Chocolate Coconut Treats

I think these are kind of like haystacks but I’m not sure since I’ve never eaten one. But if you like almond joy candies you will like these.

2 cups chocolate chips or melting chocolate
1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
2 teaspoons almond extract
1/4 cup chopped almonds (opional)

Place a small metal mixing bowl over a small sauce pan with 1 inch of water in it, the mixing bowl should not be in the pan or touching the water, you don’t want any steam to get into the chocolate. Turn heat on under the sauce pan to low. Put in your chocolate and let melt, stirring only when it’s mostly melted. Turn heat off when you start stirring. Once everything is melted add coconut and almond extract and almonds if you want them. Stir throughly until all the coconut is coated in the chocolate. If there is a lot of chocolate in the bottom of the bowl and all the coconut is coated you can add more coconut. Using two spoons scoop out little mounds of the coconut and place on a piece of foil or waxed paper. Let cool, you can also stick it in the freezer for a couple minutes, and store in an air tight container in the fridge or freezer.


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