There are few things better than fudge or candy, except maybe fudge that tastes like candy.
Coconut tends to be one of those touchy flavors; people either love it or hate it. Alone I think it’s pretty good—nothing special. Combine it with chocolate and sugar, though, and you’ve got a clear winner. This fudge has a standard chocolate base but with a layer of coconut-white chocolate fudge on top, topped with an almond. If you omit the almonds it’ll taste just like a Mounds bar.
The best part about this dessert? It can all be made in the microwave so you can enjoy it any time. OK, maybe that’s not such great news…
Almond Joy Fudge
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Ingredients(Makes 16 servings):
1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons semi-sweet or bitter-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons coconut milk
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/3 cup shredded coconut, sweetened or unsweetened
- Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave or over the stove.
- Mix into the melted chocolate 2 Tablespoons of butter, 3 Tablespoons of coconut milk, and 1/4 cup of sifted powdered sugar until the chocolate is smooth.
- Pour the fudge into the bottom of a non-stick 6×6 pan. Put the pan in a refrigerator temporarily to cool the chocolate.
- Melt the white chocolate using the same method, keeping an eye on it making sure that it doesn’t burn.
- Mix in the remaining butter, coconut milk, powdered sugar, and coconut until smooth.
- Take the pan out of the refrigerator and spread the coconut layer on evenly(It won’t be runny but shouldn’t be too solid to spread either).
- Place each almond about an inch apart in a 4×4 square pattern.
- Refrigerate the fudge for 20-30 minutes until it’s solid. Cut into 16 squares with an almond at the center of every square and serve cold.
By itself the top layer tastes too much of white chocolate(I wasn’t aware that was even possible) to be like the coconut center of a Mounds Bar. But eaten together the chocolate and coconut fudge taste eerily similar to the candy joy. You might want to use an even larger pan such as 8×8 for flat rectangular pieces of fudge.
And as long as we’re on the topic of coconut and chocolate, recently I updated the recipe page for Homemade Mounds Bars with better pictures and easier to read steps. It’s one of the most pinned dessert recipes I have so I can’t be the only one who thinks they’re amazing.