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No Bake Almond Joy Roll

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No Bake Almond Joy roll is dense, chocolaty and has a creamy, sweet and smooth coconut filling. Made with just a few ingredients in under 30 minutes.

No bake almond joy roll is dense, chocolaty and has a creamy, sweet and smooth coconut filling. A perfect kitchen project for kids and adults.No Bake Almond Joy Roll that takes minutes to make! Chocolaty, filled with creamy coconut, it tastes like almond joy bars and it was a hit with my boys and my friends. This No Bake Almond Joy Roll  is incredibly easy to make, and it will be such a fun kitchen project with kids, they can participate and have fun. The “dough” is made from crushed cookies or graham cracker crumbs, cocoa powder and a little water. Filled with a creamy and smooth mixture of coconut mixed with butter (because butter makes EVERYTHING better), powdered sugar and a little condensed milk. I know, I know you don’t see the almonds. By the time I got to them, my toddler ate them all. True story. But go ahead and top the roll with some almonds!

Tips On How To Make This No Bake Almond Joy Roll:

  • You can use cookie crumbs or graham cracker crumbs. My first choice are the cookie crumbs and I highly recommend this version, I take regular animal crackers and process them in a food processor until they resemble corn flour in texture. The crumbs should be very fine, this will ensure the smooth texture of the roll.
  • If you decide to use graham cracker crumbs, I also recommend adding them to the food processor and pulse until you get a very fine texture, corn flour like, so you make a smooth chocolaty “dough”. It is very important to get that right, play dough like texture, otherwise the roll will dry out a bit in the fridge and get some surface cracks. It will still taste delicious.
  • For the chocolate “dough” you are looking for a very smooth and easy to work with texture. It should resemble play dough. Add the water a little at a time, you don’t want to add it all and make it watery. So add a little at a time, mix, knead, until you get to a smooth texture you can easily knead and roll.
  • The coconut mixture should be made with sweetened or unsweetened coconut flakes, just don’t use the dried, shredded coconut, that one is not intended for this recipe.
  • Add enough coconut mixture, but not too much, better to have some leftover, if you add too much, it will be hard to roll.
  • Wrap tightly and refrigerate, the roll is good refrigerated for one week. Store in the fridge.

No Bake Almond Joy roll is dense, chocolaty and has a creamy, sweet and smooth coconut filling. Made with just a few ingredients in under 30 minutes.The roll must be stored in the fridge, and OMG each slice is like a bite of heaven. I know, sounds so over the top, but for a dessert as simple and as easy as this one, I am telling you this No Bake Almond Joy Roll  is crazy good. I would go ahead and actually say that I like it more than the almond joy bars, because the chocolaty cookie dough in this roll is so good. So it’s not just melted chocolate over coconut, the chocolate cookie layer is dense, rich and incredibly delicious.

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Easy and fun no bake almond joy roll is dense, chocolaty and has a creamy, sweet and smooth coconut filling. A perfect kitchen project for kids and adults.

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Tools/Ingredients I used to make the No Bake Almond Joy Roll:

  • Coconut Flakes – in this recipe we use sweetened coconut flakes as they will give it the most creamy and soft texture.
  • Condensed Milk – I like to add an extra sweetness and creaminess to the coconut filling, you can substitute this for maple syrup, but the condensed milk will add that extra richness to the dessert.
  • Cocoa Powder – investing in high quality cocoa powder is always a good idea if you want a prominent chocolate flavor that shines.
  • Spatula – if you don’t have one, get one right now, it’s a life saver!
  • Plastic Wrap – a kitchen staple, available in all grocery stores, you definitely need some for this recipe.
This easy and fun no bake almond joy roll is dense, chocolaty and has a creamy, sweet and smooth coconut filling. A perfect kitchen project for kids and adults.
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No Bake Almond Joy Roll

No Bake Almond Joy Roll is dense, chocolaty and has a creamy, sweet and smooth coconut filling. Made with just a few ingredients in under 30 minutes.

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups graham cracker crumbs or cookie crumbs, I highly recommend cookie crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar optional
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup water warm
  • 10 ounces sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 stick / 115 grams unsalted butter room temperature
  • cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

  1. If using cookies, add them to the food processor and pulse until you get a fine, corn meal like texture.
  2. Same for the graham cracker crumbs, even if you use the crumbs, not the sheets, add them to the food processor and pulse until you get a fine, corn meal like texture.
  3. Add graham cracker crumbs to a large mixing bowl, add the cocoa powder and mix.
  4. In a small bowl mix water and sugar and microwave for 1 minute to create a syrup. Add the syrup to the crumb mixture and using a fork start mixing until combined. Using your hands combine all the ingredients, knead until they form a non-sticky easy to work dough, if needed add more warm water little by little, the texture of the dough should resemble play dough. Roll it into a ball. It should be easy to work with it, like with cookie dough.
  5. Lay plastic wrap on the counter, it should be roughly 16 inches long, place the cookie dough ball in the middle and using a rolling pin, roll in into a thin rectangle. Mine was 10x12. Don't worry if the rectangle breaks into some spots, just take the broken pieces and press them into place with your fingers. The dough will have a play dough texture, so it's really easy to work with. Using a knife trim the edges.
  6. In the bowl of an electric mixer, or in a medium bowl using a hand mixer, beat together butter and powdered sugar until fluffy, for 1-2 minutes. Scrape the sides of the bowl, add the condensed milk and mix until combined.
  7. Using a spatula stir in the coconut flakes.
  8. Transfer the coconut mixture onto the cookie dough sheet, distribute in an even layer, ½ inch from the edges. Starting from the edge that is facing you, using the plastic wrap, start rolling the cookie dough sheet with the coconut mixture into a roll. Press well to form a log, cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
  9. Do not remove the plastic wrap, store the roll in it, unwrap and slice only as much as you need to prevent it from drying out.
  10. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*Prep time does not include one hour refrigeration time.

