Step 5: 30 Minutes later...
For those who chose method two, get your logs out of the freezer.
They should be nice and firm... easy to cut. You're going to slice the logs apart, but read ahead before you do or this could get difficult.
You can flatten the tops and bottoms of the log so when you cut them they are "Mounds" shaped. I'm not all that concerned but it looks neat. The key to them is how thick each slice is.
"How thick do we slice them?" you ask.
I'll answer with my mom's stand-by answer. "Thick enough."
Okay, the response sounds like an evasion, but it's true. Too thin (less than 1/4 inch) and they will fall apart in the chocolate. Too thick and the coconuts, sugar, and pecans kind of overpower the chocolate. About a centimeter or about 1/2 inch is ideal.
To make an Almond Joy, you could add an Almond to the top of the piece. I'm not a fan of almonds so this wasn't done. You can also add other things as well, but remember that anything you add will be dipped in hot chocolate. M&M's probably won't work so well.