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Friday, October 28, 2011

Dark Chocolate Almond Joys

Yes, technically Almond Joys are covered in milk chocolate and do not have dark chocolate, Mounds do, but I bent the rules.  It's just been one of those days.

Two sick kiddos, mom now catching it, shots today for both, and that makes for a Friday night without rules.  A night of cuddling, watching TV and having a sweet treat in these homemade Almond Joys.

I'm pretty sure I'll be including this recipe in my cookbook for family and friends I am working on.  You just can't beat a four ingredient recipe - people love those!  Well, at least I hope you love this one.  Try them and let me know.

Dark Chocolate Almond Joys (makes six large, or 12 small)
1/2 bag dark chocolate chips
2 T. milk or coconut oil
shredded coconut

In a microwaveable bowl, heat chocolate chips and milk in 15 seconds intervals, stirring after each until melted and smooth.

Using flexible muffins tins (makes them extremely easy to pop out when done), pour in enough chocolate to fill bottom layer of muffin tin.  Place spoonful of coconut and top with almonds.  Spoon additional chocolate on top to cover coconut and almond mixture.

Place in freezer to harden, about 10 minutes.  Pop out of muffin tin and enjoy!  Keep in the fridge for best storage.

Big weekend plans?  Not us.  We're staying in.  No plans and I'm loving every minute of it.  In true geeky mom fashion, I plan on tackling the laundry room (the storage space is out.of.control.), stocking the fridge up with next week's meals, watching football, working on the cookbook, and getting these darn kids outside in the fresh air in hopes that all germs will float away.

They will not ruin my weekend with no plans.

Now stop reading and get to making these!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Jolene (Everydayfoodie)October 29, 2011 at 12:32 AM

    I really wish that I had big weekend plans ... but unfortunately I think I am staying in all weekend to work on my thesis.

  2. Thanks for posting this and especially making it look so easy! This is going on my must make list.....when I'm around people who will help me eat them because if I make them when I'm alone I will devour all of them!

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