Easy Almond Joy Tart Recipe - Sweet Pea's Kitchen (2024)

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Taste this Almond Joy Tart, and you will be so thankful you did. It’s filled with a creamy coconut filling, tart, and a delectable chocolate ganache. If you love the candy bar Almond Joy, then you are going to go wild for this incredible dessert.

Everything about it screams heavenly dessert! You’ll want to keep this recipe within arms reach because it will be your new favorite dessert idea.

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Almond Joy Tart

If you are a fan of Almond Joy’s, then you’re going to love these Almond Joy Tarts. These creamy-dreamy coconut filled tarts are a cinch to make, but they do require some planning because the tart dough and the white chocolate ganache require chilling time. However, if you make the tart dough and white chocolate ganache the day before, then it is smooth sailing into a coconutty dream.

Almond Joy’s are my favorite candy bar around, so when I spotted this recipe, it was just a matter of time before I had to give it a try. I served them up with a scoop of Graeter’s Chocolate Coconut Almond Chip, and it was one of the best desserts we have had in a long time.

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If you don’t have little tart pans, don’t let that stop you from making this delicious tart, you can always make it into one large almond joy tart. 🙂

What is a Tart?

A tart is a delicious treat that is made from a crust that is filled with various fillings. Some are sweet, and some are savory, depending on what you are making. Often times, tarts are filled with fruits. In this case, this almond joy tart has a lot of sweetness that will keep your taste buds pleased.

Do I Have to Use a Tart Pan?

No, you do not need to use a tart pan if you don’t have one. While tart pans are perfect for giving you a great tart, you can also use something else instead. If you have a pie pan or other short pan, that will work as well. Traditional tart pans have a ridge around them to give you the classic tart appearance. That is the main thing you will be getting from using a tart pan.

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Ingredients

For the Tart Dough:

  • Large egg
  • Whole toasted almonds
  • Granulated white sugar
  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch cubes

For the Coconut Filling:

  • Good-quality white chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • Heavy cream
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Light rum

For the Chocolate Glaze and Garnish:

    • Good-quality milk chocolate, coarsely chopped
    • Good-quality dark chocolate (60 to 70%), coarsely chopped
    • Heavy cream
    • Whole almonds, toasted

How to Make an Almond Joy Tart

First Step: Prepare the tart dough. Use a small bowl and lightly whisk the egg then set aside. Then in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade, begin to pulse the almonds and sugar together until the almonds are finely ground. Combine the flour and salt and pulse again until just combined. Mix in the butter and pulse until sandy, about 6 to 10 quick pulses. Put in the egg and pulse just until the dough begins to cohere into a ball. Form the dough into a disk, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate it for at least 1 hour or overnight.

Second Step: Begin making the coconut filling. Start by placing the white chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Then heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium heat until it is just beginning to boil. Next, pour it over the white chocolate and let stand for 30 seconds. Slowly begin to whisk the cream and white chocolate until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Third Step: To assemble the tart, you will need to dust a work surface with flour. Divide the dough disk into 6 equal portions. Then, roll each into a smooth disk that is 5 1/2 inches in diameter. Carefully and gently press each dough disk into a 4-inch tart pan with removable bottom.

Fourth Step: Put the tart pans in the freezer for 30 minutes. Then preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line the tart crusts with aluminum foil, and fill each one three-quarter full with pie weights or dried beans. Then bake them for 15 minutes, then take out the foil and weights and bake for another 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

Fifth Step: Remove the white chocolate ganache from the fridge. Then place in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat the ganache mixture at medium speed until soft peaks form. Do not over whip. Fold in the coconut and the rum. Divide the filling evenly among the cooled tart shells, top each tart with 3 almonds. Then place in the refrigerator while you make the chocolate glaze.

Sixth Step: To prepare the chocolate glaze, place the chocolate into a medium heatproof bowl. Heat the cream inside of a small saucepan over medium heat until it is just beginning to boil. Pour it over the chocolate and whisk to combine well. Allow the mixture sit for about 10 minutes. Remove tarts from the refrigerator and add the glaze with a spoon, so it’s even over each one. Refrigerate the tarts again until glaze sets up for about 10 minutes. The tarts can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Be sure to keep them covered tightly.

