Just like your favorite candy bar this Almond joy Cheesecake is full of chocolate, almonds and coconut.  I replaced one of the cream cheese blocks with a block of Almond Paste, filled the cheesecake with coconut and baked it on top of a fudge chocolate pastry crust.  YUM!!!  NOTE: Because the almond paste does not cream up like cream cheese you will get nice pieces of almond paste through out the cheesecake.  BONUS!!!  🙂

Just like your favorite candy bar this Almond joy Cheesecake is full of chocolate, almonds and coconut.

Prick the bottom with a fork and bake 8 minutes.

Just like your favorite candy bar this Almond joy Cheesecake is full of chocolate, almonds and coconut.

While the crust is baking make the filling.

Just like your favorite candy bar this Almond joy Cheesecake is full of chocolate, almonds and coconut.

Just like your favorite candy bar this Almond joy Cheesecake is full of chocolate, almonds and coconut.

Almod Joy Cheesecake

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 8 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 48 minutes

Yield: Serves 8 to 10

Almod Joy Cheesecake

Ingredients

    For the Crust:
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Dutch chocolate powder
  • 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • For the Filing:
  • 3 (8 ounce) cream cheese blocks, softened
  • 1 (7 ounce) almond paste roll
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 7 ounces sweetened flaked coconut
  • 6 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • For the Topping:
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chip
  • 3/4 cup almonds, toasted and chopped

Instructions

    For the Crust:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Blend all ingredients in a food processor until the ingredients form a ball.
  3. Place in a spring form pan.
  4. Using your fingers press dough evenly on the bottom and up the sides 1-inch.
  5. Prick the bottom with a fork and bake 8 minutes.
  6. For the Filling:
  7. Cream together the cream cheese and the almond paste.
  8. NOTE: The almond paste will not become creamy but will break up and leave delicious almond chunks
  9. Add the eggs, vanilla and sugar; beat until fluffy.
  10. Stir in coconut, milk chocolate chips and 1/2 cup toasted almonds.
  11. Pour into pan with pre cooked crust.
  12. Bake 1 hour; cool on a wire rack for 1 hour.
  13. Place in the refrigerator to cool completely.
  14. Add topping once cheese cake is cooled.
  15. For the Topping:
  16. Place chocolate chips in a microwave save bowl and melt.
  17. Fit a small zip top plastic bag over a cup, pour the melted chocolate into the bag, and snip one corner off.
  18. Drizzle chocolate over cheesecake and garnish with toasted almonds.
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Comments

Almond Joy Cheesecake — 30 Comments

  1. Thank you for another great Dessert Challenge! I didn’t even know what almond paste was before this month’s challenge. Now I do and have some yummy recipes to use it in!

    Almond Joys are one of my favorite candy bars and I like how you used all those flavors together in this delicious looking cheesecake. Brilliant!

  2. Love your title, Sheryl! And your cheesecake truly is a delightful double joy of enjoyment. An homage to the chocolate bar and lovely almond paste – which thanks to you – I am now more comfortable using.

    Thanks again for this very fun challenge…And very much appreciate your including the Ninja Baker =)

  3. Holy moly! That cheesecake sounds RIDICULOUSLY good!! I’ve never thought to substitute almond paste in a cheesecake and I’m happy to see it’s a sub that works cause now I really need to try this. I love coconut and this cheesecake has it going on! Wow!

  4. I never bake with coconut (personally don’t care for it) but thought I’d give this recipe a try. Do I need to use sweetened or unsweetened coconut?

  5. Hello! I just made your joyous cheesecake recipe last night. I’m surprising my boyfriend with this cheesecake for his birthday on Saturday! When I first saw this recipe online I knew it was perfect! We both love almond joy candy bars so we are excited to taste the finished product tomorrow!

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