Wednesday, January 12, 2011

homemade almond joy? oh my. ♥

we found out about these lovely things from leanna's blog

last night and today, rachel made the peanut butter cups.

i only had...oh....maybe 6. ^^that was only my first one. or maybe second.
we've been slightly obsessed.

Mounds (or almond joys) candy bars
makes 12, large

1 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup of coconut oil
1/4 cup of honey (raw is nice)
1 teaspoon almond extract
36 almonds, left whole or chopped (your choice)

1-Melt the coconut oil and honey over low heat until just melted. Whisk to combine. Add the almond extract and coconut flakes.
2-Now take out your muffin tins (you will need a 12 compartment muffin tin). In each compartment, place three almonds, or divide the chopped almonds) Then, divide the coconut mixture, making sure you get an even mixture of coconut flakes and coconut oil. Place in a freezer (make sure it’s on a flat surface), and freeze until hard (about 30 minutes)

Now it’s time for the chocolate! You will need:
3/4 cup cocoa powder (not dutch cocoa)
1/4 cup of honey (I used a scant 1/4 of a cup)
1 cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

3-Combine these ingredients in a 2 cup glass measuring glass and place in a pot of simmering water. Heat until everything is just melted, and remove from heat. Either whisk briskly, or use a hand blender to combine well (the hand blender is the easiest way to do this).
4-Take out the frozen coconut flakes mixture, and divide your chocolate mixture over it (about two tablespoons per muffin compartment).
5-Put back into your freezer, and freeze until hard (again, about 30 minutes). To get them out, simply slide a butter knife down one side, and pop it out. This is very easy to do, as long as you do it directly from your freezer.
...Then, enjoy! (and keep them frozen, they melt fairly quickly)

Recipe source: the Nourishing Gourmet:)

i tell ya....some of the best things in life contain chocolate, and coconut or peanut butter. :)


Emily said...

Oh my. I will have to make these. Oh yes I will. :)

Little Lovables said...

looks amazing!!

Christina said...

You remind me of my cousin who has always been nice and thin, yet LOVES coffee and treats. No fair! :P

Mrs. Miscellanea said...

yummy, I think my kids will love these ;)

Bethany said...

Ooo la la, those look delicious!

Oh Mandie said...

oh yum! My husband would go bananas over these!

danielle @ take heart said...

delish, my friend. delish.