Enjoy!

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Almond Joy Tart

Prep Time: 45 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes minutes

Total Time: 1 hour hour 10 minutes minutes

Servings: 6 (4-inch) tarts

Taste this Almond Joy Tart, and you will be so thankful you did. It's filled with a creamy coconut filling, tart, and a delectable chocolate ganache. If you love the candy bar Almond Joy, then you are going to go wild for this incredible dessert.

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Ingredients

For the Tart Dough:

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/4 cup whole toasted almonds

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1 ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup 1 stick cold, unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch cubes

For the Coconut Filling:

  • 8 ounces good-quality white chocolate, coarsely chopped

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 2 ¼ cups unsweetened shredded coconut

  • 1 tablespoon light rum

For the Chocolate Glaze and Garnish:

  • 2 ounces good-quality milk chocolate, coarsely chopped

  • 2 ounces good-quality milk chocolate, coarsely chopped

  • 2 ounces good-quality dark chocolate, 60 to 70%, coarsely chopped

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 18 whole almonds, toasted

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Instructions

  • To make the tart dough: In a small bowl, lightly whisk the egg; set aside. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade, pulse the almonds and sugar together until the almonds are finely ground. Add flour and salt and pulse again just until combined. Add the butter and pulse until sandy, about 6 to 10 quick pulses. Add the egg and pulse just until the dough begins to cohere into a ball. Form the dough into a disk, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate it for at least 1 hour or overnight.

  • To make the coconut filling: Place the white chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium heat until it is just beginning to boil. Pour it over the white chocolate and let stand for 30 seconds. Slowly whisk the cream and white chocolate until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

  • To assemble the tart, dust a work surface with flour. Divide the dough disk into 6 equal portions. Roll each into a smooth disk 5 1/2 inches in diameter. Very gently press each dough disk into a 4 inch tart pan with removable bottom.

  • Place the tart pans in the freezer for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line the tart crusts with aluminum foil, and fill each one three-quarters full with pie weights or dried beans. Bake them for 15 minutes, then remove the foil and weights and bake for another 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

  • Remove the white chocolate ganache from the fridge and place in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat the mixture at medium speed until soft peaks form. Do not over whip. Fold in the coconut and the rum. Divide the filling evenly among the cooled tart shells, top each tart with 3 almonds, and place in the refrigerator while you make the chocolate glaze.

  • To make the chocolate glaze, place the chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl. Heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium heat until it is just beginning to boil. Pour it over the chocolate and whisk to combine. Let the mixture set for about 10 minutes. Remove tarts from the refrigerator and spoon the glaze evenly over each one. Refrigerate again until glaze sets up, about 10 minutes. The tarts can be stored, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

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Source:adapted fromBaked Explorations

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FAQs

What's the difference between Mounds Bar and Almond Joy? ›

Both ALMOND JOY and MOUNDS Candy feature a sweet coconut center. ALMOND JOY Candy includes a crunchy whole almond and a chocolate candy coating. MOUNDS Candy has no nuts and a dark chocolate candy coating.

What are the ingredients in Almond Joy? ›

CORN SYRUP, SUGAR, COCONUT, VEGETABLE OIL (PALM OIL, SHEA OIL, SUNFLOWER OIL, PALM KERNEL OIL, &/OR SAFFLOWER OIL), ALMONDS, LACTOSE (MILK), CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: CHOCOLATE, REDUCED PROTEIN WHEY (MILK), SKIM MILK, COCOA, COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, WHEY (MILK), SALT, LECITHIN (SOY), MILK FAT, VANILLIN (ARTIFICIAL ...

Did Almond Joy change their recipe? ›

Almonds were once the first ingredient in Almond Joy (hence, the name). Now, Corn Syrup is the first ingredient in Almond Joy and Almonds are the fourth.

What are the Mounds with almonds? ›

Mounds is a candy bar made by The Hershey Company, consisting of shredded, sweetened coconut coated in dark chocolate. The company also produces the Almond Joy, a similar bar topped by whole almonds and covered in milk chocolate.

