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Almond Joy Cocktail | Dangerously Delicious

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This almond joy cocktail recipe is dangerously delicious. It is so good, you will need to remind yourself to sip it and not chug it. It’s that good.

Vertical shot of the bubble glass with the milky cocktail with the candy bar on the side of the glass. There are more candy bars on the table with wrappersPin

The combination of the 4 ingredients is balanced and delicious that you may forget it’s a cocktail and treat it like a milk shake. It is so smooth and has an unbelievable taste.

I will quote Christopher when he first tasted this cocktail: “I could chug this.”

Yes. Me too.

And as a perk, you can use up your Halloween candy by making this cocktail!  πŸ™‚

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How to make this cocktail


Gather your cocktail shaker and fill it halfway with ice. Get a measuring glass and two martini glasses.

After measuring out the ingredients, pour them into the shaker.


Open a Halloween sized almond joy candy bar and crush it in a bowl. Take some of the pieces of the candy bar and attach them to half of the rim of both glasses.

The reason you only garnish half the rim is the open space leaves a place so you can sip easily and nibble the candy bar pieces when you want.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – creme de cacao, almond liqueur, coconut rum and light cream.

Creme de Cacao, coconut rum, Amaretto and light cream along with the glassware, shaker and almond joy bars on the tablePin

Step two

Measure 2 ounces of almond liqueur. I use Amaretto.

Amaretto measured out with the bottle, garnished glasses and shaker in the backgroundPin

Step three

Measure 2 ounces of creme de cacao.

Creme de cacao poured out with the bottle, shaker, candy bars and glassware in the backgroundPin

Step four

Measure 1 ounce coconut rum.

Coconut rum measured out with the bottle, shaker, candy bars and glasses in the backgroundPin

Step five

Measure 4 ounces of light cream or half and half.

Light cream measured with the carton, glasses and cocktail shaker filled with other ingredients in the backgroundPin

Step six

Cap shaker and shake the almond joy cocktail for 20 seconds. Strain and divide the cocktail between the two candy rimmed martini glasses.

A milk cocktail in a bubble martini glass with the almond joy candy on the rim of the glass. There are candies on the table and wrappers in the backgroundPin

It looks good, doesn’t it?

The vertical view!

Vertical view of the tall martini glass with the delicious creamy drink in it and smooshed candy bars on the rimPin

Here’s the overhead view for your viewing pleasure.

Overhead view of the the milky cocktail with almond joy bars smooshed on the side of the glass. There are candy on the board and a wrapperPin


Now, I keep repeating to myself, “I will not chug, I will nut chug.”

You see?  I’m civilized.

I hope you enjoyed this almond joy cocktail recipe and will make it soon. Please leave me a comment and rating if you do! It is greatly appreciated.

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And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish!

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Almond Joy Cocktail

This creamy dreamy cocktail tastes like a candy bar in a glass!
5 from 12 votes
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: Cocktails
Keyword: almond joy cocktail, candy bar cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 380kcal


  • 2 ounce Amaretto liqueur
  • 2 ounce Creme de Cacao
  • 1 ounce coconut rum
  • 4 ounces light cream


  • 1 small Almond Joy candy bar (crushed in pieces for garnish)


  • Crush Almond Joy candy bar and with your fingers, attach pieces to half of both rims of the glasses
    1 small Almond Joy candy bar
  • Fill cocktail shaker half way with ice
  • Add Amaretto, Creme de Cacao, coconut rum and cream
    2 ounce Amaretto liqueur, 2 ounce Creme de Cacao, 1 ounce coconut rum, 4 ounces light cream
  • Cap shaker and shake 20 seconds and (strain) divide between both glasses
  • Sip, don’t chug
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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If you don’t have mini almond joy bars, you can just sprinkle some cocoa on top!


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 55mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 575IU | Calcium: 39mg
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First published May 2016

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From lighting up stages with her BA in theater to crafting delightful dishes and cocktails, Elaine Benoit's journey is a testament to passion's transformative power. As the CEO of Dishes Delish, she offers a blend of healthy, comforting recipes and exquisitely crafted cocktails. Beyond the kitchen, Elaine voiced her culinary adventures on her podcast, "Dishing," and co-owns Food Blogger Help, extending her expertise to guide budding food bloggers to success. Whether it's for a heartwarming dish or insights into food blogging, Elaine's diverse experiences make her a beacon in the culinary digital landscape.

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  1. Girl, I wish I could kiss you right now! Almond Joys are my all time favorite candies. I’ve even cut a deal with my kids for their Halloween candy. I am so making this!!

  2. You had me at “milkshake!” πŸ˜€ Seriously, this sounds and looks SO yummy. And I’m loving your cocktail glasses!

  3. Ok, I’m super duper craving this and it’s not even noon yet LOL. This looks and sounds so scrumptious Elaine! How cute is it that you use an Almond Joy candy bar?! Thanks for sharing this with us…just pinned! πŸ™‚

  4. Oh my God! This looks beyond delicious. When I was young back in Poland we would mix coconut rum with milk! It was such an awesome treat. But your cocktail is something from a totally different level. I try not to drink cocktails now because of the calories, but you got me, Elaine… I need to go shopping for all the ingredients.

  5. Oh my gosh, this has everything good in the world in it!! And this is so perfect for Halloween. πŸ™‚


  6. Yum. I have a hard time with these, because a good creamy cocktail like this is way better than any cake or cookie to me.I just invented on the other night – equal parts Rumchata and Buttershots – over ice. tastes like Christmas. You’re welcome.

    1. Hi Frannie, for 6 drinks I’d switch out the cream for milk. Here are the amounts – 6 ounces Amaretto, 6 ounces creme de cacao, 3 ounces coconut rum and 12 ounces cream (or milk – because that is a lot of cream) Hope you like the recipe!

  7. So good, easy to make, and a real treat. A fun signature drink for those who prefer sweeter rather than boozy drinks.

    1. Thanks so much Kate. That’s how I feel about it. Thanks for taking the time to comment and rate it. I really appreciate it.

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