Almond Joy Candy (Slow cooker or Stovetop) – an easy 4 ingredient homemade version of the popular candy bars. Best of all, this recipe is loaded with almonds, coconut, chocolate and Almond Bark. Plus recipe video.
There’s just something about the chocolate, coconut and almond combo that is hard to resist.
HOW TO MAKE THESE SLOW COOKER ALMOND JOY CANDY – SUPER easy to make with just FOUR ingredients:
- Almond Bark Chocolate Bar – (<— this is the one I use) 1 half broken into squares and the other coarsely chopped
- Chocolate Chips (I like dark chocolate but you can use half dark and half semi-sweet)
- Finely Shredded Coconut (I used unsweetened)
- Almonds (I like using sliced)
Coat your slow cooker with coconut oil or non-stick cooking spray. This prevents chocolate from sticking and easily scorching.
This is the almond bark I use – Almond bark is usually located in the baking aisle with the rest of the baking chocolate at your grocery store.
Almond bark is essential to help the candy not seize or burn – I have not tested this with any other chocolate.
Add the ingredients to your slow cooker in the order they’re listed in and cook on LOW for 40 minutes – 1.5 hours and stir every 20 minutes, until completely melted. (mine was completely melted at 45 minutes with my KitchenAid Slow cooker and 1 hour with my Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker)
**Every single slow cooker heats at a different level so make sure you watch the chocolate and do not overcook.
Add the chopped almond bark AFTER the first batch of chocolate has melted. This prevents burning and the chocolate from seizing. It’s important to keep stirring until completely melted.
Once the mixture has melted, add the coconut and almonds.
If you don’t have a slow cooker or would rather use the stovetop, place a double boiler over the stove.
Then heat the chocolate and almond bark together until melted. Finally, you’re going to stir in the almonds and coconut.
Use a small cookie scoop (packed tightly) or drop mixture by the spoonful (about 1 1/2 tablespoons) onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
To make these extra pretty, top them with a whole almond in the center. Then sprinkle with more shredded coconut.
They make the perfect gift for friends or family around the holidays or anytime you need an easy sweet treat!
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