Are Mounds healthier than Almond Joy? ›

Almond Joy was introduced in 1948 as a spin-off to Mounds. Unlike Mounds, Almond Joy is made up of milk chocolate (rather than dark chocolate) and almonds, in addition to coconut. Almond Joy has slightly fewer calories than its counterpart, but it is still not a healthy option.

What are almond joys without almonds called? ›

Almond Joy has to have almonds in it or it couldn't be called Almond Joy. If you want it without almonds, get Mounds that just has chocolate and coconut. They're both made by the same company.

What is the healthiest candy bar to eat? ›

Just about any food, including candy bars, can be incorporated into a nutritious and balanced diet in moderation — especially when you choose healthy candy bars.
  • Thrive Market's Paleo Dark Chocolate Bar.
  • Alter Eco Raspberry Blackout Bar.
  • Justin's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.

What kind of chocolate does Almond Joy use? ›

TIL I learned that Almond Joy and Mounds are the same, except Almond Joy uses Milk Chocolate & Mounds uses Dark Chocolate. If they're so similar, why does it make sense for Hershey to create two distinct brands for each candy, instead of creating Original and Dark Almond Joy as part of one brand? Archived post.

Is Almond Joy owned by Hershey? ›

Almond Joy is a candy bar manufactured by The Hershey Company, consisting of sweetened, shredded coconut topped with whole almonds and covered in chocolate. The company also produces Mounds bars, a similar confection without nuts, coated in dark chocolate.

What is the oldest candy bar? ›

Fry & Sons and currently manufactured by Cadbury. Launched in 1866—nineteen years after Fry's created the first moulded, solid chocolate eating bar (in 1847)— Fry's Chocolate Cream is the first mass-produced chocolate bar and is the world's oldest chocolate bar brand.

What candy was invented in 1948? ›

1948 – Almond Joy.

While its partner candy bar Mounds has been around for almost a century, Almond Joy didn't join the game until a little later.

What candy bar is similar to Almond Joy? ›

Almond Joy and Mounds are similar — so much so that both products used to be advertised in the same commercials with the tagline, “Sometimes you feel like a nut; sometimes you don't.” Almond Joy and Mounds are cult favorites — candy bars with small but rabid followings.

What candy was invented in Connecticut? ›

Invented in Connecticut: Mounds and Almond Joy Candy Bars – Where I Live CT.

Are Almond Joy and bounty the same? ›

Bounty is a coconut-filled, chocolate-enrobed candy bar manufactured by Mars, Incorporated, introduced in 1951 in the United Kingdom and Canada. It is a direct emulation of the Mounds bar introduced by Peter Paul in 1936, and also copies the milk chocolate enrobing of Hershey's Almond Joy, introduced in 1948.

What is the red Almond Joy? ›

Though both Almond Joy and Mounds candy bars share similar wrappers that only vary in name and colors — blue for Almond Joy, red for Mounds — they do not share the same timeline. Mounds was actually created first in the 1920s.

Are Almond Joy and Mounds the same brand? ›

The indescribably delicious taste of sweet coconut covered in chocolate is different than most other candies out there. In 1919, it was given a name: Mounds bars. Sixty-nine years later, Almond Joy and Mounds became a part of the Hershey family.

Do Mounds and Almond Joy have different chocolate? ›

TIL I learned that Almond Joy and Mounds are the same, except Almond Joy uses Milk Chocolate & Mounds uses Dark Chocolate. If they're so similar, why does it make sense for Hershey to create two distinct brands for each candy, instead of creating Original and Dark Almond Joy as part of one brand?

Are Mounds and Almond Joy the same company? ›

Almond Joy is a candy bar manufactured by The Hershey Company, consisting of sweetened, shredded coconut topped with whole almonds and covered in chocolate. The company also produces Mounds bars, a similar confection without nuts, coated in dark chocolate.

Which sells more Mounds or Almond Joy? ›

Peter Paul Almond Joy

When Almond Joy was first introduced in 1946, it sold for 10 cents a bar. The candy, which includes coconut and almonds, is significantly more popular than Hershey's similar chocolate bar, Mounds, which does not appear at all in the 20 most popular chocolate brands.

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