Almond Chocolate Coconut Candy Recipe

Almond Coconut Candy

I was craving Almond Joy candy bars recently, but wanted something a little more decorative, so I decided to create my own little morsels of almond coconut goodness. Here’s what I came up with:

Ingredients

1 cup shredded coconut
1 Tablespoon brown rice syrup (or corn syrup)
1 bag candy molding/melting chocolate
1/2 cup whole almonds
1 package paper mini-cups
1 candy brush

Almond Coconut Candy

Candy molding or melting chocolate is chocolate that is prepared to work will for making molded chocolates. It melts easily and hardens quickly and doesn’t require tempering. It is available by the bag at most craft or specialty baking stores. It is also possible to make your own chocolate.

Method

1. In a small, microwave-safe dish, heat the brown rice or corn syrup until warm and runny.
2. Add the syrup to the coconut and work the syrup through the coconut with a spoon. It will not seem like enough syrup, but eventually you can work the syrup throughout the coconut. Set aside.

Almond Coconut Candy

3. Set out a dozen paper mini-cups onto a small tray. I like to use a mini-muffin pan to keep them steady, but this is optional. Any tray will do. You just want to be able to put them in the fridge afterwards with minimal sliding and squashing.

4. Put a cup or so of candy melting chocolate in a small microwave-safe dish and melt, on low power, in 30 second intervals. Try to stir after each run, because often th chocolate will look solid when it’s actually melted.

Almond Coconut Candy

5. Using a small spoon and the chocolate brush, put a small amount of chocolate into the bottom of each paper cup, just enough to cover the bottom. Use the brush to control and spread the chocolate. Cover the bottom and paint it halfway up the sides of each cup.

Almond Coconut Candy

6. Next, take two or three pinches of the almond & syrup mixture and smash it between your fingers to create small, flat balls. Set one into each cup, pressing slightly into the chocolate.
7. Using the same spoon and brush technique, finish the candies one at a time. Cover each almond ball with more chocolate, using the brush to gently push chocolate down the sides, then press a whole almond into the top. You may have to melt or re-melt more chocolate to finish.
8. Place the tray of candies in the refrigerator until set, about 10-15 minutes.
That’s it! To eat, simply peel back the paper cup and enjoy. Or, share with a friend for a special Valentine’s Day treat.
~Angela :-)

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Comments

  1. I’ve never been successful making candy, but this recipe looks easy so I’m definitely going to try it!
    A contest!!! Woo Hoo!! I’ve got some pink. How about a bottle of pink perfume? Kimora Lee Simmons “Goddess” to be exact. Thanks so much for doing this, it makes my day.
    – Suzanne, the Farmer’s Wife

  2. Ooops, forgot the link. pink perfume.

  3. yummo!! these look fab!
    what a way to start my day!
    thanks
    have a great week
    jessi

  4. Barbara Jacksier says:

    I’m working on my pink blog. I promise…
    Barbara

  5. Hi Angela,
    I cannot believe I didnt post the name of the book! duh.. Its one of those soft backs, its a perfect square, it has a wonderful porch with ratan white furniture and orange/green stripe pillows on the front. Title (bold blue color)Design Idea Book (in orange) then on the bottom it says learning from designer showhouses. It is scrump-dili, for sure. I will be posting more from it. Fresh Fresh Fresh, for a change..
    nice recipe above you little chef, you!
    Lisa
    coastal nest

  6. I had my yearly doctor checkup this morning and had to step on the scales. It wasnt pretty. But recipes like this make me shrug my shoulders and say, ‘who cares.’ :) This looks delicious.

  7. Gluten free too; I like it!

  8. yolanda elizabet says:

    Mmmmmmmm, they look delish, not bad for someone who had never made them before. Great tutorial too, Angela. BTW my blog was pretty in pink all year last year and now that it’s green you come up with a Pink competition? LOL

  9. Oh these look SO good! I bet they taste like Almond Joy’s? No?

  10. Hey, Angela, that looks yummy. You always take the best looking pics!
    Rhoda

  11. Mmmmmmmmm…..deliscious…..!!! …and the pictures are fabulous too!!!
    Annie

  12. These look absolutely scrumptous! And your photo is spectacular too!
    Smiles, Heather

  13. This recipe looks delicious. I love the picture too with the pretty tea cup. Delightful!

  14. Mmmmmm :-) !!!!

  15. Michele says:

    I’ve got one word for this one.
    YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Michele
    luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com

  16. Zane Mcleroy says:

    A thoughtful insight and ideas I will use on my blog. You’ve obviously spent some time on this. Well done!

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