It’s no secret that Almond Joy may not be the fan favorite candy. When it comes to ranking Halloween candy bars, it usually gets low scores: Exhibit A (BuzzFeed) & Exhibit B (Entertainment Tonight).

However, the chocolate, almond and coconut combination shouldn’t be ignored. A recent study from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) found that eating a handful of almonds can improve your diet. So, just add chocolate and coconut, and Almond Joy is healthy, right..? At least that’s what we’re telling ourselves.

This recipe takes the same ingredients from the candy bar and turns it into a delicious spread for your bagel.

Almond Joy Cream Cheese

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:2
  • Easy


  • 2 toasted bagels
  • 4 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoon chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoon slivered almonds
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted coconut (optional)
Photo by Jayna Goldstein
  • Step 1

    Combine the cream cheese, shredded coconut, chocolate chips, slivered almonds and powdered sugar until combined.

    Photo by Jayna Goldstein
  • Step 2

    Smother your bagel with this tropical goodness and enjoy.

    #SpoonTip: Add toasted coconut to the cream cheese that is spilling out of your bagel.

    Photo by Jayna Goldstein