Almond Joy Bark

almond joy bark candy

My Peppermint Bark was soooo yummy when I mad it during the holidays. It was a Huge hit.

I was watching the Food Network today, and Big Daddy’s house was on. He made a bark with cherries, almonds and something else, I just don’t remember what it was. A light bulb went off in my head, so I ran to a piece of paper and wrote down my idea. You see, if I don’t write things down, I totally forget everything! Sometime I even forget why things are on my list. Yes, It is BAD!

So my Almond Joy Bark has probably been done before. But I didn’t even check on google, because I wanted to think I came up with something original damn it! So don’t go bursting my bubble, k?


12 oz semi sweet chocolate, chopped

1/4 tsp coconut extract

1/8 tsp almond extract

1/2 cup almonds

1/2 cup coconut

Melt chocolate over double boiler. Add coconut and almond extract . Mix well. Spread over a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Don’t worry about spreading it to the edges. Spread it however thick you want it to be.

Sprinkle with almonds and coconut.

Throw it in the fridge for 45 minutes to harden. And chop it up into shards when hard!

This takes like 5 minutes to throw together and it is sooooooo very addicting!!!


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    VeggieGirl says:

    HOLY FREAKING YUM BARK!! Oh and I love ‘Big Daddy’s House’ 😀

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    how do you get the photos to turn out so great?

    thanks for the recipe on the bark! now i wanna try it. hehehe.

    first, i have to get a double boiler.

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    All About Food says:

    And the next step? Chop it up and stir it into homemade vanilla or coconut ice cream. Thanks for the great idea. Saw your photo on TasteSpotting and it drew me right in!

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    That almond joy bark looks really god!

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    can I say that I am so happy that you forget things? I know that sounds awful, but I feel better knowing that it happens to you because I have such a bad case of ‘the forgets’. And I’m not that old! Sometimes it really scares me how much I forget stuff. And I have lists where I have written stuff down and read it later going ‘what the heck is this for?” oh yeah, baddddd.
    I have been on such a huge coconut kick lately, so I’ll be experimenting with this one. Was this a long enough post? LOL

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    Oh I TOTALLY agree about never googling your great ideas! It’s such a let-down to find out someone already thought of it, lol. But I for one have never seen almond joy bark, so yay! It looks awesome.

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    I am the exact same way with the lists, I make a hundred lists, and then forget where I put them, it’s a vicious cycle!

    What a great idea for the bark, it looks wonderful!

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    What a great idea! I love the whole almonds in there – yum!

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    Not Another Omnivore says:

    You had me at Almond Joy…these look awesome!


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    Ciao Chow Linda says:

    YUM, chocolate and coconut are a great combination. Looks terrific.

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    This is a close cousin to my Almond Joy Patties I made yesterday! If mine were awesome, your bark should be KickAzz too! Coconut, almonds and chocolate…a trio made in heaven!

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    I love the taste of coconut, I just don’t love the texture, so I love that you put coconut extract in this! YUM, But… I thought you were through with Chocolate Les….??? See, it always calls ya back That LOUSE!

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    5 Star Foodie says:

    This sounds excellent – I love the almonds and chocolate and coconut together – yum!

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    Wow! I love almond joys! I can only imagine how yummy it is!

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    I totally understand you’re needing to write the recipe down immediately…I keep paper around me at all times because if I don’t write down an important thought that jumps into my head, well, it jumps right back out…never to be remembered again. So glad you wrote down this recipe!! It looks fabulous. Mounds and Almond Joys are my favorite candy bars, so I can’t wait to make this more sophisticated and super yummy bark!

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    Bridgett says:

    Oh my goodness, that looks so much better than the candy bar!

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    Deliciousness! LOVE A.J.’s! What a quick easy way to have the same flavors.

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    I love that picture, and the big almond pieces look incredible. Thanks for sharing!

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    Elizabeth says:

    That looks great!!! Easy too!

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    Total yum! You and Dawn are on the same kick with the chocolate and coconut! I don’t know how you ladies can eat such good stuff all the time.

    I’m a list girl too. But then I lose my lists…LOL.

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    I saw the same episode! This is such a great idea – I love coconut!!!

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    I’m soooooo thankful it doesn’t have white chocolate. Ha-ha!

    Looks and sounds good Leslie!

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    This looks so good! I want to try this but I’m not doing it until next time I have a party and a house full of people to eat it before I can get to it!

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    MaryBeth says:

    This looks and sounds freakin way out damn good…..

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    Culinarywannabe says:

    OMG! Almond Joys are my favorite!!! Last Halloween I ate all of the little bars before the kids could even get to the door. If bathing suit season wasn’t just around the corner, I swear I would be making this for breakfast.

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    Barks are wonderful, it is thin ( low commitment;) and you just add in whatever your heart desires) I personally am a fan of coconut and this is right up my alley!

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    E. Michelle says:

    OMG this looks fabulous. Almond Joys are the best candy bars!

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says:

    Bark is so much fun and I love to make it will all kinds of fun ingredients!! Love your combination!!

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    Yum!! Looks delicous!!

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    although i don’t think peppermint bark can be beaten, this runs a close second. nicely done, leslie!

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    Evolving Mommy Catherine says:

    I love Almond Joys. I am so going to have to try this out.

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    I love your bark creation! Could be dangerous though. I better make it for someone else:)

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    noble pig says:

    Sounds awesome and you get all the credit!

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    oneshotbeyond says:

    sounds like a winning recipe to me…I wouldn’t google it either!

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    Ooo that looks awesome!

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    pigpigscorner says:

    What a great shot! yum yum!

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    William "the Clothier" says:

    I don’t like coconut. But this looks very good. Is there a substitute I can use for the coconut?

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    that looks so totally good. must be a good present during holidays! or anytime 😉

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    oh wow! those almonds are just saying hi to me! yummy!

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    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    I love this easy and fast recipes! I’m sure I would love this, since I love that candy bar! I’m with you on writing thing. I have to write EVERYTHING!

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    E. Michelle says:

    I made this today! It was awesome! Thanks for the great recipe!

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    This looks great!

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    Alyssa Goodnight says:

    I’m a BIG Almond Joy fan, so this looks awesome. I’ve been behind on my blog surfing, and it looks like you’ve been posting some yummy recipes I’ll need to try out!


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