Almond Joy Tart


Preparation info

  • Yield:


    4 inch Individual Tarts
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented

Baked Explorations

By Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito

Published 2010

  • About

Though I am not a true coconut person, people go bonkers for our coconut cakes and coconut macaroons, especially at our charleston location, where coconut is king. And I have managed to work my way into the coconut groove with this riff on the Almond Joy. That legendary candy bar was the creation of the Peter Paul Candy Manufacturing Company of Connecticut, now absorbed by Hershey’s. Mr. Peter Paul Halajian certainly knew his way around coconut: He developed the Almond Joy’s precursors—bars of moist coconut flake covered in chocolate—made them fresh at night, and sold them door-to-door the following day. This recipe is my wistful version of what a fresh Almond Joy must taste like.