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If you must eat Halloween candy, you might as well make it classy.
Oh and these are soooo classy. And tasty. And creamy. And parfait-y.

I layered the best chocolate bar with cake, pudding and cream and called it glamorous. Oh what? You didn’t know Almond Joy was the best chocolate bar? Welp, now you do.

So raid the kids pillowcases for those little minis and dive in.

Almond Joy in a Jar

5 from 2 votes
Almond Joy In A Jar
Work Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
If you like the classic candy bar, you'll go nuts for this creamy spoonable dessert.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, halloween, halloween candy
Calories: 4316 kcal
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp confectioners' sugar
  • ½ tsp coconut extract
  • 1 box chocolate pudding mix prepared
  • 2 cups baked chocolate cake cubed
  • 10 mini Almond Joy bars chopped
  • Toasted sliced almonds
  1. Whip cream, sugar and coconut extract until soft peaks form. Fill the bottom of six 10-oz jars or glasses with a few tablespoons of chocolate pudding.  Add a layer of cake cubes and candy bar pieces, then whipped coconut cream. Top with more pudding. Add another layer of cake and candy bar pieces.

  2. Dollop coconut cream on top and garnish with toasted almonds
Recipe Notes

Serve in pretty parfait cups for a smashing dessert!

Nutrition Facts
Almond Joy In A Jar
Amount Per Serving
Calories 4316 Calories from Fat 2340
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 260g 400%
Saturated Fat 150g 750%
Cholesterol 346mg 115%
Sodium 2795mg 116%
Potassium 2240mg 64%
Total Carbohydrates 496g 165%
Dietary Fiber 30g 120%
Sugars 350g
Protein 39g 78%
Vitamin A 74.2%
Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 83.5%
Iron 95.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipes by Tara Bench
Original published in Ladies’ Home Journal, Oct 2013
Photography William Brinson
Prop Styling Michelle Wong
Food Styling Christine Albano

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