy and put on a wire rack on a cookie sheet with wax paper in between.

Almond Joy Balls - Yummmmm!

Dec 16, 2011
Using sweetened coconut
by: kam

Has anyone tried this with sweetened coconut? How did that work out?

Jul 24, 2011
Homemade Almond Joys
by: Grandma Mema

I used a bag of shredded coconut and some corn syrup. I didn't measure the corn syrup just added it little by little. For the chocolate I used chocolate melts by Wiltons. I don't use microwaves so I put the chocolate melts in a plastic container with a lid and set it in hot water to melt the chocolate. When taking the container out of the water wipe it off so the steams doesn't get in the chocolate. Came out great. The coconut mixture was so good that I added pecans and had a nice time eating it.

Jun 11, 2011
Milk Chocolate vs Dark Chocolate
by: Anonymous

Almond Joy candies use milk chocolate, Mounds use dark chocolate. Obviously - use whatever you prefer :) But i think the milk chocolate is paired with the almonds b/c they are slightly bitter and it helps cut that.

Thanks for the recipes and adjustment suggestions, I will be trying this soon, maybe even today! ^_^

Jan 29, 2011
Substitution Suggestion
by: Dee

What about substituting a little corn starch in place of the powdered sugar to make it less sticky and less sweet? I have not tried the recipe, but think I'll play around a little with it...

Dec 24, 2010
by: Terry

This recipe is wonderful. I know too much of sugar is bad (too much anything is bad) but I wouldn't think of changing a thing in this recipe... Just eat in moderation and share the goodness with loved ones.

Dec 18, 2010
Be careful doing the various adjustments
by: Linda

I tried this doing the 7 ounces of cream
and 1 cup of powdered sugar. They were way too
"watery". I tried them in the frig and they
didn't set up right.
I used Hersheys candy bar, milk chocolate
but didn't have a double boiler and had to
add water to the chocolate to prevent it from
They taste pretty good but fall apart
in your hands.
The cocconut I have found all has
sugar in it. Is that what you've found too?
I'm back to the drawing board on this.
I think the 2 cups of powdered sugar is necessary.

Nov 07, 2010
by: Babes

I made them recently, and they were good. They were a bit dry at first so I couldn't shape them at first. But when I added alot more condensed milk to give them the right consistency, they were much easier to shape.
Also, I would suggest using milk chocolate instead of semi-sweet-chocolate-chips as they give the Almond Joy a dark cholate flavor.

Sep 20, 2010
the best
by: Anonymous

Almond joys are made with milk chocolate and i always felt they should be made with dark chocolate.This recipe is BETTER than almond joy.Yummy

Jul 18, 2010
Yummy Stuff
by: Anonymous

To tone down the sweetness a bit, I used 7 oz. of sweetened condensed milk and only 1 c. of powdered sugar. They turned out DELICIOUS! Thanks for the yummy recipe!

Jul 02, 2010
Almond Joy Pie
by: Larry J.

I turned this into a pie with a slightly different recipe.
1 chocolate cookie crust (Storebought)
Melt 3/4 cup of butter
add 7 oz. sweetened condensed milk and 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Stir in 2 3/4 cups coconut
Stir in 1 cup toasted almonds
Melt 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips with 1 1/2 tbsp. veg. shortning
Pour enough melted chocolate in pie crust to cover the bottom.
Press in coconut mixture.
Refrigerate until firm.
Melt and pour remaining choclate over top of pie.
Decoratively add 1 almond on top near the center for each piece of pie (8 almonds)
Chill until firm.

Jun 23, 2010
by: Jaime

I'm a big fan of Almond Joys so I made these the other night. Oh man were they good. I caught myself eating three that day so I decided it's probably best to take them to work. I'll tell you what - there were none left come lunch time. Everyone loved them. They did comment they were a bit too rich/sweet, but that didn't stop them.

Kudos on the awesome recipe! I plan on making more this weekend!


May 28, 2010
Almond Joy Fudge
by: Kelley

I recently went to a specialty candy shop and purchased some Almond Joy Fudge. All they did was sandwich a coconut filling between two slabs of fudge. How simple is that. I tried it at home, using my favorite fudge recipe, substituting sliced almonds instead of walnuts and I used this coconut filling. To die for!!!

Mar 11, 2010
Almond Joy/Mounds Bars
by: Paula

This recipe sounds so easy I can't wait to try it.

Nov 21, 2009
by: Rhonda

I've been searching for an easy Homemade Almond Joy recipe and this one by far is the best I have come across. Cant' wait to make them!!!!

Oct 08, 2009
Easy Recipe
by: Anonymous

I made these last night. They tasted great. However, I will suggest that you chop/grind up the coconut prior to mixing it so it will have a more smooth texture. Also, these are really sweet, I rolled some of the mixture in balls and dipped them in white chocolate/milk chocolate and covered with nuts. I also did some in mini squares. Kids werent too pleased with them but the adults loved them.

Feb 01, 2008
Let Us Know How It Turns Out!
by: Angie

Glad to help, DD.

Do let us know how this recipe turns out for you. If you are able to take a photo and send it to us, we'll add it so everyone can see. :-)

Now, don't eat too many!

Feb 01, 2008
Almond Joy
by: DD

Sounds great, I will try it.

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