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    The killer combination of coconut, almonds, and milk chocolate makes for a delectable candy bar. One of the most iconic of American candies, the Almond Joy, is famous for its creamy coconut filling topped with almonds and covered in milk chocolate. Its sibling, the Mounds bar, has the same coconut center but no almonds. Although the recipes for these two candies are top secret, it's possible to make wonderfully coconutty chocolate candies in your own home. History: The Almond Joy was invented in 1946 by the Peter Paul Candy Manufacturing Company in Connecticut. The Mounds bar was the original version of the candy, premiering in 1921. Peter Paul used the unusual strategy of creating two very similar candies and advertising them as competing versions, encouraging consumers to pick a favorite. This tactic worked: Almond Joy and Mounds became two of the best-selling candies in the 1920s. Serving Suggestions: Trick-or-treaters will be delighted to find these candies in the Halloween candy bag. Wrap them in foil or place them in candy cups. Candy-Making Notes: You can eliminate the almonds and cover the coconut centers with dark chocolate. Better yet, make both versions and give your guests a pleasant dilemna of which to choose.

    Ingredients

    • 7 fluid ounces sweetened condensed milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
    • 14 ounces sweetened flaked coconut
    • 1/2 cup whole almonds, toasted
    • 16 ounces milk chocolate or coating chocolate

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 4210 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 178 g 273.34%
    • Saturated Fat: 131 g 653.05%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 80 mg 26.62%
    • Sodium: 1842 mg 76.76%
    • Calcium: 1180 mg 117.97%
    • Potassium: 769 mg 21.98%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 22.89%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 503 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 20 g 81.44%
    • Sugar: 475 g
    • Protein: 70 g
    • Alcohol: 1 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 19.07%
    • Vitamin C 6.77%
    • Vitamin D 57.83%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat35
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs32
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat2
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy3 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total4 oz-eq

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