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Almond Joy Pie

My son-in-law asked if I could make an Almond Joy pie. Of course, for him, I would try anything.

Slice of Almond Joy Pie

Ready to eat

Ready to eat

Can You Make an Almond Joy Pie?

"Can you make an Almond Joy pie?" This was the question that my son-in-law, Mike, asked. Of course, for him, I would try anything. I was sure if I just typed in "Almond Joy pie" in Google, I would find something—and I did. I found this recipe on lifeloveandsugar.com.

The pie was easy to make, and it didn't require baking. I did tweak two things in the recipe, which I will reveal to you, but I'm pretty sure it wouldn't have made a difference in the taste.

Once again, this pie is so easy to make, especially with a store-bought pie crust. Even if you think you can't bake, you can!

I'm also pretty sure you could type in the name of any candy bar and find a pie that would go with it. Give it a try, and see what you can come up with.

How I Changed the Recipe

The recipe actually tells how to make your own Oreo Cookie crust, but I chose to buy an already-made Oreo Cookie crust from the store, which saved a lot of time and money on the leftover cookies I would have had.

The original recipe also called for 1/2 teaspoon of coconut extract and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. I didn't want to buy coconut extract because I didn't think I would have much use it after making this pie—so I just used a whole teaspoon of vanilla extract instead.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

13 min

10 min

23 min

Serves 8 to 10 people


  • 2 tbsp + 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 (14-oz. can) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • A handful almond slices
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Oreo Cookie crust, store-bought


  1. Whisk the cornstarch and 1/4 cup of the milk together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Add remaining milk, sugar, sweetened condensed milk, coconut and vanilla extract to a pan and whisk over medium heat until well combined and warm.
  3. Add the cornstarch mixture to the coconut mixture.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly with a whisk. It will begin to thicken.
  5. Once boiling, stir constantly for about 2 minutes more or until fully thickened.
  6. Pour mixture into crust, then refrigerate, uncovered, until cooled and firm.
  7. Once pie is firm, drizzle with the chocolate sauce, then sprinkle additional coconut flakes and enough almond slices to cover the pie. Refrigerate and serve with whipped cream. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Photo Tutorial

The main ingredients.

The main ingredients.

Whisking the milk and corn starch.

Whisking the milk and corn starch.

Whisking the first set of ingredients in the pot.

Whisking the first set of ingredients in the pot.

Mixing the cornstarch and milk mixture with the mixture in the pot.

Mixing the cornstarch and milk mixture with the mixture in the pot.

Showing the thickness of the coconut cream pie filling.

Showing the thickness of the coconut cream pie filling.

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Finished Pie

Pie without toppings.

Pie without toppings.

Pie with toppings.

Pie with toppings.

© 2018 Rachel L Alba


Rachel Alba on March 09, 2019:

Hi Poetryman, lol That's what I always say, The better it tastes the more it's bad for you. Speaking of sweets anyhow. Thanks for the visit and comment.

Blessings to you.

poetryman6969 on March 06, 2019:

Looks good. So it has to bad for me!

Rachel Alba on December 22, 2018:

Thank you Jackie. You are so sweet and thoughtful. I also wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on December 22, 2018:

Hi, Rachel, couldn't pass up wishing you a very Merry Christmas! And a Happy New Year!

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on November 01, 2018:

Hi Linda, That's how I feel about Almond Joy candy bars, so I thought the pie with it's ingredients would be the same. I was right. lol Thanks for visiting and the great comment. I appreciate it.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Rachel Alba on November 01, 2018:

Hi Chitrangada, It's always nice to hear from you. Thanks for the nice comments and for visiting.

Blessings to you

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on October 31, 2018:

This sounds perfect for the upcoming festival season. I would love to try this. I liked your combination of ingredients, easy to find and easy to make.

Thanks for sharing the details and helpful pictures.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on October 30, 2018:

This pie sounds like a lovely treat. It looks delicious. I don't think I'd be able to stop at one piece!

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on October 30, 2018:

Hi R Talloni, thank you for visiting and liking my picture. I'm not the greatest at taking pictures, but I'm learning. I'm glad you like the recipe too. I appreciate it.

Blessings to you.

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on October 30, 2018:

Hi Peggy. I found a lot of crumb crusts that are available along with the graham cracker crusts, even the white cookie crumb crusts. I love Almond Joy candy bars too, ever since I was little. Of course, there are not many candy bars I don't like. lol Thanks for sharing your comments, I appreciate them.

Blessings to you.

RTalloni on October 30, 2018:

Oh yum...oh dear! It's beautiful! :)

Rachel Alba on October 30, 2018:

Hi Jackie, LOL, don't worry about it, do you know how many times I make mistakes like that??? I know you know my name, it's ok. Thanks again for such encouragement you give me. Thank your husband too.

Many blessings to you.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 30, 2018:

Almond Joy was one of my favorite candy bars when I occasionally would purchase one. Making an entire pie with those flavors would be amazing! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us. I did not realize that Oreo cookie crusts were available to be purchased in stores. Nice to know!

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on October 30, 2018:

Good grief, I must have been in a rush to call you by your last name, so sorry! I guess because I can remember Rachel when looking you up but have to keep saying Alba in the back of my mind and then call you that. So embarrassed! I talk about you often to my husband and all your wonderful recipes.

There are not many of yours I haven't tried! He loves them too.

Rachel Alba on October 29, 2018:

Hi Mary, You think like me. lol Once in a while will not hurt you. Thanks for visiting and the nice comment.

Blessings to you.

Rachel Alba on October 29, 2018:

Hi Liz, Thank you for your nice comment and visit. You can certainly make you own Oreo cookie crust. As I said in my article the original recipe did have it. You just need 2 cups of crush cookie crumbs and 4 tablespoons of melted butter; mix them together and press them into your 9" pie plate. Enjoy!

Blessings to you.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on October 28, 2018:

Oh my, this looks very delicious. I wish I can still eat rich desserts. An exception once in a while will not hurt.

Liz Westwood from UK on October 28, 2018:

This looks very tasty. I think in the UK we would have to make our own Oreo cookie crust, as I have not seen it.

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on October 28, 2018:

Hi Jackie, You're so welcome. I had to share this, I love recipes that are easy to make and really good too.

Blessings to you.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on October 27, 2018:

Mm yum! I have been cheating with the International Almond Joy drink in my coffee and now I see this! Well I have to try it but I am doing well in my numbers and think if I don't try to eat it all I will be OK!

Wonder what using coconut milk would taste like? I only ask because I have a half can left over with nowhere to go. I made coconut pancakes today or should I say pancakes using coconut flour and coconut milk. Not bad but nothing compared to this. Just trying something low carb.

Will have to wait til Thanksgiving to fix this or I know I will wolf it down all by myself!

Thank you Alba for another great recipe!

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