Healthy homemade Almond Joy Bites Recipe

These Almond Joy copycat bars are healthy with zero refined sugar, are an awesome source of healthy fat, and taste just like the beloved candy. Get the gluten-free and vegan recipe below!

Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but we can still eat all the chocolate.

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I have to tell you guys, I’m an Almond Joy monster. When Livi gets Almond Joys on Halloween, she kindly shares her stash with me because she knows how much I love them. It was when I was eating one from our Halloween stash in the pantry – don’t judge lol – it made me wonder what was actually in them, and I decided I didn’t want to know.

Recently, I saw a bag of unsweetened coconut in the pantry and thought it would be fun to experiment with making my own.

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The result: an Almond Joy bite that’s even softer and sweeter than the beloved fave, and makes an awesome little sweet treat minus the sugar crash.

First, I made my own dairy-free condensed milk with maple syrup and almond milk. I just simmered almond milk with maple syrup until it yielded thick, creamy goodness.

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I added the mixture to unsweetened coconut with a little coconut oil and almond extract (<— key).

Rolled it into balls:

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and after a quick trip to the fridge to set, I coated them in melted dark chocolate and put my beloved Skinny Dipped almonds on top. They were bomb dot com. (Quick note: Skinny Dipped did not sponsor this post, but they are a current brand partner. I’ve loved their chocolate almonds for a very long time and if you haven’t tried them yet, get the chocolate peanut butter flavor and they’ll rock your world.)

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Here’s the recipe if you’d like to give it a try!

Healthy homemade almond joy bites

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Healthy homemade Almond Joy Bites Recipe

These Almond Joy copycat bars are healthy with zero refined sugar, are an awesome source of healthy fat, and taste just like the beloved candy. Get the gluten-free and vegan recipe below!

  • Author: Gina Harney
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: n/a
  • Total Time: -26058018.933333 minute
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Ingredients

3/4 cup almond milk

1/4 cup maple syrup

3 oz unsweetened coconut

2 tablespoons coconut oil

Small splash of almond extract

4 oz chocolate chips

Almonds for topping – I used Skinny Dipped

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, whisk the almond milk and maple syrup. Bring up to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 30-40 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the syrup with coconut, almond extra, coconut oil, and mix well. Roll into 8 balls and set in the fridge to set for 15 minutes or so.
  3. In a glass bowl, add the chocolate chips and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir, and microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring in between each round, until the chocolate is smooth.
  4. Roll each ball in the chocolate and set on parchment paper. Top with an almond. Place them in the fridge to set and store covered in the fridge.

Notes

These would also be delicious with dried fruit, orange peel. candied ginger, or chocolate shavings on top.

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So, tell me friends: what’s your all-time favorite candy? Do you like to have a little sweet bite after meals or not so much? Lately, I’ve been craving a little bit of chocolate or a date stuffed with peanut butter in the afternoon. It gives me an extra energy boost to get through the dinner + bedtime insanity.

xo

Gina

More of my favorite healthy sweet treats:

Sweet potato brownies 

Collagen brownies

Pineapple butter rum cake

Pumpkin pie mousse

S’mores in a jar

Dairy-free protein ice cream

Gf chocolate chip cookies with avocado oil

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1 Comment

  1. Rachel @ Queen Of Constance on April 19, 2019 at 4:20 am

    These are fantastic! We’ve made them 3 times. Every time taste was awesome and I love having a healthy snack that tastes like a treat!

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