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.