Sunday, July 24, 2011

Inside-Out Mounds of Joy

Inside_Out Mounds of JoyAlmond Joys are a long-time favorite of Adam's. While he didn't get a chance to indulge in the chocolate-almond-coconutty goodness often, eating even one candy bar now would be a cheat on his diet. As a surprise for him, I created this recipe the other night while he was working late. I asked if he thought the name might be too much, but he assured me "Mounds of Joy" was perfect.

½ c cocoa powder (1½ oz)
3 T butter, softened
2 T honey
1 T heavy cream
12 almonds (½ oz)
4 t unsweetened shredded coconut (½ oz)
  1. Beat cocoa powder, butter, honey, and cream together until smooth
  2. Refrigerate for an hour or until chocolate has set enough to mold with your hands
  3. Place coconut in a shallow dish
  4. Form a generous tablespoon of chocolate into a ball around each almond
  5. Roll in coconut to coat
  6. Set on waxed paper and freeze for 30 min or until solid
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 candy
Serving per Recipe 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 64
Total Fat 5.2 g
  Saturated Fat 3.1 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.4 g
Cholesterol 9 mg
Sodium 28 mg
Potassium 67 mg
Total Carbohydrates 5.4 g
  Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
  Sugars 3.1 g
Protein 1.1 g

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