4 Ingredient Almond Joy Cookies

4 Ingredient Almond Joy Cookies have everything you need to know right in the name! Sweetened, flaked coconut, semi-sweet chocolate chips, roasted almonds, and sweetened condensed milk come together to create cookies that taste just like candy bars!

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Almond Joy is just about the best candy bar ever made. Scratch that, if you love almonds, coconut, and chocolate it IS the best candy bar ever made. If you want all that flavor in a super easy cookie, then read on. You’ll get it here!

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❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It uses 4 simple ingredients that you can find in one aisle.
  • It’s loaded with all the flavors we love about Almond Joy.
  • It’s a super-easy recipe that anyone can make.


can of sweetened condensed milk, roasted almonds, chocolate chips, and shredded coconut

It doesn’t get much easier than 4 ingredients! Well, yes it does. They’re all in the baking aisle. See the recipe card at the end of the post for quantities.

  • Sweetened flaked coconut
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Roasted almonds (salted or unsalted)
  • Sweetened condensed milk

🔪 How to Make 4 Ingredient Almond Joy Cookies

These cookies are just as simple to make as the ingredient list. They mix up in a snap, and they bake to perfection in less than 15 minutes!

Step 1: Prep

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

coconut, sweetened condensed milk, almonds, and chocolate chips in a green mixing bowl

Step 2: Make the Cookie Dough

Combine the coconut, chocolate chips, and chopped almonds in a large mixing bowl. Then, stir in the sweetened condensed milk.

Step 3: Form the Cookies

Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup or cookie scoop to scoop out the dough onto the parchment paper-lined cookie sheets. Using wet hands, form the mounds into thick, round cookies.

almond joy cookies on parchment lined baking sheet

Step 4: Bake

Bake for 12 to 14 minutes until golden brown around the edges.

Step 5: Cool

Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. Enjoy!


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Mounds Cookies – Omit the almonds for Mounds cookies.
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips – Use milk or dark chocolate chips for a different flavor.
  • Almonds – You can use chopped pecans or walnuts, as well.

If you think these cookies look delicious, then check out our other Almond Joy cookie variation.

almond joy cookies on a white background with a pile of almonds

🥄 Equipment

  • Measuring cup
  • Cookie scoop
  • Baking sheets
  • Parchment paper
  • Wire cooling racks

🥫 Storage

Store these cookies for up to 3 days in an air-tight container at room temperature. Refrigerate them for up to a week in an air-tight container. For even longer storage, freeze them for up to 3 months in an air-tight, freezer-safe container.

💭 Tips

  • Be sure to wet your hand with water before forming the cookies so the dough doesn’t stick.
  • Always line your baking sheets with parchment paper for easy removal of the cookies.
  • Mix your ingredients thoroughly to ensure even distribution.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What are Almond Joy cookies?

Almond Joy cookies are cookies made with a simple mixture of flaked coconut, chocolate chips, almonds, and sweetened condensed milk.

What do Almond Joy cookies taste like?

They taste just like Almond Joy candy bars. So they’re full of sweet coconut, milk chocolate, and crunchy almond.

Why do I have to let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet?

There are two reasons. First, letting the cookies cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet allows the heat to continue to bake the cookies to perfection. Second, letting them cool a bit on the cookie sheet, helps them firm up so they don’t fall apart.

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🧾Recipe Card

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4 Ingredient Almond Joy Cookies

This 4 ingredient almond joy cookies recipe comes together in a flash, bakes quickly, and delivers all the flavors of an Almond Joy!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 18 Cookies
Calories: 317kcal


  • measuring cup
  • Cookie scoop
  • Baking sheets
  • parchment paper
  • Wire cooling racks


  • 14- ounce bag sweetened flaked coconut
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup roasted almonds salted or unsalted, lightly chopped
  • 14- ounce can sweetened condensed milk


  • Preheat oven to 325F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the coconut, chocolate chips, and chopped almonds.
  • Stir in the sweetened condensed milk until fully combined.
  • Use a ¼ cup measuring cup or cookie scoop to scoop the cookie dough onto the parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Wet your hands with water to prevent sticking and form the mounds of cookie dough into thick, round cookies.
  • Bake the cookies at 325F for 12-14 minutes until golden brown around the edges.
  • Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then remove and cool to room temperature on wire cooling racks.


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Will it work if you don’t use the nuts? I can’t eat nuts.

    1. Yes of course. You can leave out the nuts