Ingredients

How to make it

  • Line two large cookie sheets with waxed paper.
  • Set large wire cooling rack on paper; set aside.
  • Place coconut in large bowl; set aside.
  • Place corn syrup in a 1−cup glass measure. Microwave on high (100%) 1 minute or until syrup boils.
  • Immediately pour over coconut. Work warm syrup into coconut using the back of a wooden spoon until coconut is thoroughly coated.
  • This takes a little time, ..., there is enough syrup.
  • Using 1 level measuring tablespoon of coconut, shape into a ball by
  • squeezing coconut firmly in palm of one hand, then rolling between both palms.
  • (HINT: Measure out all of the coconut then roll into balls.)
  • Place 2 inches apart on wire racks. Let dry 10 minutes.
  • Reroll coconut balls so there are no loose ends of coconut sticking up.
  • Place milk chocolate and shortening in a 4−cup glass measure or 1 1/2 quart microwave−safe bowl. Microwave on high 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture can be stirred smooth and is glossy; stirring once or twice.
  • Working quickly, spoon 1 level measuring tablespoon of the chocolate over each coconut ball, making sure chocolate coats and letting excess chocolate drip down onto waxed paper.
  • While chocolate coating is still soft, lightly press whole almond on top of each.
  • Let stand to set or place in refrigerator. Store in a single layer in airtight container.
  • Keeps best if refrigerated.
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  • okiebaker1 6 years ago
    Instead of making balls, could I make the coconut like the original Almond Joys? Place a whole 2 whole almonds on the candy?
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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    These sound incredible. Have to make them soon. The guys at work will love you again. Thanks, Brianna
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  • lanacountry 10 years ago
    You know what yal?? They are not that hard to make
    and they TASTE..oh my goodness..26 (TWENTY_SIX!!)
    little bars..you gotta try it!! :()
    Thanks so much!!
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    " It was excellent "
    cherylannxo ate it and said...
    Good afternoon Lana, this looks very good. You have my 5. Have a good day....Cheryl
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    " It was excellent "
    jimrug1 ate it and said...
    WOW!! My favorite candy bar of all time. I am going to save this and have someone make these for me.... I am really bad at candy making...;-)~
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  • jo_jo_ba 10 years ago
    That looks like a wonderful idea!!
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  • lanacountry 10 years ago
    They are delicious..I knew one lady that could make them LOOK identical..(NOT ME:)
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    " It was excellent "
    jdpinky ate it and said...
    Thanks:) this sounds great!
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  • lenora 10 years ago
    hmmm
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  • fluffy24 10 years ago
    Love this candy bar.
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