The other day my husband came home from work & saw my computer open to a page on The Nourishing Gourmet that featured a picture of her homemade "Mounds" candy. Right away hubby started talking about how good they looked- and when I looked at the ingredients I thought, "I can make those!" So I did :) Have you tried them yet? If you like coconut & chocolate- you must! They are UH-MAZE-ING! If I had an award to give, I would certainly give her one for this recipe.
I used a mini muffin pan, so the recipe made 24 candies. I used 2 "crispy" almonds in each one (you could do 3, or use chopped), so you would need at least 48 almonds this way. Here's my 1 1/3 coconut in the bowl (I used unsweetened shredded instead of flaked) along with the teaspoon almond extract and 1/4 c. honey & 1/2 c. coconut oil that I melted in pot of hot water. You don't have to use muffin liners & may not want to- I will go into that more... Using almonds make these more of an "Almond Joy", but because it is a dark chocolate, not milk chocolate, it's kind of a "Mounds" & "Almond Joy" hybrid.
WARNING: these candies may cause serious cravings & consuming thoughts of... MORE!
This post is a part of Fight Back Friday at Food Renegade