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May 20

Almond Joy Pudding Cookies

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Well, were you able to figure it out after my teaser on Friday?

It’s Almond Joy Week!

I have this huge love of Almond Joys. Really, a love of all things coconut.

It’s one of those times in life where you realize your mother was right: your tastes change. See, until two Halloweens ago I hated coconut. Wouldn’t come near it.

Then I tasted an Almond Joy from Jordan’s trick-or-treat basket.

It was love at first sight.

Now I want to put coconut in everything.

I can’t even buy Almond Joys. If I do? I’ll eat the whole package. They’re too easy to eat. Two bites, gone. It’s not fair really.

After I made those Almond Pudding Cookies I was at the store staring at the pudding boxes. {Please tell me I’m not the only one that brainstorms in the Jell-O aisle? Long enough that people get annoyed at you for blocking their way?}

Coconut Cream stood out to me, as does everything coconut these days.

What goes best with a coconut pudding cookie?

That’s right.

Almond Joy. And then my mind started going and I came up with so many ideas. Too many for a week, but I gotta start somewhere.

So it’s Almond Joy week. Three recipes made with or inspired my my favorite candy bar.

{I say it’s my favorite. Then I have a Reese’s. And I change my mind. Just call me a flip-flopper.}

I hope you enjoy!

And if you don’t like coconut? Well…have you tried it recently?

My mom likes to say that your tastes change over time.

Almond Joy Pudding Cookies

Adapted from Chef-n-Training


  • 1 ½ sticks butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 (3.4 oz) package instant coconut cream pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 18 mini Almond Joy candy bars, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Whisk together baking soda and flour and set aside.
  3. Cream together butter and sugars. Add the pudding package and beat until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla extract. Slowly add the flour and mix until just combined. Stir in chopped almond joy candies.
  4. Roll into 1” balls and place on your cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool slightly before devouring.

Like Almond Joy? Check out some of these other great recipes, brought you all week by…me:

Almond Joy Blondie Bars by The Domestic Rebel.
Almond Joy Brownie Bites by I Wash…You Dry.
Almond Joy Krispie Treats by Inside BruCrew Life.
Almond Joy Tart by Sweet Peas Kitchen.
Almond Joy Cake Truffles by Sugar Mama.



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59 Responses to “Almond Joy Pudding Cookies”

  1. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl posted on May 20, 2012 at 6:03 pm (#)

    You’re a gal after my own heart! I could put coconut in EVERYTHING!


  2. Anonymous posted on May 20, 2012 at 6:08 pm (#)

    Sure that wasn’t love at first bite? lol
    Mom :}


  3. Dany@ Tiny Tots and Polka Dots posted on May 20, 2012 at 6:45 pm (#)

    I’m exactly the same way between almond joys and reeses! :) ! I can’t wait to try these!


  4. Hayley posted on May 20, 2012 at 6:56 pm (#)

    Yay, thanks for the shoutout!! You and I were SO meant to be best friends, I swear. It’s a miracle we live a minute away because if not, I would be seriously depressed. And I am SO happy I actually got to try these because I can attest, people–they are SO GOOD. My brother and I fought viciously over the last cookie and I won, but having two made me feel like I was eating Almond Joys; seriously addictive and you cannot stop in the single digits. I want more and thankfully now I have the recipe :)


    • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust replied on May 20th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      Aw, you’re sweet Hayley! And I’m super glad we’re so close too ‘cuz then I get to eat your delicious stuff too!


  5. Jenn posted on May 20, 2012 at 7:02 pm (#)

    Almond Joys are one of my favorite candy bars and putting them in a pudding cookie is an amazing idea.


  6. Jocelyn posted on May 20, 2012 at 7:07 pm (#)

    Just one more reason I love you girl!!! I put coconut in almost everything I make too…LOVE the stuff!!! And it’s true your tastes change because my kids wouldn’t eat anything if it had coconut in it. But now that I have been baking with it so much, they actually like it…just not plain. Wait I take that back. My daughter loves plain toasted coconut. Haha!! I won in the coconut department!! Now if only I had a batch of these awesome cookies to celebrate with. Love Almond Joy week!!!


  7. Karyn - Pint Sized Baker posted on May 20, 2012 at 7:23 pm (#)

    Yumm-o!! Those look so good! I bet they were super soft and chewy! Wow!


  8. Judy posted on May 20, 2012 at 7:34 pm (#)

    I’m completely crazy for coconut. Drooling over your cookies.


  9. Valerie posted on May 20, 2012 at 7:39 pm (#)

    YOU’RE KILLING ME WITH THESE PUDDING COOKIES! My best friend and I just made the brown sugar almond ones and I can’t make myself stop eating them. 😀


  10. Something Swanky posted on May 20, 2012 at 7:46 pm (#)

    Oh my gosh! Yay, yay, yay!! I LOOOOOVE almond joys. And I love themed dessert weeks!!!!


  11. Dip It In Chocolate posted on May 20, 2012 at 7:55 pm (#)

    Ok, thank you- Brainstorming in the baking aisle is totally normal! Mmmm coconut anything is amazing!! This is genius. Look at you… branching out and eating fruit. haha

    (Does coconut count as fruit?)


  12. Kristin posted on May 20, 2012 at 8:06 pm (#)

    My mom would love these! Maybe I’ll mail some to her.
    I’ve never had an almond joy, and she told me my tastes would change. So now I eat peppermint and mint everything. But I haven’t moved into the coconut phase yet :)
    Oh, and I brainstorm while staring at the ice cream.


