No Bake Almond Joy Roll [VIDEO]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

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.

I love making no-bake desserts since they are quick and easy to make. My other favorite once are No Bake Cake Batter Truffles, No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake, and No Bake Nutella Fudge.

No Bake Almond Joy Roll

No Bake Almond Joy Roll

No Bake Almond Joy Roll that takes minutes to make! Chocolaty, filled with creamy coconut, and tastes like almond joy bars made easily in your kitchen. This No Bake Almond Joy Roll is incredibly easy to make, and it will be such a fun kitchen project with kids.

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, powdered sugar and a little condensed milk.

No Bake Almond Joy Roll Recipe Tips:

  • You can use cookie crumbs or graham cracker crumbs. However, my first choice is cookie crumbs.
  • If you decide to use graham cracker crumbs, I  recommend adding them to the food processor. Make sure you pulse until you get a very fine “corn flour like” texture.
  • 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, because you don’t want to make it too watery. Hence, 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, because it will be hard to roll.

No Bake Almond Joy Roll

The roll must be stored in the fridge, because you don’t want the chocolate to melt. Pure and simple, this No Bake Almond Joy Roll  is deliciously good. I like it more than the almond joy bars, because this roll is richer and tastes just a lot better. So it’s not just melted chocolate over coconut, the chocolate cookie layer is dense, rich and incredibly delicious.

How long will No Bake Almond Joy Roll stay fresh?

Best to store the role in the fridge. To do so, wrap tightly and refrigerate, the roll is good refrigerated for one week.

No Bake Almond Joy Roll

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 extra sweetness and creaminess to the coconut filling. You can substitute this for maple syrup. However, the condensed milk will add that extra richness to the dessert.
  • Cocoa Powder – investing in high-quality cocoa powder is always a good idea for a prominent chocolate flavor that shines.
  • Spatula – if you don’t have one, get one right now, it’s a lifesaver!
  • Plastic Wrap – a kitchen staple, available in all grocery stores, you definitely need some for this recipe.

No-Bake Almond Joy Roll Recipe Video:

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5 from 3 reviews
No Bake Almond Joy Roll
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 16 slices
Prep time: 30 minutes Total time: 30 mins

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  unsalted butter  (room temperature)
  • ⅓ 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!
Calories: 193 Carbohydrates: 30 Protein: 2 Fat: 7 Saturated Fat: 5 Cholesterol: 3 Sodium: 167 Potassium: 146 Fiber: 2 Sugar: 18 Vitamin A: 25 Vitamin C: 0.2 Calcium: 43 Iron: 1.1 g
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[email protected]'s Recipes

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

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Amazing, no? No bake, so easy but OMG so drool worthy and delicious!

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My Dish is Bomb

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!

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hahaha I on on the same boat here, almond joy without the almond part lol

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J @ A Hot Southern Mess

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

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I love almond joys too, and this treat is so much bigger and better :)

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[email protected] 'N Spice

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

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Gale, this roll is absolutely delicious!

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Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness

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

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Yes, NO BAKE and totally addictive!

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Patsy Eades

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.

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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.

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Ali @ Home & Plate

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

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Yes, Ali this would be so nice for Christmas!

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Emily

Love this recipe! These look so yummy. =)

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Thank you Emily!

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Callie | Flour and Fancy

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

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Thanks Callie! Hope you try it and enjoy it!

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Sarah @ Sarah's Bake Studio

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! :)

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Hi Sarah, I hope you try the recipe for your mom and that she likes it!

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Sherri @ Watch Learn Eat

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

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Thanks Sherri!

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Linda Roisum

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.

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oh yes these can be easily made gluten free, jus use gluten free cookies and you are good to go and in for a real treat!

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The Better Baker

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. =)

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Thank you :) I linked back to the post!

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Lynn | The Road to Honey

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.

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Lynn, yes this is no bake, so easy to make and incredibly delicious!

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Kathi @ Laughing Spatula

Super clever recipe and nice pics!

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Thanks Kathi!

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Whitney

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

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Hope you like it Whitney!

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Shashi at RunninSrilankan

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

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Thanks Shashi!

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Tara | Deliciously Declassified

YUM! This looks so delicious! The only problem would be having enough self control to only have once slice ;)

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Forget about self control with this one lol

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Wajeeha

These look so good...and no bake sounds perfect! I love your photography :)

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Thank you Wajeeha!

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Levan @ Crazy Vegan Kitchen

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

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Thanks Levan!

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Melanie @ Gather for Bread

This look incredible! The perfect cake roll. :-)

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Thank you Melanie!

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Boastful Food

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

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Thank you! :)

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Kate in Iowa (Kay Day)

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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Hi Kate -yes, its sweetened condensed milk, not evaporated. And to second question, yes, I mean the sheet of cookie dough on the counter.If you check the Twix Roll recipe, its very similar to this one, but at the end I have some step by step photos that will help you. let me now if you have any questions. These almond joy roll is one of my most popular recipes, and we love it so much, its amazing! Katalina

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Dani

OMG Im obsessed with almond joys, this is going to be life changing. Thank you so much for sharing.<3 Dani www.hauteinparadise.com

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Dani you have to try this, its truly life changing!

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Vicki

I like to know how much syrup

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Hi Vicki, the sugar mixed with the water and microwaved is the syrup. Sorry for the confusion. Hope you like it.

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Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet

There's a reason why they are called Almond "Joys" — because they fill me with joy! YUM!

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Liz

The almonds were always my least favorite part of Almond Joys---so your rolls look just perfect :)

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haha thnaks Liz! We are on the same page with the almonds :)

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Christie

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

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Denise

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

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Joanie @ Zagleft

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

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Hebergement web

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.

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Well, now you can make one and fix that problem :)

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Sues

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

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