High Heels & Grills: Almond Joy Truffles

Monday, September 23, 2013

Almond Joy Truffles

Note: Yes, I know it's Monday. Which means that there should be a Man Monday post today. {And every Monday for the past two months for that matter. Oops.} Let's just say that Zachary needed a blogging break, but will be back at it next week. For now, you can enjoy these bad boys.

I don't think I will ever understand the mind of someone who doesn't like coconut. Is it the taste? Is it the texture? Because those are reasons that I do like coconut. Just sayin'. Anyway, as you know, Almond Joys are made up of mainly coconut. Which is why they're one of my favorite candy bars. So, I decided to make truffles for the first time this week - Almond Joy flavor. And let me just say : Holy. Freaking. Amazing. If I were to give you my honest opinion about them, I'd say that they might just taste even better than Almond Joys. *Gasp* If you like Almond Joys, you need to make these. Pronto.

Almond Joy Truffles
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Makes about 3 dozen
Ingredients:
  • 4 C coconut flakes
  • 3 & 3/4 C powdered sugar
  • 1 {14 oz.} can sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 oz. slivered almonds
  • 1 {16 oz.} package chocolate CandyQuik
  • 4 oz. white chocolate CandyQuik 

Directions:
  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the coconut, sugar, sweetened condensed milk, and almonds.
  3. Shape into 1 inch balls and place on wax paper. {It's ok if they aren't perfectly round, you'll be able to perfect them later on.}
  4. Refrigerate for at least one hour until firm.
  5. Melt CandyQuik according to package directions.
  6. Dip the coconut balls into the chocolate and place on wax paper. {I used two spoons to maneuver the dipping to still make the truffles look decent.}
  7. Let the truffles sit until hard, 5-10 minutes.
  8. Melt the white chocolate CandyQuik according to package directions.
  9. Place in a small baggie and cut a small hole in one corner. 
  10. Carefully drizzle white chocolate over truffles.
  11. Let sit until hard, 5-10 minutes.
Enjoy the goodness my friends. You can thank me later.

-Sarah