  13. Back for Seconds posted on May 20, 2012 at 9:03 pm (#)

    Oh man. I can tell this is gonna be a good week! These cookies look so chewy and coconutty….must make them soon! I have been making my own almond joys. Let me tell you, it’s trouble. Now I have something yummy to add them to, thanks girl! Can’t wait to see what else you have up your sleeve!


  14. Art By ASM posted on May 20, 2012 at 9:18 pm (#)

    OH MY GOSH! I love Almond Joys, infact even my 3 year old and 8 year old does too. These cookies in the pictures look so scrumptious that I am definitely making these tomorrow! I’m in trouble, I want one now!!!! PS: I am a new follower! Please stop by anytime! When I make them I will let you know and link back! Thank you for sharing!

    Warmest Regards,


    • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust replied on May 21st, 2012 at 12:06 pm

      Thank you! I’m impressed your kids like it! And thanks for following! I hope you enjoy these.


  15. Baking Serendipity posted on May 20, 2012 at 9:19 pm (#)

    So excited for this week! I’m on an everything coconut kick right now too, and your timing couldn’t be better :)


  16. The Better Baker posted on May 21, 2012 at 5:15 am (#)

    GULP!! GOBBLE! GOBBLE! I would adore this delightfully delicious cookie. What’s not to love huh? Have a great week!


  17. Patricia @ ButterYum posted on May 21, 2012 at 6:44 am (#)

    You had me at Almond Joy!


  18. Erin posted on May 21, 2012 at 9:19 am (#)

    Coconut Cream Pudding??? Genius! Your cookies look and sound amazing!


  19. sally @ sallys baking addiction posted on May 21, 2012 at 10:58 am (#)

    Dorothy- these cookies are SO creative! I love pudidng cookies. It gives the cookie a huge creamy factor that is SO deliciously addictive.


  20. Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry posted on May 21, 2012 at 11:35 am (#)

    Totally awesome!! I love Almond Joy! Thanks for the link back!


  21. lizy b posted on May 21, 2012 at 12:53 pm (#)

    Oh no…no no no no no. I’ve been so good all day…..but almond joy cookies. I have to have them. I have to have them now.
    and my kids and husband hate coconut….so I get to eat them all!!!!!!!! (doing a little happy dance in the kitchen!)


  22. Tiffany/MyCrowdedKitchen posted on May 21, 2012 at 1:14 pm (#)

    Yes, yes, yes! I can’t wait to make these and share them, I mean keep them all to myself. Mhahaha!


  23. kitty posted on May 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm (#)

    OMGoodness, Dorothy! Those cookies are calling to me! I love coconut and with the pudding…mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!


  24. Anne H posted on May 22, 2012 at 1:05 am (#)

    I love the way you write your blogs! Yummy, yummy! Looks delicious!!!


  25. The Cooking Actress posted on May 22, 2012 at 4:48 am (#)

    OMG I keep hearing how good pudding is in cookies, and these look delishhhh


  26. Liz & Holley posted on May 22, 2012 at 7:22 am (#)

    Thanks for linking up! These cookies look delicious – coconut is a favorite around our house!


  27. Fashion Meets Food posted on May 22, 2012 at 10:07 am (#)

    Yum!!! These look so good! xo


  28. Carrie Burrill posted on May 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm (#)

    I know I’d love this one since it’s Almond Joy… They are one of my favorite candy bars EVER!


  29. Lisa posted on May 22, 2012 at 5:02 pm (#)

    Oh my!!!! Ok, I am just staring at the screen saying over and over how good these look! We are celebrating our son’s birthday this weekend. I now know what I’m going to be making! Thanks so much for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday!” :-)


  30. beti posted on May 23, 2012 at 7:28 am (#)

    I don’t visit your blog on a regular basis for obvious reasons, everytime I come here I want to save every single recipe and then I realize that if I make them all I’m going to gain a lot of weight, luckily I’m going to go to dance classes and then I can begin with your recipes :)


  31. Cherished Handmade Treasures posted on May 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm (#)

    I have pinned these to my Cookie Jar board. And I would love for you to come by and share this post on the Creative Corner Hop. The linky party starts on Monday and stays open all week.

    Cherished Handmade Treasures


  32. Lisa @ Flour Me With Love posted on May 23, 2012 at 4:30 pm (#)

    These sound amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)


  33. Kelly posted on May 25, 2012 at 3:59 pm (#)

    YUM! I have a {slight} obsession with cookies that use instant pudding. I NEED to find the coconut cream flavor!! :) -Kelly @ Semi Homemade Mom


  34. Allyson Butler posted on May 27, 2012 at 7:46 am (#)

    Visiting from the Scrumptious Sunday party…these sound incredible! New follower!


  35. Julie Marling posted on May 27, 2012 at 7:51 am (#)

    following from Sunday Hop! Those cookies and pudding are making my mouth water. Love for you to follow back and link up to Mom’s Monday Mingle tomorrow!


  36. Savannah posted on May 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm (#)

    Oh these look perfectly divine! I wish you’d consider sharing them on my Weekend Edition.


  37. Michelles Tasty Creations posted on May 30, 2012 at 4:40 pm (#)

    Ya know, if you let me know ahead of time, I’ll make the drive up the hill when you’re making Almond Joy anything! I’m sure you need a taste tester. lol Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday last week (I’m so far behind!).



  38. Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) posted on June 19, 2012 at 5:09 am (#)

    Almond Joys are my favorite and these look amazing! I’m definitely making this one! Thank you for sharing.


  39. Ashley posted on October 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm (#)

    Hi I am thinking of making these for a party tomorrow and I am wondering how many cookies this recipe makes?


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