Homemade Coconut Almond Joys (Low-Carb)

This content originally appeared on ForGoodMeasure. Republished with permission.

I’ll admit Almond Joys were my favorite candy as a child. My mother preferred home-baked goods over anything processed. So store-bought confections were a twice-a-year phenomenon on Easter morning and Halloween eve. I will always associate coconut with spring as our Easter baskets were loaded with green-tinted coconut grass, while chocolate in any form reminds me of the turning of seasons. I’ve used coconut milk powder to give these decadent treats a creamy base, finely shredded coconut for a delicate texture, and roasted almonds for extra crunch. For me, they’re childhood in every delicious bite.


Coconut Almond Joys (low-carb)

Naturally low-carb & gluten-free
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Gluten-Free, Low-Carb
Servings 1 people
Calories 275kcal


Baking sheet


1 cup coconut milk powder¼ cup unsalted butter melted¼ cup water boiling¼ teaspoon salt4 cups shredded unsweetened coconut½ cup almonds dry-roasted11 ounces 85% dark chocolate


Line a baking sheet with parchment.
In a medium bowl, blend coconut milk powder, butter, water, salt, until smooth.
Add coconut, stirring to combine.
Scoop coconut mixture by tablespoonfuls, placing on prepared sheet. *
Top each with 2 almonds.
Freeze for 30 minutes, until firm.
Break apart chocolate into small pieces.
Set a double boiler over medium heat. **
Add chocolate pieces and stir occasionally until melted.
Dip frozen coconut pieces in melted chocolate, returning to parchment-lined sheet.
Freeze for 10 minutes, remove, and finish setting at room temperature for one hour.
Store refrigerated in an airtight container.


* Use a silicone candy mold for a more structured candy. Place almonds in mold first, adding coconut mixture after. After freezing, remove frozen mixture from mold before dipping in chocolate.

**If you do not have a double boiler, simmer a few inches of water in a medium saucepan, fit a glass bowl inside, ensuring water does not enter the container.


Serving: 1piece | Sodium: 72mg | Sugar: 3g | Fiber: 4g | Calories: 275kcal | Fat: 25g | Protein: 3g | Carbohydrates: 11g

Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending
on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific
product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.


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