Chocolate-Glazed Coconut Almond Cheesecake Recipe
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Chocolate-Glazed Coconut Almond Cheesecake Recipe

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My idea was to make a cheesecake taste like my favorite candy bar, which has chocolate, coconut and almonds. This cheesecake also works in bite size. Use a mini muffin pan with muffin liners, fill 3/4 full and bake 15-17 minutes. Allow to sit and cool completely before topping with chocolate, coconut and almonds. —Keri Brammer, Lawton, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped almonds
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut extract
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Toasted coconut flakes and chopped almonds, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 slice (calculated without coconut and almonds): 543 calories, 42g fat (25g saturated fat), 149mg cholesterol, 308mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place a greased 9-in. springform pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square). Securely wrap foil around pan.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, coconut and almonds; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of prepared pan. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake 12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce oven temperature to 325°.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in coconut extract. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Fold in coconut. Pour into crust. Place springform pan in a large baking pan; add 1 in. of boiling water to larger pan.
  4. Bake 45-55 minutes or until center is just set and top appears dull. Remove springform pan from water bath; remove foil. Cool cheesecake on a wire rack 10 minutes; loosen edges from pan with a knife. Cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
  5. For glaze, place chocolate chips in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Cool slightly to reach a spreading consistency, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove rim from pan. Spread glaze over cheesecake. Refrigerate 1 hour or until set. Top with toasted coconut and almonds if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast coconut, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Chocolate-Glazed Coconut Almond Cheesecake in Taste of Home April/May 2012, p65

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cindystees User ID: 961898 224842
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2015

"i was excited to make this think that it would taste like an almond joy candy bar. Was extremely disappointing. The crust had no flavor and the cheesecake part had little to no flavor of coconut. This cake was not sweet enough."

cooksforpleasure User ID: 7174729 223944
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2015

"I made this delicious dessert for a party and everyone was asking for the recipe! I added about 3/4 cup of miniature semi sweet morsels to the filling, to give it a bit of an extra treat. I would highly recommend this cheesecake to anyone! In fact, my neighbor has asked me to make this for her birthday."

kblackbird User ID: 1427193 214336
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2014

"This was a hit at our annual Christmas party!"

Callej2 User ID: 8011133 214232
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2014


northwoods50 User ID: 7352578 122874
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

"This sounds wonderful.... (to that end even though I haven't made it I'm confident it's wonderful and will rate it anyway) I'm curious from anyone who might be able to help - I'd love to make this in a 9 X 13 pan for coffee hour at church. I'm guessing the ingredients would work fine, just wondering about the baking time. Any help will be much appreciated. Thank you"

zonamom User ID: 8093235 116476
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014

"I saw this in the magazine about a year ago and decided to make it for my mom for Mother's Day. She loved it! It wasn't too difficult to make and it really does resemble an almond joy!"

holland.janet User ID: 5691678 139062
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

"GrannySmith123 ... Directions #2 says to mix the crumbs, coconut, almonds and butter. Then press in the bottom and up the sides to form the crust for the cheese cake. Hope this helps, you'll find making cheesecakes are really easy once you have one under your belt."

nujo User ID: 8091954 185342
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2014

"Do you have a healthier version of this?"

MMgrieb1 User ID: 8017781 213171
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2014

"Haven't tried this yet but have to, very soon. It sounds wonderful. But I want to know, too, how to use it in the mini-muffin pan. That sounds like a fun thing!!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 6757410 139060
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2014 Edited Nov. 16, 2014

"Have not tried yet--how do I use the crumbs, etc. in the mini muffin pan liners?"

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