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Almond Joy Candy

No recipe image available.Love the famous candy bar? Then you will definitely love this candy treat!

Recipe Ingredients:

3/4 cup (or 1 1/2 sticks) butter
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 pound (5 1/3 cups) sweetened shredded coconut
2 cups toasted almonds, chopped
2 cups (12-ounces) milk or semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with lightly buttered waxed paper or aluminum foil. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter in large saucepan, add milk and vanilla, mixing well. Stir in coconut and almonds and mix well. Press into prepared pan and refrigerate until firm.
  3. Invert pan, peel off paper and cut candy into small squares.
  4. Melt chocolate and shortening in double boiler over simmering water; dip candy pieces in chocolate. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets and allow to dry at room temperature. Store tightly covered at room temperature.

Makes about 4 pounds candy.