Coconut-Almond Candy Bars

This candy bar recipe makes many candy bars to wrap and share with friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors.


Coconut-Almond Candy Bars

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Servings: 25
Yield: 25 candy bars
Prep Time: 1 hr
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Ingredients
  • 3 1/2  cups 
    sifted powdered sugar
  • 1  3  ounce package 
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1   teaspoon 
    vanilla
  • 1 1/2  cups 
    coconut
  • 50   
    blanched whole almonds (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 1/2  pounds 
    dipping chocolate or confectioners coating
Directions
1.
Butter a 12x9-inch piece of foil; set foil aside. In a small bowl combine powdered sugar, softened cream cheese, and vanilla. Stir in the coconut.
2.
Turn coconut mixture onto the buttered foil. Pat coconut mixture into a 10x5-inch rectangle. Cut the mixture into 2x1-inch rectangles. Press 2 blanched whole almonds into the top of each rectangle.
3.
Melt the dipping chocolate or confectioners coating. Carefully dip the rectangles, one at a time, into the melted chocolate. Let excess chocolate drip off rectangles.
4.
Place the dipped rectangles on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper until dry. Store tightly covered in a cool, dry place. Makes 25 candy bars.
Make Ahead Tip
  • Up to 1 week ahead prepare candy bars. Store in the refrigerator in a tightly covered container.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 252, Fat, total (g) 13, chol. (mg) 4, sat. fat (g) 10, carb. (g) 34, fiber (g) 0, pro. (g) 1, vit. A (IU) 48.59, vit. C (mg) 0, sodium (mg) 11, calcium (mg) 10.1, iron (mg) 0.18, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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