Dark Chocolate Almond Joy Truffles
These easy dark chocolate almond joy truffles with a sweet coconut filling are bite sized heaven.
An Easy No-Bake Treat
Almond Joy candy bars are one of our absolute favorite chocolate treats ever! That’s why we wanted to create a fun and easy way to turn these delicious candy bars into a bite sized party snack that you can make at home! These dark chocolate almond joy truffles taste amazing and are so simple to make.
If you’re a fan of coconut and chocolate, this no bake truffle recipe is for you! We cover our almond joy truffles in dark chocolate, but you can easily swap the dark chocolate for milk chocolate if that’s what you prefer!
To make this recipe, all you need are 5 simple ingredients and a food processor or blender. For the almond joy truffle filling, we use sweetened shredded coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and coconut milk.
Dark chocolate chips are what we use to make the chocolate coating for the dark chocolate almond joy truffles, but you can also use milk chocolate chips to coat them if you prefer. We add a tiny bit of coconut oil to help the chocolate chips melt down to a smooth liquid.
Roasted almonds taste the best for these truffles. You can usually find them at your local grocery store or you can roast your own!
Recipe Tips and Tricks
Easy almond joy truffles really do live up to their name. These no-bake almond joy snacks are extremely simple to put together if you follow these tips and tricks.
- Use A Food Processor or Blender: These are our favorite tools for creating the perfect coconut filling texture. Just add the ingredients and blend them up until fully combined and slightly sticky.
- Scoop with a 1 inch cookie scoop: Using our mini cookie scoop to scoop perfectly rounded coconut filling was life saving.
- Freeze Before Coating: Once your filling has been scooped into balls and you’ve placed your almonds on each truffle, put them in the freezer to stiffen. Doing so will help the truffles maintain their shape when coating them in melted chocolate.
- Add coconut oil to your chocolate: Melting dark chocolate chips will make for a great coating for your dark chocolate almond joy truffles. For silky melted chocolate, you should add a tiny bit of coconut oil to smoothen out the chocolate chips.
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Tips For Adding Chocolate Coating
Like we mentioned previously, before you begin coating your truffles in dark chocolate, make sure they’ve been in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. Allowing them to stiffen will keep them from falling apart when adding the warm melted chocolate.
Place the truffles on a cooling rack on top of a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or tin foil. Then, use a spoon to drizzle chocolate on the truffles until fully coated. We prefer this method to rolling the truffles in the chocolate because there is less risk them falling apart.
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Mounds candy bars have a coconut filling and a chocolate coating just like almond joys, but they do not have an almond inside. If you’re a fan of mounds, you can make mound coconut truffles by leaving out the roasted almonds.
The no bake truffle filling can be made using sweetened or unsweetened shredded coconut. We prefer to use sweetened coconut because we like our filling to be on the sweeter side. However, if you prefer to use unsweetened coconut, it also works great!
Yes! We like to use store bought roasted almonds as a fast and easy option, but you can definitely roast your own. This post talks all about how to roast your own almonds in a few different ways. https://www.culinaryhill.com/how-to-roast-almonds/
Classic almond joy candy bars are made with milk chocolate, but the best part of making these easy almond joy truffles at home is that you can decide what kind of chocolate coating you want. Whether you prefer dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, or semi sweet, you can have exactly what you want.
Dark Chocolate Almond Joy TrufflesMarch 5, 2022
- Blender/Food Processor
- Cooling Rack
- Baking Tray
- Mini Cookie Scoop 1-inch
- 3 cups shredded sweetened coconut
- 1/4 cup canned full-fat coconut milk
- 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 18 roasted almonds
- 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp refined coconut oil
- Add the shredded coconut, coconut milk, and sweetened condensed milk to the blender or food processor and pulse until combined. The mixture will be a thick and sticky consistency but the shredded coconut should still be in tact.
- Using a 1-inch cookie scoop, place balls of the coconut mixture onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Lightly press one almond into the top of each coconut ball. Place in the freezer to chill for at least 30 minutes.
- Remove the coconut balls from the freezer and place on a cooling rack. Place the cooling rack on top of the parchment lined baking tray to catch the excess chocolate when coating.
- Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil together using a microwave or double boiler. Spoon the melted chocolate over each truffle, covering each one completely in chocolate. Once all of the truffles are coated, return to the freezer for at least 20 minutes to allow the chocolate coating to fully set up.
- When using a microwave to melt chocolate, microwave in 15-second increments until the desired temperature and consistency are reached to avoid burning the chocolate.
- To save for later, store truffles in the refrigerator or freezer.