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Homemade Almond Joy Bars

Make your very own Almond Joy Bars--so simple and delicious. You can make these vegan as well if desired!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 138kcal
Author: Lorie Yarro


For the Center (Regular Version):

  • 2 ½ c shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • c sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

For the Center (Vegan Version)

  • 2 ½ cups shredded coconut
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 -4 T maple syrup (If you use sweetened coconut, skip this!) depending on desired sweetness
  • 3 T coconut oil melted

For the Coating

  • 1 1/2 c dark chocolate chips (semi-sweet or milk will work too, dairy free for vegan.)
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • approx. 18 whole almonds


For Regular Version:

  • Combine coconut, vanilla and condensed milk in a medium bowl and stir well to combine. If the mixture seems dry, you can add another tablespoon of condensed milk if desired. (You can freeze for about 10-20 minutes for ease of rolling into balls.)
  • Roll into tight balls or logs and place on parchment. Freeze once again for about 10-20 minutes.

For Vegan Version:

  • Combine coconut, coconut oil, maple, and vanilla in food processor for about 30-45 seconds.
  • Form small oblong balls with the mixture and place on parchment paper lined plate.
  • Freeze for 10-15 minutes to set.

Chocolate Coating (Both Versions):

  • Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil and mix well together.
  • Once coconut pieces have set, dip and coat with chocolate and place back on parchment paper. Press one almond into the top of each piece.
  • Refrigerate to set and enjoy!


Since coconut oil hardens in the cold, let these sit out for a few minutes before eating to give some time to soften a bit if making the vegan version.


Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg