Monday, November 21, 2011

Recipe of the Week: Homemade Almond Joy/Mounds Candy

This is one of several recipes that my mom has been making for years and years.  When I was a kid, we used to make probably 20 different kinds of candy (many of them dipped chocolates).  She still makes a lot, but not near as much as back then.  This recipe was one of our favorites.  The best thing about it is being able to tweak the recipe to your own likes.  I love the nuts in Almond Joy and I love the dark chocolate in Mounds.  With this recipe I can make "Almond Mounds!"  So here it is:

Almond Joys/Mounds Clone
1/4 pound butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
14 ounces shredded coconut
1 cup whole toasted almonds
1 bag chocolate chips (milk for Almond Joy, semisweet for Mounds)
Mix together the first 3 ingredients. With your hands, roll the mixture into 1-inch balls. Stick an almond in each one for Almond Joy.  Melt chocolate in microwave-safe dish, stirring after every 30 seconds or so. Dip the balls in melted chocolate and place on foil-covered baking sheet.  Chill until firm.

This is another one of those not-so-healthy recipes that I tend to share but then again, we tend to give away most of the treats we make anyway!

Enjoy!
Korrina

2 comments:

  1. The melting chocolate is my favourite part. I have to see the picture of this homemade recipe ♥

    dita

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  2. I plan on making this sometime in the next couple of weeks. I will be sure to add a picture! :) Korrina

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