Thursday, July 12, 2012

Reinventing the Candy Bar: Almond Joy

Ever since I was old enough to know how much Christmas Shopping my Mom ACTUALLY does, we've made it our little tradition to wake up super early on Black Friday and head out for a full day worth of sale shopping. We shop, chat, strategize, and eat. We usually get coffee and hot chocolate in the morning and eat a big lunch during the day, and snack here and there while we're out. My mom and I have very similar likes when it comes to chocolate-y snacks. Raspberry-filled, chocolate covered, nutty, caramel, something or other shoved into a candy bar has our name alllllll over it. So when I decided to start the "Reinventing the Candy Bar" series, (in which the candy bar itself is used in a recipe, or the inner ingredients are used separately), I immediately thought of my mom's favorite, Almond Joy.

Coconut, almonds and chocolate wrapped in one delicious bar. How irresistible?!? I decided to wedge all of this in between pretzels.  YES. PRETZELS. There isn't really a set recipe of exact measurements for this, it just depends on personal taste. I like more coconut, so ya know what? I added more coconut.
Waffle pretzels all lined up- courtesy of Maddie!

Melted 2 Large bars of Hershey's Dark Chocolate over the stove and added coconut and chopped almonds. (heavy on the coconut, this made about 40 bites)

Scooped it onto a pretzel and placed another pretzel on top. Threw these babies in the fridge for half an hour so the chocolate could set and....

Serious Heaven. 

I left for my boyfriends house an hour away for the night, and by the time I got home the next day, half the tray was gone. Here's just a quick little overview of how to make Almond Joy Pretzel Bites

1 Bag of Waffle Pretzels
2 Large Hershey Bars- Milk or Dark Chocolate
Shredded Coconut
Chopped Almonds

1. Melt chocolate bars over the stove until completely melted. 
2. Add coconut and almonds to the melted chocolate. As much or as little of each as you prefer. 
3. Scoop by the teaspoon onto waffle pretzels and sandwich it together with a second pretzel. 
4. Refrigerate to harden center. 
 5. ENJOY!!


  1. This is a very clever way to make an almond joy. Welcome to the blogging world. 8-)

    1. Thank you! I'm having a lot of fun so far! Its still a bit under construction, but I hope I get the hang of it quickly =)