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Homemade Coconut Almond Joys (Low-Carb)

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 toddler. 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’ll all the time associate coconut with spring as our Easter baskets were loaded with green-tinted coconut grass, while chocolate in any form jogs my memory of the turning of seasons. I’ve used coconut milk powder to provide these decadent treats a creamy base, finely shredded coconut for a fragile 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

Calories 275 kcal per serving


  • 1
    coconut milk powder
  • ¼
    unsalted butter
  • ¼
  • ¼
  • 4
    shredded unsweetened coconut
  • ½
  • 11
    85% dark chocolate


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix coconut milk powder, butter, water, salt, until smooth.

  3. Add coconut, stirring to mix.

  4. Scoop coconut mixture by tablespoonfuls, placing on prepared sheet. *

  5. Top each with 2 almonds.

  6. Freeze for half-hour, until firm.

  7. Break apart chocolate into small pieces.

  8. Set a double boiler over medium heat. **

  9. Add chocolate pieces and stir occasionally until melted.

  10. Dip frozen coconut pieces in melted chocolate, returning to parchment-lined sheet.

  11. Freeze for 10 minutes, remove, and finish setting at room temperature for one hour.

  12. Store refrigerated in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

* 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 happen to don’t have a double boiler, simmer a number of inches of water in a medium saucepan, fit a glass bowl inside, ensuring water doesn’t enter the container.

Nutrition Facts

Coconut Almond Joys (low-carb)

Amount Per Serving (1 piece)

Calories 275
Calories from Fat 225

% Day by day Value*

Fat 25g38%

Sodium 72mg3%

Carbohydrates 11g4%

Fiber 4g17%

Sugar 3g3%

Protein 3g6%

* Percent Day by day Values are based on a 2000 calorie food regimen.

Please note that the dietary information may vary depending
on the precise brands of products used. We encourage everyone to ascertain specific
product labels in calculating the precise dietary information.



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