Saturday, March 14, 2009

Oh Boy! Almond Joy!

I subscribe to Martha Stewart's "Cookie of the day." I was sent a cool no-bake cookie called Chocolate Coconut Patties. Hmmmm I thought...."I wonder if I added almonds if this would taste like almond joy candy? Oh man...these were worth the whole 30 minutes these took to make! Super crunchy, chocolately and nutty....Give them a try!

Almond Joy Patties
adapted from Martha

These delicious no-bake cookies can be assembled quickly and then stored in the refrigerator.

Makes about 20 .

1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
3 drops pure almond extract
3/4 cup sliced almonds
5 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, and spread coconut and almonds in a single layer on parchment. Place in oven until golden and toasted, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to color evenly. Remove from oven; let cool completely.
2. In a medium bowl, combine toasted coconut/almond mixture, almond extract, and melted chocolate. Stir gently until combined. Press about 1 tablespoon coconut mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining mixture. Place in the refrigerator until cookies are set, about 20 minutes. Keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.


Leslie said...

Ohh man..if I only had some almonds in the house, I would whip me up some of these!

Ginger said...

Ok, my son is home from college and he would love these!! Going to the store tomorrow...Thanks for sharing.

Donna-FFW said...

These sound absolutely delicious. I bet they would be a great addition to an Easter Basket. So cute and yummy!