Almond Joy Bars

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"I have had this recipe for years to be exact, These are the easiest bars to make, just mix up a few ingredients, pat in a pan, chill cut into bars then coat in chocolate....YUMMY!"

Original recipe yields 40-45 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (49.1 g)
  • Calories 133.2
  • Total Fat - 7.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 8.4 mg
  • Sodium - 44.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 15.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.2 g
  • Sugars - 13.7 g
  • Protein - 1.5 g
  • Calcium - 35.6 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Blend the sweetened condensed milk, butter and vanilla extract. Add the powdered sugar a little at a time, stirring until smooth. Stir in the coconut, the mixture should be firm. Pat firmly into a 9 x 13 x 2 inch pan. Chill in the fridge until firm. (we put ours in the freezer).

Step 2

While the mixture chills go ahead and dry roast the almonds (see bottom of instructions for roasting).

Step 3

In a double boiler over hot, not boiling water, melt the chocolate chips or milk chocolate almond bark, stirring often (this can also be done in the microwave, use the defrost setting on the microwave and melt the chocolate in 3 minute intervals). Remove coconut mixture from the refrigerator/freezer and cut into 1 x 2 inch bars. Put 2 whole almonds on top of each bar.

Step 4

Use a fork to dip each bar into the melted chocolate mixture. Tap fork gently against the side of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate. Lay bars on waxed paper after dipping until firm. You can also place them into the refrigerator as well.


Step 5

Spread in an un greased baking pan. Place in 350ºF oven and bake 10 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant; stir once or twice to ensure even browning, the almonds will continue to roast slightly after removing from oven.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I have been trying to keep my grandchildren busy as they patiently wait for their "Grumpy" to come home from the hospital. We decided to make these to help fill his candy dish and make him sweeter! They are delicious and he is going to love them!

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(30 Jan 2021)