Thursday, December 23, 2010

Chocolate Covered Coconut Almond Clusters

Almond Joys are one of the candies that I discovered while in high school.  I love the different textures and flavors that make them so delicious.  A few months ago, my friend Barb wanted an Almond Joy Cake for her birthday.  What I created with her that day, became on of my favorite cakes to make (and eat).  I now use the filling to also make these delicious clusters that are a replica of the candy bar I love.

Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 Cups sweetened flake coconut
  • 1 Cup powdered sugar
  • 7 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 bag milk chocolate chips
  • 1 Cup whole almonds
Supplies
  • glass dish or bowl
  • Medium or large pot
  • Medium or large glass bowl
  • Fork
  • Toothpicks
  • Small melon baller
  • Metal whisk
  • Cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Mini muffin pan
  • Mini muffin liners
Directions
  1. Pour the sweetened condensed milk into the glass dish
  2. Use the whisk to mix in the vanilla
  3. Adding 1/2 cup at a time, whisk the powdered sugar into the mixture
  4. Add the coconut to the mixture, and mix well
  5. Spread the mixture so that it is even throughout the dish
  6. Put dish in the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour
  7. Cover the cookie sheet with parchment paper
  8. Remove the coconut mixture from the refrigerator, and scoop one scoop with the melon baller into your hands
  9. Form into a ball and set on the parchment paper
  10. Stick tray into refrigerator
  11. Fill mini muffin pan with liners
  12. Using the glass bowl, and pot, create a double-boiler (see instructions on White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn)
  13. Melt the milk chocolate completely
  14. Use a toothpick to dip each ball into the chocolate
  15. Use the fork to help transfer covered ball into muffin pan
  16. Place one almond on top of ball
  17. When you have covered all balls with chocolate, refrigerate for another hour
  18. Chocolate should set, and you should be ready to enjoy!


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2 comments:

  1. These sound delicious--now I want to see the recipe for the Almond Joy cake!

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  2. Oh boy! I can't wait to make these. Just like Almond Joys and those are my hubbies fav. We live in Canada and have to suffer from Almond Joy withdrawals as they don't sell them here. Thanks for the recipe!

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