Almond Joy Pops

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Indulge in a burst of nutty, chocolaty goodness with our delightful Almond Joy Pops! In this blog post, we unveil a scrumptious recipe that captures the essence of the beloved Almond Joy candy bar in a fun and creative form. Imagine creamy coconut, crunchy almonds, and rich chocolate all coming together on a stick. These homemade Almond Joy Pops are not only a treat for your taste buds but also a wonderful way to get creative in the kitchen. Join us on this sweet journey as we craft a delectable dessert that’s perfect for any occasion, from summer picnics to cozy winter gatherings.

The Almond Joy Pops recipe is a delightful and guilt-free twist on the popular Almond Joy candy bar. The classic Almond Joy candy consists of sweetened coconut, almonds, and milk chocolate, creating a combination that has been beloved for generations. This recipe transforms those familiar flavors into a healthier frozen treat. With origins rooted in the love for coconut and chocolate, it’s a perfect way to enjoy the essence of the candy bar in a refreshing and dairy-free form.

Almond Joy Pops

Almond Joy Pops are a playful and mouthwatering twist on the classic candy bar that we all know and love. These pops feature a delightful combination of flavors and textures: velvety coconut filling, toasted almonds, and luscious chocolate coating. With each bite, you'll experience the perfect harmony of sweetness and crunch, making these pops an irresistible treat for both kids and adults. The best part? You get to customize the size and shape, allowing you to create a dessert that's as unique as your cravings. Whether enjoyed on a lazy afternoon or shared with friends at a party, Almond Joy Pops are guaranteed to make your taste buds dance with joy.

Tools and Equipment

Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 10 mins Rest Time 2 hrs Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 12 Calories: 188.52 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Ingredients

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the sweetened shredded coconut and sweetened condensed milk, stirring until well incorporated.

  2. Fold in the finely chopped roasted almonds, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

  3. Using your hands, shape the coconut-almond mixture into round or oval shapes, pressing firmly to form pops.

  4. Place the shaped pops on a parchment-lined baking sheet and insert a lollipop stick or popsicle stick into the center of each pop.

  5. Place the baking sheet in the freezer and let the pops firm up for about 30 minutes to an hour.

  6. In the meantime, prepare the chocolate coating by melting the semisweet chocolate chips and coconut oil together in a double boiler or microwave-safe bowl. Stir until smooth and glossy.

  7. Once the chocolate coating is ready, remove the pops from the freezer and dip each pop into the melted chocolate, allowing any excess chocolate to drip off.

  8. Return the coated pops to the parchment-lined baking sheet and place them back in the freezer for about 1 to 2 hours, or until the chocolate is set.

  9. Once the chocolate is completely set, your Almond Joy Pops are ready to be enjoyed!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 12


Amount Per Serving
Calories 188.52kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.09g19%
Saturated Fat 7.22g37%
Cholesterol 4.33mg2%
Sodium 66.02mg3%
Potassium 120.94mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 19g7%
Dietary Fiber 2.02g9%
Sugars 16.55g
Protein 2.74g6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Please note that the nutritional values provided are approximate and may vary depending on the specific ingredients and portion sizes used. It's always best to double-check with your specific ingredients and measurements for accurate nutritional information.

Note

Tips and Variations:
  • Customize the pops by adding a drizzle of melted white chocolate or dark chocolate over the milk chocolate coating.
  • Experiment with different nut varieties, such as cashews or hazelnuts, for unique flavor profiles.
  • Add a pinch of sea salt to the chocolate coating for a sweet and salty contrast.
  • For an extra layer of flavor, sprinkle toasted coconut flakes over the chocolate-coated pops before they set.
Serving Suggestions:
  • Almond Joy Pops are perfect for dessert tables, party favors, or as a delightful surprise for family and friends.
Allergen Information:

When making Almond Joy Pops, it's essential to be mindful of allergens to accommodate various dietary needs:

  • Nuts: The recipe contains almonds. Be aware of nut allergies, and if needed, substitute almonds with seeds or omit them for a nut-free version.

  • Coconut: This recipe uses shredded coconut, which can be a concern for those with coconut allergies. If necessary, you can explore other dairy-free ice cream or popsicle base options.

  • Chocolate: The chocolate coating should be dairy-free to maintain the vegan and dairy-free nature of this recipe. Double-check the chocolate used to ensure it's free of dairy products if serving to those with lactose intolerance or dairy allergies.

Wine or Drink Pairing:

While Almond Joy Pops are a sweet treat, you can still pair them with a variety of beverages to enhance your enjoyment:

  • Almond Milk: An excellent choice for a non-alcoholic pairing. Almond milk complements the almond and coconut flavors in the pops while keeping with the theme of the recipe.

  • Iced Coffee: The combination of iced coffee and Almond Joy Pops can be a delightful treat. The coffee's slight bitterness can balance the sweetness of the pops.

  • Coconut Water: If you want to accentuate the coconut flavor, pairing with coconut water can be a refreshing choice.

Storage and Leftovers:

If you have extra Almond Joy Pops or want to prepare them in advance, here's how to store and serve them later:

  • Freezer: Store the pops in an airtight container or individually wrapped in plastic wrap. Ensure they are placed in a single layer to prevent them from sticking together. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.

  • Serving: When ready to enjoy, remove the pops from the freezer and let them sit at room temperature for a minute or two to make them easier to bite into. You can also run them under lukewarm water briefly for a smooth release from the molds.

Keywords: Almond Joy Pops, Homemade Candy, Coconut and Almond Dessert, Chocolate-Coated Treat.

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