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

24 comments:

  1. Wow! This truffles look delicious! A kiss from Italy :*

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  2. I LOVE Almond Joys! Totally make these :)

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  3. YUMMY!!! These look fabulous & sound simple enough :)

    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

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  4. These look awesome. I think I am going to use dark chocolate in place of the Candi Quik because dark chocolate with coconut and almonds is just the best! A question - are you using sweetened flaked coconut (like Baker's) or plain unsweetened coconut flakes? Thanks!

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  5. Mmmm. I'm thinking I'll put these on my goodie plate this year for Christmas! They look easy enough and I love me some coconut. Maybe I'll dye the chocolate on top red or green? LOL. Never too early to start planning right?!

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  6. Making these ASAP! And I agree-I will never understand anyone who doesn't like coconut! :)

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  7. Looks good. What is Candi Quik though? Is that a brand name or just the normal blocks of melting chocolate I use for my other holiday treats?

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  8. Just awesome Sarah!! I could use a few of those right now :)

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  9. Oh these are gorgeous. And I'm sure quite tasty too!!

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  10. There are no words to describe how badly I want to jump through the screen and grab those right now!

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  11. Sarah, wow, these look amazing - Almond Joy is my big candy weakness! I SO have to try these! Thanks for sharing and pinning! Have a happy Friday and a fantastic weekend!

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  12. Oh my! These look dangerously delicious!

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  13. YUM! These look amazing & seem super simple to make!! Pinned to my Fall Party Dessert Board! :)

    ~ Jenn @ We Do FUN Here

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  14. Oh wow, these look amazing! Shared your link on our Google+ page :)

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

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  15. I'm a HUGE fan of Almond Joy and you hit it right in the hart with this one :) Yummmmmmm

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  16. I have the same question as Mary B: Are you using sweetened flaked coconut (like Baker's) or plain unsweetened coconut flakes? Thanks!

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    1. Hey Jenny, yes I did use sweetened coconut. :) good luck!

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    2. Thanks, looking forward to trying these.

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  17. I won't use the candy melts but I love the recipe. With a good quality chocolate it's a great recipe.

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  18. I tried this recipe and was super pleased with how tasty it came out and how simple it was to prepare and do. Thank you so much! My family really enjoyed it!

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  19. Really liked how simple and easy this recipe was to follow and make. It was a family favorite I super enjoyed making it (even if my hands got sticky ;) thank you so much for sharing. :)
    ---Sweet simple and easy to make!

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  20. These look heavenly! I can't wait to try them!!

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