I don’t know why, but I was at least in my 20’s before I tried an Almond Joy candy bar. For some reason I always thought that I didn’t like them. Maybe I tried them when I was a kid and forgot, but I had this weird negative association with them. Finally one day I decided to try one…and I loved it. I love coconut, almonds, and chocolate so the combo makes sense to me. While they aren’t something I eat often, I do enjoy them once in a while. So, when I had a bag of left over coconut, I started brainstorming what I could do with it. I browsed Pinterest and didn’t find anything that really stood out, but then I thought I could do a play on Almond Joy bars!
These turned out really well! I served them to my friends who were actually skeptical to try them because ‘they don’t like almond joy’…but they loved these! My friend actually told me, “don’t associate these with Almond Joy!” but for me, they taste so similar! I guess everyone has different taste buds! Anyway, it’s an easy recipe and definitely great to bring to a party or snack on at home! The kids loved them too!
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