Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Oh Joy!

One of my friends' son is currently a cadet at West Point Military Academy.  He looks forward to receiving packages from home, and since his mom doesn't bake, he especially loves when I send him a care package.  My friend popped over to say that he was jonesing for some real cookies, so I started on a baking spree.

Along with Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies and Caramel Apple Cookies, I made some homemade Almond Joy knockoff candies.  They were really simple to make and so tasty.  I started with a cup of organic shredded coconut.

I mixed in 1/3 cup of sweetened condensed milk,

formed spoonfuls of the mixture into bricks, and pressed a dark chocolate flavored almond into the top of each.  I love snacking on these and always have them on hand.

After freezing them for half an hour, I dipped them into some melted chocolate and sprinkled them with some kosher sea salt.  Maldon salt would be fantastic, but I didn't have any on hand.

These are little bites of happiness.

Thanks for popping in and indulging with me.  I'm linking up to the Gluten-Free Homemaker's Gluten-Free Wednesdays.


  1. Fun for you and a wonderful surprise in the mail for him... Win-win! I'm glad things like care packages still exist. Fun mail, not the electronic kind.

  2. Well I would look forward to your treats too:) Lucky young man indeed.

  3. How great that you bake for your friends son....That is so sweet! Oh I am sure he and all of the other cadets will enjoy the goodies!


  4. What a thoughtful, sweet thing for you to do for him! They look delicious! YUMMMM!

  5. What an awesome friend you are!! They all look absolutely delish:)


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