Linda's Coconut Cream Almond Joy Easter Eggs Or Balls For All The Holidays

28
Servings
90m
Prep Time
90m
Cook Time
3h
Ready In


"I made these for Easter eggs several years ago with my cooking and recipes group, and they are unbelievably yummy! Try making them with the kids, or for your kids, grandchildren, or families Easter Baskets, or for friends and co-workers. They will love you forever :) You can also roll them into balls, and make Coconut Cream Almond Joy Balls for your Christmas trays or for Halloween and Valentines Day. Just decorate them up accordingly with holiday sprinkles on top. Please try my other recipes too... Linda's Butter Cream Easter Eggs Or Balls For All The Holidays and Linda's Peanut Butter Easter Eggs Or Balls For All The Holidays."

Original recipe yields 28 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (196.2 g)
  • Calories 756.8
  • Total Fat - 24.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 17 mg
  • Sodium - 998.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 123.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.6 g
  • Sugars - 20.3 g
  • Protein - 12.7 g
  • Calcium - 49.9 mg
  • Iron - 5.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step 1

Mix the butter and cream cheese together. (I put mine in the microwave for 30-45 secs. until softened).

Step 2

Add the confectionary sugar about 1 cup at a time, salt, and vanilla, and mix well. (I use my hands).

Step 3

Add the coconut, and mix until well blended. (I use my hands).

Step 4

Place the mixture in the freezer to chill for at least 20 minutes.

Step 5

Take out of the freezer and form into egg shapes with your hands. (It is helpful to put some confectionary sugar on your hands so the eggs don't stick to them, when rolling out the dough).

Step 6

Place each egg on a cookie sheet, covered with aluminum foil.

Step 7

When you are done, add 2 nuts on the top of each egg, pressing in slightly, so they don't fall out.

Step 8

Place in the freezer again for at least 25 minutes.

Step 9

Melt the chocolate and shortening in a a double boiler.

Step 10

Dip the bottom of the egg into the chocolate, then place it on a small flat dish.

Step 11

Take a large spoon, and spoon some melted chocolate on top, spreading around with a butter knife. Make sure you don't get it on too thick, or you won't have enough for the whole batch.

Step 12

Let cool on tray, then place each egg or ball in a colored paper cupcake cup.

Step 13

Store covered with aluminum foil in the refrigerator.

Tips & Variations


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KeeWee

I made these for my sister because she loves Almond Joys. I doubled the amount so I could have some too. She is going to love then just as much as me!

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(3 Apr 2021)

JabberJean

We all love coconut and I made these to decorate my family's Easter basket this year. The kids loved them as much as the adults did! I see myself making these in bar form throughout the year they are so good!

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(24 Apr 2019)

CookingGuru

Almond Joy candy bars are my daughters favorite candy bar and when I saw these I knew what I was making for her this year. She loved them! I have never made anything like this before so if I can do it anyone can. These are worth every minute it took me to make them. I have been having a hard time staying out of her basket!

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(6 Apr 2013)

Christina

My family was so surprised to get Easter baskets from me this year, but I saw these Easter candy recipes and had to make them for everyone special to me. These are great and easy to work with. I used wax instead of the the shortening. It made them easy to dip and gave them a shine. These tasted just like Almond Joys, which are one of my favorites!

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(5 Apr 2013)

Chefster

I made a full batch of these. I made half for my grandchildren and then used the rest to make a couple of large Easter eggs and a few smaller Easter eggs for my daughter and husband. The kids danced around the table when they saw their baskets and my daughter and husband were so surprised when they got some too! What a great idea and this is a definite do again next year!

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(1 Apr 2013)

MealsInMinutes

I made your peanut butter eggs and also a trial size amount of these, to see how these would come out. They are both awesome and I am making up all 3 of your recipes listed here for the different eggs for my kids and niece and nephews Easter baskets. They are going to go crazy over these because they love Almond Joys and these are just like them, only better! I am going to make some for the adults too because we are all getting together for the holidays and even though we're grown up we love our candy too!

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(10 Mar 2013)