Pecan Joys!

Pecan Joys!

This simple recipe uses just a few ingredients & some quick steps to create a delicious mouthful of candy that will remind you of a famous candy bar…any guesses which candy bar??


You would think the star of this recipe is the coconut, or maybe the pecans. Well, maybe they are the official stars – but the addition of kosher salt takes this treat to an entirely new level. Just delightful – the chocolate, coconut & pecans are so much more — all because of a little dash of salt!


This recipe makes 15 – 1″ cubes of Pecan Joys – the ingredient list can easily be doubled or even tripled depending on how many candies you ‘need’ to make. Also, I used a silicon ice cube tray as a candy mold. You could just as easily use mini-muffin liners and mini-muffin tins ((I may do that next time!)).

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Two more tips:

  • try to find finely grated unsweetened coconut flakes. I found organic flakes ((for cheap)) at Natural Grocer’s
  • dark chocolate would work perfectly for this recipe too ((for that matter any type of nuts would be tasty too!!))

I am sure the real reason for the name “JOYS” can only be understood while chewing one (or 10) of these candies, haha!!

Chocolate-Pecan Coconut Joy
Is there anything better?? Coconut drenched with sweetened condensed milk topped off with the sweetest pecan you've tasted & coated in delicious milk chocolate, all set off by a pinch of salt.
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2638 calories
241 g
120 g
174 g
35 g
125 g
483 g
492 g
200 g
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37 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2638
Calories from Fat 1527
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 174g
Saturated Fat 125g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 31g
Cholesterol 120mg
Sodium 492mg
Total Carbohydrates 241g
Dietary Fiber 27g
Sugars 200g
Protein 35g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Milk Chocolate Coating
  1. 2 c milk chocolate chips
  2. 1 scant t coconut oil
Coconut Filling
  1. 1 c finely shredded unsweetened coconut flakes (I use organic)
  2. 5-6 T sweetened condensed milk
  3. 1 pinch of kosher salt
  4. 1 t vanilla
  5. butter & a paper towel
  6. 15 whole pecans*
  1. In a medium microwaveable glass bowl, combine milk chocolate chips & coconut oil. Microwave chips in 20 second increments, stirring after each session until chocolate is melted.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, combine coconut filling (reserve the pecans for later use). Add sweetened condensed milk 2 T at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
  3. Prepare a silicon mini-muffin sheet or a silicon ice cube try by coating each cup with butter.
  4. Place a small amount of chocolate in the bottom of each cup. Tap & tilt the tray to ensure an even coating of chocolate.
  5. Using 2 teaspoons (eating utensils), drop about 1 t of coconut mixture on top of the bottom layer of melted chocolate. Place 1 pecan (or more if you like) on top of the coconut layer.
  6. Top each treat with a final coating of melted milk chocolate. Again, tap and tilt the allow for perfect coverage!
  7. Refrigerate until the chocolate hardens, 1 hour up to over night.
  8. Makes 15.
  1. * I prefer my pecans to be un-toasted (I love the raw flavor!!)). If you love pecans toasted, by all means, toast your pecans before placing them atop the coconut mixture. When I make this again, I will use 2-3 pecans per candy so the pecan will be more apparent.
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