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No Bake Almond Joy roll is dense, chocolaty and has a creamy, sweet and smooth coconut filling. Made with just a few ingredients in under 30 minutes.
No Bake Almond Joy roll is dense, chocolaty and has a creamy, sweet and smooth coconut filling. Made with just a few ingredients in under 30 minutes.

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71 comments on “No Bake Almond Joy Roll”

  1. wow who would have thought these were the no bake! That coconuty filling looks totally irresistible.

  2. I always hated the almond in almond joy rolls…but loved everything else. So this recipe is perfect for me! Also love that it’s no-bake!

  3. I love almond joys and I LOVE that this recipe is no bake! A delicious treat for the win!

  4. This looks fantastic, Katalina! I can’t believe this roll is no-bake! Love it!

  5. These are no bake? No way! This looks amazing!

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  7. How much condensed milk do you use? I don”t see that listed. Also, is there another cookie that can be used? I can’t find the ones mentioned. Recipe sounds great and would love to make it. Thanks.

    • Hi – sorry I was travelling and didn’t get a chance to reply earlier. Its 3 tablespoons of condensed milk, the recipe works without it as well, but I prefer the texture and the sweetness it adds. Also, you can use any hard vanilla cookies that can be processed in the food processor. Cookies that have the texture of an oreo cookie (obviously minus the cream in the middle). Even animal crackers should work. Hope that helps.

  8. What a pretty dessert. This would be perfect for Christmas to be shared with a crowd. Yum!

  9. Love this recipe! These look so yummy. =)

  10. These look INCREDIBLE! No baking required plus beautiful presentation. Definitely giving this recipe a whirl! Thank you for sharing.

  11. Wow, this is a really inventive recipe. I would have never thought to put this together. It’s beautiful too. It’s OK that you forgot the almonds, it still looks awesome! My mom loves Almond Joy, so I think this is definitely something I am going to have to try and treat her too! 🙂

  12. These look amazing and I love how they are no bake! Yummy!!

  13. This looks amazing. I need to follow a gluten free diet and at first I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to make it until I looked at the ingredient list. I think I can easily find a gluten free chocolate cookie. Definitely on my list to make very soon. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  14. WOW! These treats look totally awesome! I can almost taste that creamy filling. SO happy you shared with us at Weekend Potluck. We’d love it if you’d link back to the party in your post…it makes you eligible to be featured. This recipe is a real attention getter. =)

  15. This is no bake? It’s hard to believe because it looks just like a baked cake. The combination of chocolate and coconut always gets my heart to go pitter patter. I bet this is absolutely divine.

  16. Super clever recipe and nice pics!

  17. Almond Joy is one of my favorite candy bars. Totally saving this to make later!

  18. Wow – I cannot get my eyes off these! And they are no-bake! Fantastic recipe!

  19. YUM! This looks so delicious! The only problem would be having enough self control to only have once slice 😉

  20. These look so good…and no bake sounds perfect! I love your photography 🙂

  21. MAXIMUM YUM!!! Just look at those rolls….. tempting, tempting, tempting!

  22. This look incredible! The perfect cake roll. 🙂

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  24. What a fantastic idea! I loved the candy bar but now this? Wonderful:)

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  26. Katalina,

    Two questions:

    Is the condensed milk sweetened condensed milk or plain (evaporated) milk?

    When you put the coconut mixture onto the cookie sheet, do you mean the sheet of cookie dough on the counter?

    These look absolutely scrumptious, and I can’t wait to make them!

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  28. OMG Im obsessed with almond joys, this is going to be life changing. Thank you so much for sharing.

    <3 Dani
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  31. I like to know how much syrup

  32. There’s a reason why they are called Almond “Joys” — because they fill me with joy! YUM!

  33. The almonds were always my least favorite part of Almond Joys—so your rolls look just perfect 🙂

  34. This is a pretty amazing no-bake recipe! Almond Joy’s are my son’s favorite so I’ll definitely be trying these!

  35. No bake? Really? Looks and sounds amazing, and I love almond joys. Brings back many childhood memories.

  36. No-bake dessert recipes are the best! I love how easily this one comes together too.

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  43. OK so here s the part where I tell you that I have never had the good fortune in my life to taste an Almond Joy bar, and you all think what a hack and go running away from my website.

  44. Ahh Allmond Joys are my favorite and this looks incredible! And even better that it’s no-bake. Pinning!

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