These things are probably the best things I’ve made thus far. (Do I always say that!?) I can’t take credit for them by any means – I found these on Fed and Fit. They will change your life… These are actually BETTER than an Almond Joy – not kidding. Let me know what you think.
- 3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut (I used Trader Joe’s brand)
- 3 Tbl maple syrup
- 6 Tbl extra virgin coconut oil
- 1.5 cups chocolate chips or melting chocolate
- ½ cup natural almonds
- Combine the coconut, maple syrup, and coconut oil in a food processor or blender. Blend for 2 minutes, pausing halfway to scrape down the sides.
- Spoon the mixture into a 16-slotted plastic ice tray and press down. Place in the freezer while you prepare the melted chocolate.
- To temper the chocolate *** – now all I did was throw the chocolate chips in a pan over medium heat and stir, stir, stir, but if you want to get technical then follow this step and the next… place 1 cup of the chocolate chips in a glass bowl over a simmering pot of water. Stir constantly with a rubber spatula until melted or between 110 F and 115 F.
- Remove from heat and place on a towel, let the chocolate cool to 95 F and add the remaining ½ cup of chocolate chips. Stir until smooth with the rubber spatula.
- Break the coconut candy from the ice trays then dip the bottom of each one in the melted chocolate and place on a wire cooling wrack. Place a dot of the melted chocolate on top of each candy to serve as glue, then place an almond on the dot.
- Grab a spoonful of the chocolate and pour it over each candy, smoothing it over each side until totally covered.
- Transfer the candies from the wire rack to parchment paper then place in the refrigerator for one hour or until set.
- Wrap in squares of wax paper, if you want, and twist the ends shut for giving away at parties or on Halloween.