Almond Joy Cupcakes – what candy would you like to turn into a cupcake?

Kristina’s birthday wasn’t too long ago.  I believe we all know by now that Kristina loves coconut as does Justin and myself! Even Grumpy & Chris love it!

I can’t take the credit at all for this cupcake idea.  I found it in the Food Network Magazine.  I knew the moment I saw the cupcake concept that I was going to do it for Kristina’s birthday.  We share a love for Hershey’s Coconut Cream Kisses and I was really wishing to find a coconut cream topping that reminded me of them….but this topping is close and good enough for now.  The cupcake recipe I used is the Cooking Light recipe for Coconut Cupcakes with Lime Buttercream Frosting (an amazing recipe!).  I made the toppings as follows:

Coconut topping:

7 oz coconut
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons water

Mix all of the above and cook over medium heat until liquid is absorbed and coconut mixture thickens.  Set aside to cool.

Chocolate topping:

6 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
1-1/2 tablespoons corn syrup
1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Place all of the above in a microwavable measuring cup and microwave 30 seconds at a time until melted and smooth (don’t microwave too long or it will seize!).

Top cupcake with a spoonful of coconut then with a dollop of chocolate mixture.  Place 1-2 almonds (roasted and salted) 🙂 Enjoy!

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Bellini Valli March 13, 2010 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    The Canadian version of Almond Joy would be Bounty and if it includes coconut I am in.

  2. Cristine March 13, 2010 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Those cupcakes look amazing! YUM!

  3. Terri March 13, 2010 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    My oh my oh my. Almond Joy is my favorite candy and I haven't had one in years. These look amazing. I'm going to have to make them!

  4. dawn March 13, 2010 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    almond joy one of my fav's. i cannot get enough coconut in my life. i actually made these candies once and they were so good. never made them into cupcakes, which equals danger.

  5. Peter M March 13, 2010 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    Now the man CAN'T still be grumpy after eating these morsels…or can he?

  6. Fallon March 13, 2010 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    These look great!!! Chocolate and coconut goes so well together. I use to not be a coconut lover but it has grown on me in the last year!

  7. Kathleen March 13, 2010 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    Oh yum! I love this combo. I bet it made the perfect cupcakes!

  8. Leslie March 14, 2010 at 12:43 am - Reply

    oh my my my…coconut lovers rejoice!

  9. pegasuslegend March 14, 2010 at 1:31 am - Reply

    whats an awesome recipe and one of my favorite cupcakes

  10. Kaitlin March 14, 2010 at 4:21 am - Reply

    I'm a huge coconut lover as well. Practically no one in my family likes it and I just don't get it! Almond Joy's are also one of my favorite candy bars..I'am totally drooling over these – fantastic job!!!

  11. Flourchild March 14, 2010 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    Yum these look incredible! I really want to make this recipe..thank you for sharing!

  12. Jill's Comfort Zone March 14, 2010 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    OMG! That looks delish HoneyB!!!

  13. Pamela March 15, 2010 at 1:33 am - Reply

    These look terrific. So simple and pretty.

  14. honeyb March 15, 2010 at 3:35 am - Reply

    Just you let you all know, they were super delicious!

  15. teresa March 15, 2010 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    fabulous idea!

  16. Katy ~ March 15, 2010 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    I bet these would be sooo good as mini cupcakes. More chocolate and coconut! YUM!

  17. cookies and cups March 20, 2010 at 11:59 am - Reply

    Love your site and these cupcakes look incredible! I love those coconut kisses, they are like crack!

Leave A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Shelby Welcome! I'm Shelby, author of Grumpy's Honeybunch. I have been sharing family favorite recipes since 2007. I started the Keto Diet in October 2017 and since then I have been creating Keto ... read more

Latest Cookbook Available Now

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Pescatarian Cookbook Preorder Now Image

One Pot Paleo Cookbook by Shelby Law Ruttan